A special Bird Week kicks off in Reykjavík today, the purpose of which is to raise awareness of the diverse birdlife which exists within city limits and the importance of Reykjavík for the welfare of Icelandic birds.
The 2015 Culture Festival of Seltjarnarnes, a neighboring town of Reykjavík, kicked off yesterday with the opening of exhibitions dedicated to the songs of the women’s rights movement on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage in Iceland.
Search and rescue organizations from the capital region were called out this morning when a boat ran aground at Eyri by Álftanes, a neighboring community of Reykjavík. It soon turned out that the two men onboard weren’t in any danger.
Only 1 percent of preschool teachers in Iceland are men. The Icelandic Teachers’ Union discussed the situation at a meeting on Friday. Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson spoke at the meeting, saying that he is willing to take part in changing the situation.
Three dogs have been on the loose on and around Mosfellsheiði heath outside Reykjavík since mid-June, where sheep were grazed in the summer, and killed 65 sheep from seven farms in Mosfellsdalur, Þingvallasveit and Ölfus. Many more are missing.
Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest is now his highest-earning movie worldwide, topping 2 Guns which earned USD 131 million. As of Thursday, 50,700 people had seen Everest in Iceland.
An individual who broke into a house in Reykjavík district Breiðholt on Tuesday morning accidently left his sweater and parka behind. He now wants the clothes back and is threatening the family who lives there, a couple with two young sons.
Rams (Hrútar) by Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson won the main prize, the Golden Eye trophy, as best International Feature Film at the Zürich Film Festival (ZFF) last night along with a CHF 25,000 (ISK 3.3 million, USD 26,000, EUR 23,000) cash prize.