Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir

Deputy and Web Editor Iceland Review/Atlantica

Viking Ship, no Nudity in Reykjavík Pride Parade

Icelandic pop singer Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson will ‘sail’ on a Viking ship “for the Icelandic settlement queens” in this year’s Reykjavík Pride parade, which will take place on August 8. Páll Óskar also stated that there will be no “tits and asses” in this year’s parade.

Icelanders Surpass 330,000 Mark

The population of Iceland at the end of the second quarter of 2015 was 330,610, 166,170 males and 164,440 females, surpassing the 330,000 mark for the first time. The population increased by 870 from the previous quarter.

New Music Video Features Icelandic Folk Song

Icelandic singer Guðrún Ólafsdóttir and Spanish guitarist Francisco Javier Jáuregui recently filmed a new music video on the beach in Reykjavík to one of Iceland’s most beloved folk songs, ‘Vísur Vatnsenda-Rósu,’ arranged by acclaimed composer Jón Ásgeirsson.

Legislation on Drone Use Drafted in Iceland

According to a draft on legislation on the use of drones in Iceland, they must be kept at a distance of at least 150 meters (492 feet) from Bessastaðir, the presidential residence, police stations and prisons, and special permission will be required for flying over densely-populated areas.

Mackerel Petition Fifth Largest in Iceland

A total of 51,296 signed a petition protesting Minister of Fisheries Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson’s bill on the distribution of the mackerel fishing quota, which makes it the fifth largest petition in Iceland’s history. The collection of signatures concluded at midnight.

Iceland’s PM Meets EU Chiefs in Brussels

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is currently on an official visit to Brussels for the first time since Iceland terminated accession talks with the EU in March, where he met with President of the European Council Donald Tusk today and President of the European Commission...