Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is planning to appoint a committee of ministers to discuss the growing pressure from Icelanders, politicians and the public, on the government to accept more than 50 refugees.
A woman in her fifties, who was traveling the country with her family, died when she was hit by a boat on wheels at the parking lot outside the service center for Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in Southeast Iceland yesterday afternoon.
Tourists on a whale watching trip in Iceland got more than they bargained for and were reportedly horrified when they witnessed whaling vessel Hvalur 8 pull dead fin whales to shore instead of the living whales they had paid to see.
Elska is a new erotic magazine targeted at a gay audience, set to hit the stores next month. The magazine’s editor, Londoner Liam Campbell, explains that he chose the name elska—the Icelandic word for ‘to love’—because his love for travel began in Iceland.
The lineup for the 2015 Reykjavík International Literary Festival, held September 9-12, was announced this week, including international authors Dave Eggers (U.S.), Stine Pilgaard (Denmark), Teju Cole (Nigeria/U.S.) and Ana Maria Shua (Argentina).
Icelandic actor Darri Ingólfsson, whose portrayal of serial killer and arch enemy of Dexter Oliver Saxton garnered considerable attention, also played a ruthless murderer in the latest series of Criminal Minds, where he kept a family hostage on a boat.