The leaders of three political parties, Bjarni Benediktsson of the Independence Party, Benedikt Jóhannesson of the Reform Party and Óttarr Proppé of Bright Future, talked informally last weekend about a potential government coalition.
A new department for organized crime at the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police is investigating suspected cases of human trafficking in Iceland, especially in the construction and tourism industries. The department has hired a special investigator for such cases.
More than 80 volunteers from search and rescue associations in North Iceland and Reykjavík, along with the Coast Guard’s helicopter crew, took part in the rescue of a man who had become trapped in the steep mountainside of Gunnólfsvíkurfjall on Langanes peninsula, Northeast Iceland, yesterday...
The 2016 Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) will be held in Reykjavík, September 29-October 9.
Progressive Party MP Vigdís Hauksdóttir, who chairs the Alþingi parliament’s Budget Committee, and Independence Party MP Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, the committee’s first deputy chair, presented a report on Monday criticizing the re-privatization of the banks.
The first sheep herders headed for the mountains yesterday for the annual réttir, roundups of horses and sheep. The first réttir will take place in the Húnavatnssýsla and Eyjafjörður regions tomorrow.
The film Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) by Icelandic director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival yesterday as one of 12 films in the Venice Days category. The film was well received by both attendees and critics.
A Spanish tourist, who was made pay EUR 800 (USD 900, ISK 100,000) by landowners for driving up to the Douglas DC-35 Super Dakota plane wreck on Sólheimasandur in South Iceland, is taking his case to the Spanish Consulate after the police dismissed his complaint.