Budget airlines Norwegian and Easy Jet are looking into the possibility of international flights to Akureyri, North Iceland. However, Greenland Express, which was considering offering flights between Akureyri and Denmark, has shelved its plans.
The old French hospital in Fáskrúðsfjörður, East Iceland, originally built in 1903, has been renovated. It opened as a hotel and museum last month.
U.S. company Silicor Materials confirmed in a press release on Tuesday its plans to open its first large-scale solar silicon production facility at the port of Grundartangi in Hvalfjörður fjord, West Iceland, near the Century Aluminum smelter.
The sun will be shining in North and East Iceland, while Iceland’s capital region will not see proper sunshine, apart from a few hours here and there, until July 25, according to the long-term forecast on the website of the Norwegian Meteorological Institution, yr.no.
Foreign Minister of Iceland Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson offered Iceland’s help in mapping Ukraine’s geothermal energy resources to Deputy Head of the Ukrainian National Agency on Ensuring of Efficient Use of Energy Resources (NAER) Vitalii Grygorovskyi in a meeting today.
Foreign Minister of Iceland Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson met President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the country’s foreign minister, Pavlo Klimkin, in Kiev yesterday evening. Gunnar is on a two-day official visit to Ukraine.
The body of a woman believed to be Ásta Stefánsdóttir, a 35-year-old lawyer, who has been missing since June 10, was found in Bleiksárgljúfur canyon, South Iceland, last night.