Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir stated that the committee appointed to review the legislation of leasing land to citizens outside the EEA will present its proposals on the case of Chinese investor Huang Nubo’s interest in Grímsstaðir á Fjöllum shortly.
Wikileaks has demanded that Danish authorities investigate whether laws were broken when the FBI met with Icelandic citizen Sigurður Þórðarson, aka Siggi ‘the hacker,’ in the country on three occasions, following meetings in Iceland in early 2013.
A total of 330 runners of the 345, who started the Laugavegur run in Landmannalaugar yesterday, completed the 55-km (34-mile) route and made it to Þórsmörk, which is a new record. According to earlier news, 357 people registered to participate.
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson has expressed deep concern over the conflict in Gaza, regretting the deaths of civilians, including a number of children, in Israel’s air strikes in the region.
A man was found injured in the remote Jökulfirðir in the West Fjords today. The hiker was poorly equipped and slipped in and out of consciousness. He appeared to have fallen and suffered head trauma, and probably bone fractures too.
The Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland is working on the preservation of Þingvallabærinn, the distinctive farm at Þingvellir National Park. The houses were built on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, in 1930.
Borg brewery is preparing to export sheep dung smoked IPA Fenrir to the U.S. The beer is the brainchild of brew master Sturlaugur Jón Björnsson, whose love for smoked food inspired him to try the Icelandic traditional method of smoking lamb on beer.
A large landslide fell from the mountain Árnesfjall in Árneshreppur, the northeastern West Fjords, and down to Hvalvík cove yesterday afternoon. Farmer at Melar Björn Torfason witnessed the event and described it as if the mountain had exploded.