An 18-year-old Icelandic boy traveling with his parents and a friend died in an accident in the amusement park Terra Mítica in Benidorm, Spain, yesterday. Spanish authorities notified the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs about the accident last night.
The owners of a newborn foal which lost its mother near Hvolsvöllur in South Iceland on Wednesday night turned to social media for help to save it. Their plea was shared 300 times and the move may have saved the foal’s life.
Today is the Second Day of Whitsun, or Pentecost, a Christian holiday and a bank holiday in Iceland. Although Whitsun is a religious holiday, many people skip mass and use the opportunity to engage in outdoor activities with their friends and families.
Whitsun, or hvítasunna in Icelandic, is a religious holiday, celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter. Usually known as Pentecost in English, the holiday commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Christ.
A demonstration is being organized today to save the 106-year-old Swedish Whitebeam on Grettisgata 17 in the city center.
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, prime minister and chair of the Progressive Party, said in an interview on Bylgjan radio station yesterday that he had been clear in his position towards the building of a mosque in Reykjavík but that the media had chosen to overlook it, calling the debate “pathetic...
German tourist and anti whaling activist Arne Feuerhahn of Hard To Port left the mast of whaling vessel Hvalur 8 yesterday evening, after 15 hours, in spite of having planned to protest Iceland’s whaling for 48 hours. The organization claims that he was threatened.
The verdicts in the so-called Arum and Imon cases were announced at Reykjavík District Court yesterday. All defendants in the former case were acquitted and all but one in the second.
Former chair of the Progressive Party criticized the party’s comments on the building of a mosque in Reykjavík and the PM’s reactions to them.