Today is June 17, Iceland’s National Day.
Four pagan graves, believed to date from the tenth century, were discovered by archaeologists on Dysnes point, near Akureyri.
The Suðurnes Public Health Authority has halted road construction in an area called Flugvellir in Keflavík, on the Reykjanes peninsula, due to tar pollution.
Carlo Petrini, president and co-founder of the global grassroots organization Slow Food, will be visiting Iceland next week and giving a lecture at at the University of Iceland on Tuesday.
A new poll conducted by the Housing Financing Fund (Íbúðalánasjóður) suggests that the number of homeowners in Iceland is rapidly decreasing.
A power outage affected an area from Kirkjubæjarklaustur in South Iceland and eastwards to Vopnafjörður in Northeast Iceland for about two hours this morning.
A conference of authors of nonfiction will be held at the University of Iceland and Harpa Concert Hall June 1-4.