Second Strike Starts Tonight

The second 48-hour strike of about 5,000 members of SFR Union of Public Workers and the Icelandic Union of Nurses’ Aides will begin at midnight tonight.

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

Arctic Circle Opens

President Ólaf­ur Ragn­ar Gríms­son this morning opened the Arctic Circle Conference at Harpa concert hall.

Harpa concert center in Reykjavík, pink on the occasion of Pink October in 2013.

Pink Day Today

October is the month of the Pink Bow, an awareness and fundraising initiative by the Icelandic Cancer Society to fight women’s cancer.

Syrian refugees on the border of Lebanon, 2014

Red Cross: 200 Refugees 2016 and ’17

The Icelandic Red Cross doubts more than the 50-60 quota refugees already approved by the government can be accepted this year. We could, however, receive 200 refugees a year in 2016 and 2017.

Reykjavík and Esja mountain

Strikers Protest; Police Still Ill

Members of SFR Union of Public Servants, the Icelandic Union of Nurses’ Aides and the Police Federation of Iceland planned a protest in front of government offices this morning at 9:15 to demand pay comparable to that of other government workers.

Police car

Man Charged in Fatal Car Accident

The South Iceland chief of police has charged a man for involuntary manslaughter in the fatal traffic accident which occurred east of Meðallandsvegur by Eldhraun lava field, August 4, 2013.

A trailer from the film Rams.

‘Rams’ Wins Award in New York

The Icelandic film Rams (Hrútar), directed by Grímur Hákonarson, won yet another award Monday, when chosen “Best narrative feature film” at the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) in East Hampton, New York.