Support for the sale of alcohol in grocery stores is increasing in Iceland.
In total, 1,300 people have been suspected of this infraction; 1,135 individuals have actually been stopped by police.
Icelandic liquor stores sold 767,000 litres of alcohol last year to 137,000 customers in the week leading up to Merchants’ Weekend.
Just over 60% of respondents reported being opposed to such marketing and 42% reported being “very opposed.”
The Icelandic Ministry of Education and Culture is considering lifting the ban on advertising alcohol and tobacco products.
About a third of Icelanders are for allowing the sale of wine in grocery stores, but the majority, or 58 percent, is against it.
The first debate about the so-called ‘Liquor Bill’ began in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, this afternoon at 2 pm.
Police were called out to Keflavík International Airport this morning to search for a drunk passenger.
The large stream of tourists to the lake Mývatn area has created a stream of alcoholic beverages in the region.
‘Dope for Stuff’ (‘Dóp fyrir dót’) is the name of a Facebook page where members exchange drugs for all sorts of goods, many of which are likely stolen.
The “ridiculous waste” of Christmas beer was the subject of discussion at Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, today.
There are two versions of a story circulating about whether or not Ásmundur Einar Daðason, MP for the Progressive Party and personal assistant to Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, was drunk when he vomited on board a WOW air flight to Washington DC this week.