The driver of a motorcycle lost control and crashed on the Reykjavík urban highway of Sæbraut just after 21.00 on Tuesday evening, and it has since come to light he is a regular at the police station.
Two men were arrested yesterday in the vicinity of Höfn, Hornafjörður, in connection with a recent theft from a handicraft store in Blönduós.
Three women sought help at Landspítali National University Hospital in Reykjavík after allegedly being sexually assaulted during Merchants’ Holiday (Frídagur verslunarmanna) festivities in the Westman Islands last weekend.
He’s a guy who is always happy and comes across well with everyone. I don’t believe he knew he had the disease,” says a friend and former housemate of the Nigerian asylum seeker who was remanded in custody yesterday under suspicion of having infected young women with HIV.
The Metropolitan Police has issued a missing person’s alert for 38-year-old Lilja Jóhanna Bragadóttir.
A foreign tourist received an ISK 150,000 (EUR 1,000, USD 1,100) fine for driving off-road east of Hrossaborg crater in the Mývatn area, Northeast Iceland, this week. Another traveler witnessed the particularly severe case of off-road driving and notified the police.
The office of the Special Prosecutor, which was established to investigate the Icelandic banking collapse in 2008, will be shut down at the end of this year, according to legislation passed by Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, on Tuesday.
A campsite at Jökulsárgljúfur, North Iceland was evacuated last night following the reported sighting of a polar bear in the area.
Talking on the telephone whilst driving increases the driver’s average reaction time by half, and even more than that if he/she is sending a text message.
The fire in pipe factory Set in Selfoss, South Iceland, on Sunday was caused by two nine-year-old boys playing with lighters and inflammatory chemicals. Hundreds of people had to evacuate their homes and one person was taken to hospital with smoke inhalation.
The police in Suðurnes, Southwest Iceland, were called to Keflavík International Airport last weekend to question a woman who had been living there for seven days. Airport workers started suspecting that the woman wasn’t just passing through because she entered the same store every day.
Capital region police arrested the sisters Malín Brand and Hlín Einarsdóttir again yesterday and questioned them in connection to a second charge of extortion leveled against them.
Reykjavík Metropolitan Police closed off a large area surrounding the apartment complexes on Hlíðarhjalli 51-55 in Kópavogur yesterday and forced the evacuation of the building's 150 inhabitants. Police suspected that a man was shooting from a shotgun from his apartment on Hlíðarhjalli 53....
In an interview with the media yesterday, Malín Brand asserted her innocence of the attempted extortion of Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. She claimed that her involvement in the case was limited to being present in the car with her sister, Hlín Einarsdóttir, when the...
Two sisters were arrested on Friday for sending a letter to Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, demanding that he pay them several ISK million, or else they would publish sensitive information about him.
Chief Medical Officer of Iceland Birgir Jakobsson, who was director of Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm from 2007 to 2014, has commented on a trachea implant which was carried out at the hospital by Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini in June 2011 and is now being investigated along...
The Swedish police are investigating alleged illegal trachea implants carried out by Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Uppdrag granskning, an investigative news program on SVT, reported yesterday. Icelandic surgeon Tómas Guðbjartsson took part in...
Three individuals, two of whom are seriously injured, were taken by Coast Guard helicopter to national university hospital Landspítali in Reykjavík this morning after their SUV overturned by Hellissandur on Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland.
The firearms provided to the Icelandic Coastguard late last year are still in the country. The shipment of the guns to Iceland from the Norwegian military caused heated debate and criticism in Iceland and the Coastguard eventually relented and said the weapons would be sent back to Norway “at...
The chief of police in the capital region has joined calls for a new section to be added to the criminal statute to deal specifically with domestic violence.
Four young men aged 16-22 were arrested in Breiðholt, a suburb of Reykjavík, on Friday on suspicion of having damaged more than 20 cars. The suspects had to remain in custody while being questioned; Reykjavík Metropolitan Police are investigating the case.
Chilean Denmark-based artist Marco Evaristti refused to pay a fine for pouring pink dye into erupting hot spring Strokkur in the Geysir geothermal area in South Iceland on Friday and left the country. His stunt has provoked anger among Icelanders.
Denmark-based Chilean artist Marco Evaristti pour pink food coloring into erupting hot spring Strokkur in the Geysir geothermal area in South Iceland yesterday and recorded a video of it as part of his ‘Pink State’ art project.
The older boy of the two who got stuck in the drain below the manmade waterfall of the dam Reykdalsstífla in Hafnarfjörður on Tuesday has been discharged from hospital. His younger brother is still being kept unconscious on a ventilator.