Around 35 percent of Icelanders wash their bedding every three weeks or less, according to a new poll by MMR published on Friday.
News 2014 - October
A man turned off the street lights in the rural community of Kleppjárnsreykir in Borgarfjörður recently so that tourists could get a better view of the northern lights. The man used a flashlight to trick the sensors in the street lights.
The French men's team made a video of their trip to the tenth European TeamGym Championships in Iceland. Among the things they got up to is a double somersault during their flight.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution from the Holuhraun eruption can be expected first in the north and northwest of Iceland and then later in the west and southwest of Iceland today, according to the Icelandic Met Office.
Today is the first day of winter according to the Icelandic calendar. As in the past 11 years, it will be celebrated with Meat Soup Day on Skólavörðustígur in downtown Reykjavík, where passersby can enjoy a taste of free kjötsúpa, a classic culinary staple, from 2 pm.
An experienced fox hunter, Reynir Bergsveinsson, has seen footprints by an unusually large fox in Þingvellir. He thinks this may be either a red fox or a silver fox.
Today is the first day of the ptarmigan hunting season in Iceland and thousands of hobby hunters are expected to head out attempting to catch their Christmas roast. There will be 12 hunting days in total, the next four weekends, Fridays through Sundays.
Asylum seeker Adam Ibrahim Pasha from Iraq went on hunger strike on Monday after his application for asylum in Iceland was rejected by the Directorate of Immigration last Friday.
The area covered in new lava from the Holuhraun eruption now measures 63 square km (24 square miles), 2.3 square km larger than reported three days ago. Had the eruption occurred in Reykjavík, the lava would now cover the entire city plus all neighboring communities except Mosfellsbær.