Alexandra Ósk Magnúsdóttir, whose car overturned near Sandgerði in South Iceland on March 22, thanked the men who saved her life and the lives of her two young children at the fire station in Keflavík yesterday, by presenting them with flowers and engraved shields.
News 2015 - March
A report, commissioned by Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, outlining the need for a fundamental reform of Iceland’s monetary system, was published today by Progressive Party MP and chair of the Alþingi parliament’s Committee for Economic Affairs and Trade Frosti Sigurjónsson.
The annual Reykjavík Blues Festival opened on Saturday and runs through April 2. This year’s festival celebrates the 100th birthdays of Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon.
East Iceland District Court handed a 60-day suspended sentence to a 19-year-old last week for distributing naked pictures of his ex-girlfriend online without her consent. He is to pay her ISK 250,000 (USD 1,800, EUR 1,700) in damages for the act of revenge pornography.
The number of overnight stays in Iceland totaled 5.5 million last year, up 21 percent from the previous year. Stays by foreign visitors made up 80 percent of the total, up 25 percent from 2013. Overnight stays among Icelanders increased six percent from 2013, according to Statistics Iceland.
Reykjavík City Council is exploring the possibility of moving Björk’s exhibition, which is currently on show at MoMA in New York, to Reykjavík.
A man in his early forties was found dead in his apartment in Reykjavík on Friday. It’s believed that he may have been dead for two months. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
Fisheries Iceland, the association of fisheries companies in Iceland, demand that fish processing companies which don’t fulfill safety regulations make immediate improvements. While accidents at sea have decreased significantly, accidents in fish processing are up by 70 percent in the past five...
Calm and mild weather with below 0ºC (32ºF) temperatures is forecast for all parts of Iceland over the coming days.