News 2015 - April

Reykjavík and Esja mountain

Lawyers’ Strike Causing Housing Market Problems

Some Icelandic estate agents have started putting clauses in house purchase contracts so that buyers have to pay sellers extra interest due to the lawyers’ strike at district commissioners’ offices around the country.

2015 Nepal earthquake

Lots of Work Ahead for Icelander in Nepal Quake Zone

An Icelandic aid worker in Nepal says the scale of the destruction there is massive and that many months of rescue, salvage and construction work lie ahead. Rescue workers are only now reaching many of the most isolated mountain villages which were worst affected by the earthquake. Nepal is in a...

BBC to Broadcast Icelandic Crime Series

BBC has purchased the broadcast rights to Icelandic crime series Ófærð (Trapped), which was produced by Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur’s production company RVK Studios, according to Television Business International.

2015 Nepal earthquake

Funds Raised for Nepal Quake Victims

The Association of Nepalese in Iceland is among the associations and companies in Iceland raising funds for emergency aid following the massive earthquake in Nepal on Saturday.

Screenshot from I of the Storm

Of Monsters and Men Release New Song

Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men released a new song ‘I of the Storm’ and corresponding lyric video yesterday from their upcoming album Beneath the Skin, due out on June 9.