There was heavy snowfall in Reykjavík overnight, bringing the snow depth in the capital area to 19 cm (7.5 in).
News 2016 - January
Although the Icelandic men’s national handball team has dropped out of the Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in Poland, two Icelanders remain in the championship.
An MMR poll conducted January 12-20 reveals that 53.2 percent of Icelanders support government- funded grants for artists in the form of salary paid to those whose applications are accepted.
Iceland ranks the lowest among Nordic countries on the Corruption Perceptions Index in 2015, published by Transparency International.
This morning, three former Kaupþing bankers were acquitted in the Reykjavík District Court of charges in the so-called Chesterfield Case.
An “obvious blunder” is what Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson last night called Landsbanki bank’s sale of its shares in the electronic payment service company Borgun in 2014.
The Hollywood film Fast 8, the eighth of The Fast and the Furious action movies, will be partly shot in the West Iceland town of Akranes, about 45 km (28 miles) north of Reykjavík.