Wednesday, Dr. Jón Karlsson, became the first Icelandic doctor to receive the Nordic Medical Prize at a ceremony in Stockholm.
News 2016 - January
The number of overnight stays at Icelandic hotels in December last year increased by 36 percent compared with December of 2014, from 133,300 to 181,900, according to Statistics Iceland.
In an effort to become gender-neutral, Reykjanesbær’s elementary school, Akurskóli, has removed gender signs from its restroom doors.
A white-tailed eagle, found injured Wednesday in Snæfellsnes, West Iceland, was transported to Reykjavík Family Park and Zoo yesterday morning.
According to the report Digital in 2016, published by the UK-based company We Are Social, Iceland ranks first among nations with populations of 50,000 or more in terms of internet penetration, or 98 percent.
Yesterday afternoon, American Airlines flight 109, en route from London to Los Angeles, turned around shortly after flying past Keflavík International Airport, because of a mystery illness onboard.
Sævar Helgi Bragason, Iceland’s number one astronomy enthusiast, and head of the Astronomy Association of Seltjarnarnes, says there is no truth to rumors that the northern lights may disappear for a few years.
A Chinese woman, who had an accident while diving in the Silfra fissure in Þingvellir National Park last Tuesday, has died.
For the first time ever, support for the Pirate Party has exceeded 40 percent, according to a new poll conducted by Fréttablaðið and Stöð2.