News 2016 - October


Poll Shows Opposition Parties with 33 MPs

A new poll conducted for Morgunblaðið and published today, on the eve of Iceland’s parliamentary election, shows the Independence Party gaining 1.4 percent support since the last such poll.

Alþingi, Iceland's parliament

Opposition Parties Find Common Ground

All four opposition parties in Iceland, the Pirate Party, the Left-Green Movement, Bright Future and the Social Democratic Alliance, have declared a willingness to form a government together following Saturday’s parliamentary election.

fishermen at work

Fishermen Negotiate Wages

Fishermen and owners of fishing companies convene at the office of the state mediator this afternoon for wage negotiations.


Deceased Man on Ballot

We reported last week that the oldest candidate for Saturday’s parliamentary election was the 92-year-old Jónsteinn Haraldsson, running for the Left-Green Movement in the Reykjavík South district.

Rescue team.

Response Teams Prepared for Major Accident

The bus accident in Southwest Iceland on Tuesday, where 17 people were injured, at least five of them seriously, has brought attention to the importance of being well prepared for such an accident.

Red Héol

Debris from French Sailboat Found

This morning, the Icelandic Coast Guard received a signal from the emergency transmitter of the French sailboat Red Héol, which has been missing since summer.