Police are still searching for Birna Brjánsdóttir, a 20-year-old girl from Reykjavík, who has been missing since Saturday morning.
News 2017 - January
Today will be cold with a slow wind across Iceland with -5 to -10°C (23-50°F) in inhabited areas and up to -20°C (-4°F) in the highlands, as in the past few days. The roads across Breiðdalsheiði and Öxi in East Iceland are currently impassable.
Iceland lost its first game in the World Men’s Handball Championship in France yesterday, 27-21 against Spain in Group B. Iceland performed well in the first half, leading by two goals at half time, 12-10. However, Spain struck back in the second half, defeating Iceland.
A tidal wave may hit Vestmannaeyjar archipelago off South Iceland, in case a volcanic eruption in Katla causes a flash flood from Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The scenario was discussed at a meeting in Vestmannaeyjar on Wednesday evening.
District Commissioner in South Iceland Anna Birna Þráinsdóttir stated yesterday that the Icelandic state’s preemption right to acquire Fell, the land to which part of Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon belongs, had not expired after all on January 9 when the state announced its decision.
The trailer from documentary Under an Arctic Sky was published yesterday. Photographer Chris Burkard and filmmaker Ben Weiland came to Iceland in December 2015 with a group of surfers in the hope of being able to surf under the northern lights.
An 18-year-old girl died after the collision of two cars on the road Grindavíkurvegur near the Blue Lagoon in Southwest Iceland this morning. Another person is seriously injured and is being treated at Landspítali national university hospital’s intensive care unit.
Icelandic football commentator Guðmundur Benediktsson (Gummi Ben) tweeted on Sunday that Premium League club Southampton had made a GBP 34 million (ISK 4.8 billion, USD 42 million, EUR 39 million) offer to Premium League club Swansea, for its star, Icelandic player Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson, in the...