In a special United Nations session held last week regarding a global ban on nuclear weapons, Iceland abstained from voting on the measure.
News 2017 - July
An ever-increasing number of visitors to Iceland require medical treatment at the country’s national hospital, Landspítali.
The considerable strengthening of the Icelandic Krona over the past year has begun to have a tangible impact on the tourism industry.
Chlamydia remained by far the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted disease (STD) in Iceland in the first half of this year, according to a report on communicable diseases issued by the Icelandic Directorate of Health.
Centuries-old circular stone sheepfolds can be found across Iceland. Some think they are reminiscent of Celtic architecture and there has been speculation about whether they were used for purposes other than sheltering sheep.
Iceland’s public bus authority Strætó bs. has purchased nine electric-powered buses from Chinese specialist bus manufacturer Yutong.
The Eistnaflug music festival is underway for the twelfth time in the town of Neskaupstaður in East Iceland. The festival slogan, ‘Don’t be an idiot’, is meant as a reminder to festivalgoers to behave themselves, or risk the festival being cancelled.
Plans are in the works to open around 30 new restaurants in Reykjavík city center in the near future. The combined venues will be able to seat at least 1,000 customers at a time.