Greenlander Thomas Møller Olsen has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for the murder of Birna Brjánsdóttir, as well as the attempted smuggle of 20 kg of hashish.
News 2017 - September
Anna Lára Pálsdóttir, teacher and receptionist at Hotel Katla in Vík, South Iceland, has begun teaching a new Icelandic course for foreign workers in the area.
The Public Health Authority of East Iceland has commented on the poor sewage treatment of two hotels in Southeast Iceland belonging to the Fosshótel chain.
One hundred and twenty people were transported out of Southeast Iceland via helicopter yesterday by Search and Rescue teams following extensive flooding.
The Icelandic Tourist Board posted a picture of a bag of black sand, a pebble and a note on its Facebook page. The senders were American tourists who wanted to return their stolen goods.
Lagarfljót river, the river flowing through Egilsstaðir, the largest town in Eastern Iceland has begun to flood.
The Common Rock Crab has begun to grow rapidly in number around Icelandic shores. It was first seen in Hvalfjörður, West Iceland, in the year 2006. This summer, it has reached Eyjafjörður in North Iceland.
South-East and Eastern Iceland have faced torrential rain, with severe damage to the main road, as well as bridges. The country‘s main road has been severed at Hólmsá, and around forty sheep are believed to have drowned.