Around one quarter of fines charged for speeding past traffic enforcement cameras are not collected, Vísir reports.
News 2017 - November
A committee researching guidelines for establishing a national park in the central highlands of Iceland has submitted its final report to the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources.
Travellers are advised to show caution by Jökulsá á fjöllum river in Northeast Iceland due to a high level of conductivity and possible gas.
The Icelandic Naming Committee recently decreed that the names Mia and Zion could not be allowed as Icelandic given names. The names Aríel, Selina, Jónsi, Alísa, Ylfingur and Alíana, however, passed all requirements.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is now considering the possibility of joining the European Space Agency.
Three Icelandic novels, by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, and Sjón, are among the 150 nominees for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award.