Rescue at Sea

Five men have been rescued but six are still missing after their ship overturned northeast of the Faeroe Islands late last night, reports Frettabladid.

Bursting Day Won't Kill Anyone

Today is bursting day, a unique take on the Fat Tuesday tradition. Locals consume salted, and often fatty, meat dishes until bursting.

Toronto Star Praises Blue Planet

Blue Planet, a play based on the children’s book by Icelandic writer Andri Snaer Magnason, received a positive review form the Toronto Star on its opening.

Chinese New Year in Iceland

Yesterday 250 Chinese workers at the Kárahnjúkar dam project celebrated the end of the year of the monkey, and the beginning of the year of the rooster.

Parliament Asks for Info on Fischer

While many news sources, including the Associated Press, have suggested that Iceland will offer Bobby Fischer citizenship, Parliament yesterday asked for more information about the effects of such an action.

More Support for Ingibjörg

The most respected business magazine in Iceland, Frjals Verslun (also published by IR-publisher Heimur, HF) has released a survey stating that former mayor of Reykjavík Ingibjörg Sólon Gísladóttir has a great deal more support for the position of Chairperson of the Alliance party than...

Progressive Party Loses Support

Support for the Progressive Party has waned sharply, reveals a recent poll conducted by Frettabladid newspaper. According to the survey, if elections were held today the Party would lose a total of seven seats in Parliament.

President Grímsson Opens Sustainable Development Meeting in Indi

On the heels of a report citing Iceland as one of the five most likely countries to be entirely self-sufficient, Iceland’s president gave the opening speech of the Sustainable Development Summit in India. Optimistic in general, the speech included a somewhat open jab on the Bush...

New Leader for Alliance Party

According to a Fréttabladid survey, current chair of the Alliance Party Össur Skarpheidsson has lost a great deal of support. ...

Mugison Wins Big

Örn Elías Gudmundsson, better known as Mugison, won big at the Icelandic Music Awards. Candid and affable as ever, the popular musician played down his reception of four major awards, among them best album and best song. ...

Estimating Damages of Oil Scandal

The Mayor of Reykjavik, Steinunn Valdis Oskarsdóttir, has made claims on behalf of the City against the three oil companies involved in a price fixing scandal.

The Price of School

Members of the Left Green Party proposed a gradual reduction in pre-school fees yesterday in parliament. The proposal called for the government, over time, to eventually cover the costs of pre-school.

Earthquake East of Iceland

A large earthquake occurred last night 200km off the coast of eastern Iceland. The quake measured 5.2 on the Richter Scale, and could be felt in the towns of Neskaupsstadur and Egilsstadur....

Saving Falcons

A falcon soaked in gasoline was rescued from a beach near Breidalsvik, east Iceland, yesterday. The falcon was cleaned, and held at a local hotel throughout the night.

Investigating the Press

Impregilo has asked the police to investigate the newspaper DV for a series of articles appearing in the daily paper that were critical of the Italian construction company.

Iceland Eliminated

Iceland failed to advance out of the first round at the World Championships of Men’s Handball....

Tidal Wave Possible in South Iceland

A tidal wave on the south coast of Iceland may be one of the repercussions of a volcanic eruption at Katla, the Icelandic National Guard warned.

Locals Stock Up on Lopapeysa

Sales of Icelandic wool have skyrocketed recently due to local consumption of Lopapeysa, hand-knit heavyweight wool sweaters.

Citzenship Not Certain for Bobby Fischer

Parliamentarian Bjarni Benediktsson told the NY Times that granting citizenship to chess legend Bobby Fischer is not a sure thing, and that Parliament would not want to provoke the Japanese government by stepping into the middle of a legal battle.