Iceland won against Poland in a dramatic game in the European Championship in Handball in Denmark this afternoon, 28-27. In doing so, Iceland clinched the fifth place in the competition.
Today is Bóndadagur, or Husband’s Day, when wives and girlfriends in Iceland pamper their men. Bóndadagur also marks the beginning of the old Icelandic month of Þorri, during which Þorrablót mid-winter feasts are held across the country.
QuizUp, the wildly popular app by Icelandic company Plain Vanilla, has been nominated for this year’s Crunchies Awards in the category Fastest Rising Startup.
British newspaper The Independent states that the European Union is about to open sanctions against Iceland and the Faroe Islands over rising catches of mackerel.
Around ISK 10.5 million has been raised for the Icelandic Cancer Society so far through the initiative Mottumars or Moustache March.
New test results indicate that farm animals in Reyðarfjörður in the East Fjords have not been affected by the failure of pollution control equipment at Alcoa aluminum smelter in October.
Data submitted to the Food and Veterinarian Authority (MAST) by Alcoa Fjarðaál in the East Fjords indicates that the quantity of fluoride in hay in Reyðarfjörður was in all instances below the maximum limit.
Moustache March is a fund-raising initiative held by the Icelandic Cancer Society.
The first golden plovers, considered the first sign of spring in Iceland, were spotted near Höfn in Hornafjördur, southeast Iceland, and in the Reykjavík suburb of Kópavogur on Tuesday.