Iceland Wins against Poland in Handball

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.

Husband’s Day Celebrated in Iceland

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.

Mackerel Wars Heating Up?

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.

Fluoride Pollution in East Iceland within Limits

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

Moustache March is a fund-raising initiative held by the Icelandic Cancer Society.

Golden plover has arrived in Iceland

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.