A weapon-free Arctic is essential if countries are to be expected to work together on issues such as global warming and environmental protection, said Katrín.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is now considering the possibility of joining the European Space Agency.
The annual Arctic Circle Assembly began today at Harpa Conference Centre in Reykjavík to discuss issues such as climate change, energy, and security in the Arctic.
A panel on Arctic affairs, part of RIFF film festival, touched on glacial melting, ethical obligations and the status of Iceland as an Arctic nation.
An eight-tonne, spherical stone marking the Arctic Circle was officially dedicated yesterday on Grimsey island, North Iceland.
In celebration of the Arctic Council’s 20th anniversary, a two-day round-table discussion is being held in Reykjavík and Akureyri.
A Chinese research facility is being constructed by the farm Kárhóll in South-Þingeyjarsýsla county, North Iceland.
The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) decided at a meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, Monday night to move its offices to Akureyri from Potsdam, Germany on January 1, 2017.
Jonas Gahr Støre, leader of the Norwegian Labor Party and former foreign minister, complains President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson is stealing the scene.
President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson this morning opened the Arctic Circle Conference at Harpa concert hall.
Iceland was not involved in the creation of the new joint cooperation agreement on fishing in the Arctic Ocean which was signed in Oslo last week. The Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs is unhappy and yesterday summoned ambassadors to a meeting.