gavel as used in courts

Court Orders Closure of Torrent Websites

Reykjavík District Court has ordered an injunction on access by internet users of telecommunications companies Vodafone and Hringdu to the torrent websites,,, and

Skyr with berries

Competition Authority Fines Dairy Company

The Icelandic Competition Authority (ICA) concluded on September 22, that MS, the largest dairy company in Iceland, had hindered competition on the dairy market by selling milk to competitors at a 17 percent higher price than to companies connected to MS.

WOW Adds Three New Destinations

WOW Air will add three new destinations to its flight schedule next summer, Dublin, Billund and Rome. Flights to Dublin will operate all year round while flights to Billund and Rome will run during the summer only.

Hlemmur bus station

Nine Hundred Hotels Rooms at Hlemmur

Five-hundred-and-ninety hotel rooms are set to be built at Hlemmur square in Reykjavík, located just east of the city center, taking the total number of hotel rooms in the square to 900 as of next June.


Fin Whaling Season Concludes

The board of the fin whaling company Hvalur hf. has decided to conclude its fin whale hunting season earlier than usual due to bad weather and shorter days. The ships Hvalur 8 and Hvalur 9 came returned to harbor on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning respectively.

Icelandair plane

Most Flights by Icelandic Airlines

In August, 19 airlines offered scheduled flights from Keflavík International Airport. An average of 55 airplanes per day left Keflavík for destinations in Europe and North America. Icelandic airlines took the lion’s share of these flights.

Icelandic goats

Millions Donated to Icelandic Goat Farm

People from all around the world have donated a total of ISK 10 million (USD 84,600, EUR 65,000) to save Iceland’s largest goat farm, Háafell in Borgarfjörður, West Iceland, from foreclosure.


Gold Search Continues in Iceland

New foreign investors will take part in searching for gold in Iceland with added funding in cooperation with local company Melmir. The National Energy Authority has extended Melmir’s permit for searching for precious metals.

Former chair of Kaupþing Sigurður Einarsson.

Ex-Kaupþing Chair Sued Special Prosecutor

Former chair of collapsed Icelandic bank Kaupþing, Sigurður Einarsson, filed a lawsuit against Special Prosecutor of Iceland Ólafur Þór Hauksson and Björn Þorvaldsson, a prosecutor working at the office, at the end of October 2013, as revealed yesterday.

Icelandic goat Casanova at Háafell farm

Over USD 40,000 Raised to Save Icelandic Goat

A campaign on crowd-funding site Indiegogo has raised over USD 40,000 (EUR 30,000, ISK 4.5 million), half of its target amount, in an attempt to save the last remaining commercial goat farm in Iceland.

Woolen socks

Clothing Company Fined for Misleading Labels

The Consumer Agency has issued an administrative fine of ISK 1 million (USD 8,620, EUR 6,450) to clothing manufacturer Drífa ehf., which produces clothes under the name Icewear and Norwear, for having used misleading labels.