A man in his forties was arrested and taken into custody after a police standoff by his apartment in the Vellir neighborhood in Hafnarfjörður, in the Greater Reykjavík area, last night.
Two men this morning robbed Húnabúð in the small North Iceland town of Blönduós. According to the shop’s owner, the foreign men were very subtle.
An Icelandic woman has been charged with drug dealing and money laundering in the British city of Liverpool.
A robbery was committed in the watch and jewelry store Úr og gull in Hafnarfjörður last Saturday, Vísir reports.
Three women sought help at Landspítali National University Hospital in Reykjavík after allegedly being sexually assaulted during Merchants’ Holiday (Frídagur verslunarmanna) festivities in the Westman Islands last weekend.
A man is suspected of having infected young women with HIV. The capital area police are investigating the case against the man, who is not Icelandic, in partnership with the office of the Directorate of Health.
Tourists on their way to Iceland are able to order marijuana ahead of time, to be delivered at Keflavík Airport upon landing.
The office of the Special Prosecutor, which was established to investigate the Icelandic banking collapse in 2008, will be shut down at the end of this year, according to legislation passed by Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, on Tuesday.
It used to be that almost nobody locked their bicycle up in Reykjavík—even expensive ones—there was simply no need. That has all changed.
Police in the West Fjords have arrested a hitchhiking couple from Switzerland, ending their six week long spree of petty crime.
An Icelandic woman took a picture of a man carrying the statue away and sent it to the Danish police and various media.
Between 300 and 400 people in Selfoss, South Iceland, had to evacuate their homes yesterday while firefighters worked on extinguishing a fire which was raging in the pipe factory Set. A large cloud of toxic smoke extended from the factory.
Following yesterday’s reports that a second person has accused sisters Malín Brand and Hlín Einarsdóttir of extortion, the sisters have now decided to lay their own charges.
In an interview with the media yesterday, Malín Brand asserted her innocence of the attempted extortion of Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. She claimed that her involvement in the case was limited to being present in the car with her sister, Hlín Einarsdóttir, when the...
Two sisters were arrested on Friday for sending a letter to Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, demanding that he pay them several ISK million, or else they would publish sensitive information about him.
Singuringi Hólmgrímsson, a 26-year-old Icelandic citizen, was handed a seven-year sentence by a Melbourne court today for attempting to smuggle cocaine to the country in his and his travel companion’s suitcases. The latter was unaware of the drugs’ presence.
Deutsche Bank is believed to have put both its Asia heads of corporate finance on leave—though apparently for unrelated reasons.
Four young men aged 16-22 were arrested in Breiðholt, a suburb of Reykjavík, on Friday on suspicion of having damaged more than 20 cars. The suspects had to remain in custody while being questioned; Reykjavík Metropolitan Police are investigating the case.
An Icelandic man, Sigurjón Árni Jensson, has been sentenced to four years in prison in Sweden for having tried to smuggle four kilograms of amphetamine from Sweden to Iceland. Another Icelander, Gunnar Þór Grétarsson, was sought by Interpol in the same case, but was later removed from the wanted...
Ingibjörg Kristjánsdóttir, the wife of former majority owner of Kaupþing Bank Ólafur Ólafsson, who in February was handed a four-and-a-half year sentence for being party to the Al-Thani scam, maintains in an article she wrote in Fréttablaðið today that the Supreme Court of Iceland had confused...
East Iceland District Court handed a 60-day suspended sentence to a 19-year-old last week for distributing naked pictures of his ex-girlfriend online without her consent. He is to pay her ISK 250,000 (USD 1,800, EUR 1,700) in damages for the act of revenge pornography.
According to the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police there was no truth to the story of a tourist being mugged in central Reykjavík yesterday.
Capital region police are looking for a group of people who mugged a tourist in Reykjavík last night.
California police are trying to get hold of an Icelander accused of multi-million dollar fraud against ordinary citizens.