The Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland stopped construction of a hotel in downtown Reykjavík after the remains of a coffin were found by the site yesterday.
Today marks the 55th anniversary of the Surtsey eruption which formed Iceland’s newest island in 1963.
Honorary citizens of Reykjavík delivered a challenge to the mayor yesterday, to stop the construction of a new hotel which will partially stand on the grounds of an eleventh century cemetary.
This month marks 50 years since Icelanders switched from driving on the left to driving on the right.
A generous grant will go a long way in the restoration of a historic house in Djúpivogur, East Iceland.
University of Cambridge researchers have accurately dated the Eldgjá eruption and suggest it spurred the country’s conversion to Christianity.
The Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland would like to protect a British-made aircraft hangar at Reykjavík Domestic Airport.
Yesterday marked the 45th anniversary since the volcanic eruption on Heimaey, the only inhabited island of the Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) archipelago.
Haukur Sigurðsson is creating an app to help visitors get to know Ísafjörður by ‘peeking into’ locals’ homes.
The organizing committee for Iceland’s 100th anniversary of sovereignty announced funding yesterday for over 100 projects to mark the centennial next year.
The board of Associated Icelandic Ports (Faxaflóahafnir) would like to protect the ‘fishermen’s huts’ in Reykjavík’s old harbour.
The University of Iceland officially confirms their participation tomorrow in an international network offering free online courses to the public.
The City of Reykjavík has reached an agreement to buy the oldest house in downtown Reykjavík for over ISK 260 million (USD 2.5 million/EUR 2 million).
A volcanic eruption in Iceland in late 822 was likely responsible for widespread famine, plague, and freezing temperatures throughout Europe, The Economist reports.
Four pagan graves, believed to date from the tenth century, were discovered by archaeologists on Dysnes point, near Akureyri.
An old house inside Laugarvatnshellir cave in Southwest Iceland has been reconstructed and will be open to tourists this summer.
The Spies Who Came Back to the Cold: An Icelandic Saga of WW2 Spies, Deception, Intrigue and Diplomacy is the name of the latest book by Bernard O’Connor.
María Pálsdóttir, actress and entrepreneur, plans to re-open a disused tuberculosis treatment center.
Reykjavík police have been questioning the captain of the research ship Seabed Constructor, which was summoned to land by the Icelandic Coastguard.