The sun will rise at 11:30 am this morning and set at 3:30 pm, giving Iceland only four hours of daylight on the Winter Solstice.
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An agreement was reached between the Icelandic Aircraft Mechanics Association and Icelandair around 4 am this morning, suspending the mechanics’ strike.
Scrapie, a fatal disease affecting sheep, has broken out on Urðir farm in Svarfaðardalur, North Iceland.
Thousands of travellers have been affected by the Icelandair aircraft mechanics strike, which continues today.
Many Icelandair flights to and from Keflavík airport have been cancelled and others delayed due to an aircraft mechanics strike which began at 6:00 am this morning.
Iceland received the award for most beautiful filming location at the International Film Business Awards, which took place in India recently.
Air mechanics at Icelandair have announced an indefinite strike starting at 6:00 am on Sunday morning unless a collective agreement is reached.
Use of foreign payment cards in Iceland amounted to ISK 188 billion (USD 1.8 billion/EUR 1.5 billion) in the first eight months of 2017, or ISK 23.5 billion per month.
With only 1% of listings on Airbnb available for New Year's Eve, hosts have offered campers, caravans, tents, and cars for rent.
Footage from the NASA satellite Landsat 8 shows the widening of the cauldron, and that the crevasses are becoming more clear, of Öræfajökull volcano.
Just under a hundred earthquakes have been measured in the area Skjaldbreið lava shield since yesterday evening.
Ancient tree stumps found under Breiðamerkurjökull glacier are confirmed to be roughly 3000-year-old.
An Icelandic ‘Ram Registry,’ published yearly, has acted as a matchmaking service for Icelandic sheep for 20 years.
Three new safety information signs have been placed along the popular hiking path up Esja mountain, just north of Reykjavík.
Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir has signed a regulation enlarging the whale sanctuary in Faxaflói bay.
The Common Rock Crab has now become South West Iceland‘s most common crab species, 11 years after its arrival from North American shores.
Members of the police were dispatched to Jökulsárlón earlier today after a number of tourists had begun traversing the frozen lake.
Rescue services were busy around the country last night, due to extreme weather, particularly in the northern parts.