Talking on the telephone whilst driving increases the driver’s average reaction time by half, and even more than that if he/she is sending a text message.
The fire in pipe factory Set in Selfoss, South Iceland, on Sunday was caused by two nine-year-old boys playing with lighters and inflammatory chemicals. Hundreds of people had to evacuate their homes and one person was taken to hospital with smoke inhalation.
The police in Suðurnes, Southwest Iceland, were called to Keflavík International Airport last weekend to question a woman who had been living there for seven days. Airport workers started suspecting that the woman wasn’t just passing through because she entered the same store every day.
Capital region police arrested the sisters Malín Brand and Hlín Einarsdóttir again yesterday and questioned them in connection to a second charge of extortion leveled against them.
Reykjavík Metropolitan Police closed off a large area surrounding the apartment complexes on Hlíðarhjalli 51-55 in Kópavogur yesterday and forced the evacuation of the building's 150 inhabitants. Police suspected that a man was shooting from a shotgun from his apartment on Hlíðarhjalli 53....
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.
Chief Medical Officer of Iceland Birgir Jakobsson, who was director of Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm from 2007 to 2014, has commented on a trachea implant which was carried out at the hospital by Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini in June 2011 and is now being investigated along...
The Swedish police are investigating alleged illegal trachea implants carried out by Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Uppdrag granskning, an investigative news program on SVT, reported yesterday. Icelandic surgeon Tómas Guðbjartsson took part in...
Three individuals, two of whom are seriously injured, were taken by Coast Guard helicopter to national university hospital Landspítali in Reykjavík this morning after their SUV overturned by Hellissandur on Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland.
The firearms provided to the Icelandic Coastguard late last year are still in the country. The shipment of the guns to Iceland from the Norwegian military caused heated debate and criticism in Iceland and the Coastguard eventually relented and said the weapons would be sent back to Norway “at...
The chief of police in the capital region has joined calls for a new section to be added to the criminal statute to deal specifically with domestic violence.
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.
Chilean Denmark-based artist Marco Evaristti refused to pay a fine for pouring pink dye into erupting hot spring Strokkur in the Geysir geothermal area in South Iceland on Friday and left the country. His stunt has provoked anger among Icelanders.
Denmark-based Chilean artist Marco Evaristti pour pink food coloring into erupting hot spring Strokkur in the Geysir geothermal area in South Iceland yesterday and recorded a video of it as part of his ‘Pink State’ art project.
The older boy of the two who got stuck in the drain below the manmade waterfall of the dam Reykdalsstífla in Hafnarfjörður on Tuesday has been discharged from hospital. His younger brother is still being kept unconscious on a ventilator.
Two boys, who are in elementary school, got stuck in a small manmade waterfall by the dam Reykdalsstífla in Lækurinn, a stream in the town of Hafnarfjörður outside Reykjavík, yesterday. CPR proved successful on one of the boys at the scene but the other is being kept unconscious on a ventilator...
Danish police authorities have confirmed that the body of a man found in a field outside the town Kolding in Jutland on Sunday is of Jónas E. Birgisson, a 39-year-old Icelandic citizen who has been missing for over one month.
A man in his early forties was found dead in his apartment in Reykjavík on Friday. It’s believed that he may have been dead for two months. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
The police in Skagafjörður, North Iceland, have closed an area around the cliffs Ketubjörg on Skagi peninsula, a popular spot for enjoying the view of Skagafjörður fjord, for safety reasons. Large cracks have formed in the cliffs and there’s a risk of a rockslide.
A foreign tourist died in a traffic accident on the Ring Road in South Iceland, west of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, between 9 and 10 am this morning. It appears as if the driver lost control of the vehicle due to the poor road conditions, resulting in the car overturning.
According to the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police there was no truth to the story of a tourist being mugged in central Reykjavík yesterday.
California police are trying to get hold of an Icelander accused of multi-million dollar fraud against ordinary citizens.
The restricted area around the Holuhraun eruption site has been significantly reduced. The restricted area now extends 20 m (66 feet) outside the edges of the new lava field, to the edge of Dyngjujökull outlet glacier on the south side, the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum to the east and to the...