There are cases in Iceland of marriage of convenience where the immigrant spouse, most often a woman, is a victim of human trafficking.
The Facebook event Kæra Eygló Harðar—Syria calls, created by Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir, author and professor, to encourage Icelandic authorities to accept more Syrian refugees, has not only caught the attention of Icelanders, but also that of media abroad.
A fatal car accident occurred on the ring road in South Iceland close to Pétursey shortly after 3:00 pm yesterday.
Cleanup efforts are underway in Siglufjörður, Northeast Iceland, after torrential rain hit the town on Friday.
Sigurður Ingi Þórðarson—better known as Siggi ‘the Hacker’—this morning confessed in court to charges of sexual abuse brought against him by nine teenage boys.
Police and firefighters were called out to the Red Cross’ Reykjavík office around noon today, after receiving reports that an asylum seeker was threatening self-immolation.
Witnesses of the fatal accident at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in which a female tourist of foreign origin was hit by a boat on wheels at the parking lot have been offered crisis counseling, according to Sveinn Kristján Rúnarsson, South Iceland chief of police.
The Icelandic National Registry had no right to deny the eleven-year-old Harriet Cardew a passport in June, 2014, on grounds that her name had not been accepted by the Icelandic Naming Committee.
A boy who got separated from his family in the slopes of Hekla volcano in southern Iceland yesterday, has been found.
A woman in her fifties, who was traveling the country with her family, died when she was hit by a boat on wheels at the parking lot outside the service center for Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in Southeast Iceland yesterday afternoon.
The Royal Danish Air Force will be taking over NATO’s Icelandic air policing to patrol Iceland’s airspace on Monday, August 31.
A teacher in Þingeyjarskóli, northeastern Iceland, who holds a degree in reading instruction from Germany, claims she lost her job because she refused to adopt a controversial Icelandic method of teaching children to read.
The Directorate of Internal Revenue (DIR) believes organized tax fraud related to the construction industry amounted to ISK two billion (USD 15.4 million, EUR 13.6 million) last year.
Roughly 50 percent of Icelanders hold religious beliefs, according to a new Gallup poll. Fifty-one percent of respondents said they considered themselves to be believers, while 30 percent said they were not believers, and 14 percent called themselves atheists. The remainder did not take sides....
This summer, airport administrators report more people sleeping in the check-in hall of Leifstöð terminal, Keflavík International Airport—despite this practice being prohibited. Some have even taken to sleeping in the arrivals hall, before embarking on their travels in Iceland.
In the past days and weeks, a record number of applications for asylum have been received by the Directorate of Immigration.
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