An amendment to construction regulations, signed yesterday, is a major step toward reducing construction costs and slowing down property price increases.
The municipal council of Mýrdalshreppur, South Iceland, has banned short-term renting of apartments in Vík í Mýrdal and vicinity.
The first day of summer may have been on April 21, but winter still sticks around, unwilling to leave just yet.
The Icelandic State Prosecutor has charged eight individuals, suspected of major tax evasion by defrauding the state of ISK 278 million (USD 2,300, EUR 2,000).
At the old slaughterhouse in Breiðdalsvík, in the East Fjords, Iceland is being installed―samples of it, that is.
Keflavík Airport was closed for passenger flight overnight due to an overtime ban of air traffic controllers.
“I’m not moving one foot before I find a new home,” says Jenný Jóakimsdóttir, a resident of Hafnarfjörður who has been told to leave her apartment within one week, by order of its new owner—a private company owned by the Central Bank of Iceland.
A new video was released on Tuesday to coincide with the Annual General Meeting at the Landspítali national university hospital in Reykjavík.
A man in his fifties died yesterday after falling from a fishing boat on Húnaflói bay, Northwest Iceland.
Worldwide development aid topped USD 131.6 billion (ISK 16,400 billion) last year—which is a 6.9 percent increase on the year before. That figure includes a near-doubling of funding towards helping refugees, up to USD 12 billion (ISK 1,500 billion).
If a bill proposed in parliament by Minister for Health Kristján Þór Júlíusson is approved, heath care costs will increase for 120,000 Icelanders, 37,000 of them retirees.
Reykjavík teenagers sleep an average of just six hours a night during weekdays, which is far too little sleep. Year 10 students are significantly heavier than the same age group were just 12 years ago.
The mayor of Reykjanesbær , Southwest Iceland, Kjartan Már Kjartansson, compares the chain of events at a town council meeting yesterday to an American movie.
Foreign workers of a contracting firm under investigation for massive tax fraud, sought help at the Embassy of Poland in Reykjavík last Friday after electricity had been cut off from the building in which they resided.
The US reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her husband, hip hop artist Kanye West, arrived in Iceland yesterday.
An extensive police investigation of tax and accounting fraud in the construction business, which led to the arrests of nine people last week, is now focusing on human trafficking as well.
The Grey Army is a newly-established group, working within the Association of Elderly Citizens, which aims to bring about a change of attitudes towards pensioners.
Þorsteinn Sæmundsson, a parliamentarian for the Progressive Party, decided unilaterally to attend the 60th meeting of the women’s committee of the United Nations in March, it has been revealed.
Reykjanesbær council—one of Iceland’s most populous municipalities—may be about to take the unusual decision to ask the central government to take over its finances in an effort to get spiraling debt under control.
The priest of Akranes says the local community is in shock after the police yesterday found a couple dead in their apartment. A memorial was held this morning at the school where the woman worked.
The Supreme Court of Iceland has rejected an appeal against continued police custody of a man suspected of trying to rape two women.