The gender pay gap in the Icelandic public sector increased again last year.
Sixty percent of young Icelanders are expected to complete a university degree in their lifetime according to the OECD annual report Education at a Glance .
Transport vessel Akrafell, which ran aground between Reyðarfjörður and Fáskrúðsfjörður in East Iceland early on Saturday morning, could finally be floated at midnight and was towed to harbor in Eskifjörður.
When you park in a quiet country town you probably don’t expect to find another car on top of yours when you return.
Transport vessel Akrafell ran aground on a skerry by Vattarnes between Reyðarfjörður and Fáskrúðsfjörður shortly after 4 am this morning. The ship, which is 137-m (450-feet) long, started leaking and all search and rescue units in the East Fjords were called out.
A total of 69,000 applications, from Icelanders living in 61 countries, to correct indexed loans for the effects of inflation in 2008 and 2009 were received before the September 1 deadline.
We have all heard of people trying to break out of jail, but this is a bit strange. Last night the Reykjavík police got the most unusual call. A man was seen on the roof of the old city jail on Skólavörðustígur and at first it was thought that he was trying to break into the building.
Former Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr will appeal a decision by the National Registry which prevents him from changing his legal name from Jón Gunnar Kristinsson to Jón Gnarr, which he has gone by since he was a child.
The unemployment rate was 3.3 percent in Iceland in July, which means that 6,400 people were without a job.