Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir has now reached 4,200 meters of the way to the top of Mount Everest.
A temporary strike at Keflavik International Airport has come to a close. The airport staff’s strike began at 4 a.m. last night and ended at 9 a.m. this morning.
Lea Gestsdóttir, an Icelandic guide, was traveling in South Africa with friends earlier this week when they decided to visit Swaziland. She had to wait at the border as officials were reportedly baffled by her passport, claiming that it was not valid.
Icelanders take two to three times the amount of sleeping pills used by people elsewhere in the Nordic countries. The Directorate of Health has raised concern about the effects of excessive pharmaceutical use.
Teaching in secondary schools in Iceland is expected to resume on Monday. A new collective wage agreement is expected to be signed today and the strike, which has lasted almost three weeks, is expected to come to an end.
The first of four strikes by airport personnel in Iceland on April 8 will affect 38 Icelandair flights to and from Iceland and 5,000 passengers, according to Guðjón Arngrímsson, spokesperson for the airline.