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Oslo Christmas Tree, Austurvöllur.

No More Oslo Christmas Tree

By Ásta Andrésdóttir
Last Christmas, the people of Reykjavík received their last Christmas tree from Oslo.
Keflavík International Airport

Keflavik Airport Reopens after Strike

By Ásta Andrésdóttir
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.
Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík secondary school

Teachers Back at Work after Strike

By Zoë Robert
Secondary school teachers have returned to work after a three-week strike.
Icelandic passport

Icelandic Passport “Not Valid”

By Zoë Robert
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.
Sunset in Reykjavík

Icelanders Top Nordic Sleeping Pill Use

By Zoë Robert
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.
Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík secondary school

Teachers’ Strike Coming to an End

By Zoë Robert
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.
Reykjavík domestic airport

Flights to be Delayed by Four Hours during Strike

By Páll Stefánsson
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.

Airport Staff in Iceland to Strike

By Páll Stefánsson
Eighty-eight percent of the members of the three unions with employees at ISAVIA, the company which the operates airports in Iceland, voted in favor of holding four short strikes, closing all airports in Iceland and disrupting all air traffic to and from Iceland.

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