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.
The police in Hvolsvöllur in South Iceland have stopped and fined 1,375 drivers so far this year, which is almost an all-time record.
A resident of West Iceland, who had just returned to the country after traveling abroad, requested permission to stay in a prison cell as all hotels in the capital region were fully booked.
The Icelandic Naming Committee rejected the name Clinton at its recent meeting. The committee made several rulings on July 30, most of which were positive, but Clinton was rejected as a middle name on the basis that it is not considered derived from local roots.
A man, who is in his thirties, was taken into custody by the police in Akureyri, Northeast Iceland, last week, where he will remain until August 22, on suspicion of having committed sexual violations against two eight-year-old boys.
Howard Brown, a student at the International School of Iceland, recently came second in an international film competition hosted by the American foreign service for his film about his daily life in Iceland.
A 106-year-old Swedish Whitebeam tree that stands at Grettisgata 17, downtown Reykjavík, will be spared by zoning officials after the people of Grettisgata and surrounding streets organized demonstrations, including petitions and an outdoor concert, to protest its imminent removal.