Skólavörðustígur Prison.

Convicted Rapist Walks Free

A man, who received a five year prison sentence in June for raping a 17-year-old French girl on Hrísey island last summer, has been let out of prison.

Police car

Five-Fold Increase in Escort Ads

Detective Snorri Birgisson, who heads the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police’s human trafficking division, told RÚV that prostitution in Iceland has increased considerably in recent years.

Fishing Vessel Sailing Again

The crew of the trawler, which was drifting close to the south coast of Iceland this morning, succeeded in restarting the ship’s engine a short while ago.

TF-LIF Icelandic Coastguard Helicopter

Tourist Falls into Hot Spring

A foreign tourist in his late sixties was transported by the Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter to Landspítali University Hospital after falling into an 80˚C (176˚F) hot spring.


Viking Ship Takes a Dip

The Viking ship Vésteinn sank in Reykjavík harbor last night, but crews were able to get it back afloat shortly before midnight.

Polish abortion law protest.

Protest in Support of Polish Women

Hundreds of Icelandic women are planning to attend a protest on Austurvöllur square today at 5:30 pm to protest proposed changes to legislation on abortion in Poland.