The 200 Heckler & Koch MP5 machine guns which, as reported this morning, will be placed in every police car in Iceland, were a gift from the Norwegian police.
A truck blew off the road on the Ring Road on Hellisheiði mountain pass leading from Reykjavík to Hveragerði and South Iceland yesterday evening, as can be seen in the following video. A bus also blew off the road, as the wind speed reached 23 meters per second.
Nineteen Icelanders 95 or older have valid driver’s licenses, 17 of whom are men and two women, according to the administrator of the Facebook page Langlífi (‘Longevity’).
Members of the Kurdish community in Iceland initiated a peace walk to the Icelandic parliament building on Austurvöllur square in central Reykjavík yesterday to protest the abuse Kurds in Syria are being subject to by terrorist organization Islamic State (IS).
Former CEO of Landsbanki Sigurjón Þ. Árnason and former manager of the bank’s company division Elín Sigfúsdóttir were today acquitted of charges of abusing their positions and risking the bank’s funds at Reykjavík District Court.
The ancient Snorralaug, Icelandic saga author Snorri Stuluson’s private outdoor bath, in Reykholt, West Iceland, was damaged last week. The police in Borgarnes are investigating the case.
Clinton cannot be used as a first name in Iceland, according to the latest ruling of the Icelandic Naming Committee from October 3. In a separate ruling in August, the committee rejected Clinton as a middle name.
A staff member at the youth treatment clinic Stuðlar in Grafarvogur, a suburb of Reykjavík, was stabbed with a knife by one of the individuals staying at the clinic yesterday.
ISNIC – Internet á Íslandi hf., which manages the registry for the .is country code, was forced to shut down a website on grounds of its content for the first time in the company’s history last night because terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) was using the domain .is.