Elísabet Sveinsdóttir, nearly 90, spends every summer in her turf house in East Iceland.
Hlynur Snæbjörnsson, a sheep farmer in North Iceland, has been denied the right to legally adopt the name of his grandmother because he is a man.
The Ministry of Transport is working on new laws which will facilitate collecting fines for driving infractions.
There are currently 73,782 firearms registered in Iceland, with most owners purchasing their weapons for hunting and sport purposes, rather than a perceived need for self-defense.
284 students took the admissions test for the medical program, which only admits 50 students total, or just under a sixth of the applicants. There were then 64 applicants to the physiotherapy program, which will only admit 35 new students.
The number of perpetrators in domestic abuse relationships that seek help in the treatment centre Heimilisfriður has increased by 25% from last year
Per the new wage adjustment, Harpa’s customer service reps’ wages will be set at 26.1% over the union’s set hourly rate, or an average of ISK 2,935 an hour during overtime shifts, which includes nights and weekends.
The Directorate of Immigration (ÚTL) has not published an annual report since 2014 due to what it claims is an “unprecedented increase in applications for international protection,” even as statistics available on its website show that there has been a decline in the number of refugees applying...
While not all of their demands were met in the new contract, the wage difference between midwives and nurses is no longer at issue.
Cruise ship Ocean Diamond was damaged by heavy winds on its way into Reykjavík’s old harbour this morning.
This month marks 50 years since Icelanders switched from driving on the left to driving on the right.
Mining for the cryptocurrency Bitcoin is expected to overtake the energy consumption of Icelandic households this year as the abundance of renewable and cheap electricity has Bitcoin miners flocking to Iceland to set up shop.
The university’s Icelandic as a Second Language program has more than doubled its enrollment over the last ten years.