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More Immigrants Needed In Iceland

Approximately 10.6% of the Icelandic population are immigrants, most of whom come from Poland. Polish authorities have recently begun to ask residents living abroad to return to their home country, due to an increasing need for working hands.

Keflavik International Airport

Leakage of Internally Concealed Drugs

An Icelandic man was taken to the National University Hospital of Iceland a few weeks ago when a package of illegal drugs, which he had concealed internally, began leaking.

Fisherman in Sjávarútvegshúsið Removed

Missing Fisherman To Be Replaced By New Artwork

The Ministry of Industries and Innovation has partnered up with The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists to arrange a competition for a new artwork to grace the Fishing Industry building‘s wall in Reykjavík.

Icelandic flag.

Authors Awarded On Icelandic Language Day

Author Vigdís Grímsdóttir was today awarded the annual Jónas Hallgrímsson Award for her novel, Vaknaðu Þyrnirós, with actor Gunnar Helgason receiving acknowledgement for his contribution to the support of Icelandic.

Opening of Norðfjarðargöng

East Icelanders Celebrate New Tunnel

A 7.9 km (4.9 mi) long tunnel, named Norðfjarðargöng, opened yesterday between Neskaupstaður and Eskifjörður in East Iceland, replacing a difficult mountain road around Oddskarð.

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