All mail sent from the countryside is now driven to Reykjavík to be sorted, rather than sorted by hand at rural offices.
The Universities of Iceland and Akureyri have seen a dramatic uptick in applications to their respective programs.
A shortage of doctors in North Iceland has lead to wait times of up to six weeks to see a GP in Akureyri and three weeks in Húsavík.
Dagur Hoe Sigurjónsson was sentenced this morning to 17 years in prison for killing Klevis Sula last December in Austurvöllur parliament square.
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...