The use of diabetes medication has tripled in Iceland over the last 15 years.
Iceland comes first in many measures quality of life, according to data released this month by the OECD.
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.
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.
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.
Sundhöllin, the oldest public bath in Iceland, will be open to visitors in December after lengthy renovations.
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.
Police arrested two women last night who called emergency services claiming a man had gone into the sea in eastern Reykjavík.
In total about 83 percent of Reykjavík residents drive to work, while less than 25 percent use public transportation, according to a recent Eurostat report.
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.
The Icelandic Naming Committee recently decreed that the names Mia and Zion could not be allowed as Icelandic given names. The names Aríel, Selina, Jónsi, Alísa, Ylfingur and Alíana, however, passed all requirements.
The buses in Reykjavík, more commonly known as Strætó, will see changes early next year. All of them focus on increasing the number of bus fares over the year.
Vigdís Ingvarsdóttir, a vagrant more commonly known as Vigga, who died 60 years ago, will now finally receive her own gravestone.
For the ninth-year in a row, Iceland ranks as the world‘s most gender-equal country, according to the World Economic Forum‘s Global Gender Gap index.
An aeroplane from Air Berlin had been grounded in Keflavík Airport, Iceland for the past weeks due to unpaid charges.
The 18th Iceland Airwaves music festival opens today in both Reykjavík and Akureyri, taking place until November 5th.
The number of people living in Iceland became 346,750 at the end of the 3rd quarter of 2017, according to Statistics Iceland.
Thomas Møller Olsen, who was sentenced to 19 years in prison for the murder of 20-year-old Birna Brjánsdóttir, has appealed his conviction to the newly established Land‘s Court.
The Icelandic population is expected to grow from 338 to 452.000 persons in the next 50 years, according to Statistics Iceland, the centre for official statistics in Iceland.
Icelanders upheld the quirky tradition of slipping poems into ballot boxes during Saturday’s parliamentary election.
Five delegates from the Icelandic Red Cross are on their way to the city of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh to work in a hospital set up for refugees from Myanmar.