Nine hundred and thirty-nine Icelanders celebrate their birthday today, out of a population of 326,340.
A man living in Egilsstaðir, East Iceland, has been charged with trying to bribe four policemen after they found 25 grams of amphetamine, intended for sale, during a search of his apartment.
The police in Hvolsvöllur, South Iceland, caught a motorbike rider driving 187 km/ h (117 mph) or 97 km/h (60 mph) over the speed limit, just east of the town yesterday.
Passengers traveling with Reykjavík bus number 11 last Friday night were surprised when the driver drove off from Mjódd bus terminal reading from his tablet without looking up during the 1.6 km (1 mile) journey to Sprengisandur down Breiðholtsbraut, a major road.
The Icelandic Cabin Crew Association and Icelandair and the Confederation of Icelandic Employers reached a wage agreement today after meeting continuously for 25 hours.
Primary school teachers will get a 21 to 30 percent wage increase according to a new wage agreement signed on Tuesday night.
A cat in the town of Hafnarfjörður, just outside Reykjavík, is suspected of having started a fire last night.
Representatives of Icelandair pilots and the airline signed a short-term wage agreement at around 5 am this morning after negotiations which began at 11:30 am yesterday.
The Director of Public Prosecutions in Iceland has charged Landspítali National University Hospital and a nurse working at the hospital’s intensive care unit with manslaughter due to negligence after a patient in their care died in 2012.
The number of animal welfare complaints has jumped from 50 complaints in 2012 to 50 complaints per month.
Icelanders are known for having among the longest life expectancies in the world. According to the latest report from the World Health Organisation (WHO), life expectancy among Icelandic men is 81 years, the longest in the world.
Thirty thousand people, nine percent of the Icelandic population, are below the poverty line, while 13 percent are at risk according to a new report from the Red Cross.
Around 2,000 primary school teachers, who are on strike, attended a rally at Ingólfstorg in downtown Reykjavík this morning. The teachers then gathered at the town hall to demand a wage increase.
Elliði Vignisson, mayor of Vestmannaeyjar on the island of Heimaey in Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman Islands), has asked the town’s schools to postpone exams so students can support their local handball team, ÍBV, at the final on the Icelandic mainland tonight.
Teachers as well as staff at elderly homes in Iceland are holding a one day strike today. Pilots and cabin crew are also planning industrial action.
Iceland is the fourth best country to be a mother, according to the 2014 Mother’s Index by Save the Children.
An eight hour strike by members of the Icelandic Nurses’ Association and the Union of Public Servants (SFR) who work for institutions in the Confederation of Welfare Service Organizations (Samtaka fyrirtækja í velferðarþjónustu) began at 8 am this morning.
Sales of snuff have increased by 42 percent during the first four months of this year, according to the State Alcohol and Tobacco Company of Iceland (ÁTVR).
The Union of Icelandic Pilots (FÍA) has warned that a record summer for tourism in Iceland is in danger due to a planned strike by Icelandair pilots, mbl.is reports.
Icelandair has canceled 26 flights tomorrow morning due to the planned strike by members of the Union of Icelandic Pilots from 6 am to 6 pm. The pilots have rejected a one-year contract with a pay increase of 2.8 percent.
The mean monthly salary for men in Iceland in 2013 was ISK 475,000 compared to ISK 393,000 for women, resulting in an ISK 82,000 (USD 730, EUR 525) pay gap.
Icelandair pilots are planning to go ahead with a 12 hour strike starting at 6 am tomorrow morning. They have rejected a one year contract with a pay increase of 2.8 percent.
A single mother of three with a 75 percent disability won ISK 84.5 million in the Icelandic lotto on Saturday.