The first of four strikes by airport personnel in Iceland on April 8 will affect 38 Icelandair flights to and from Iceland and 5,000 passengers, according to Guðjón Arngrímsson, spokesperson for the airline.
Eighty-eight percent of the members of the three unions with employees at ISAVIA, the company which the operates airports in Iceland, voted in favor of holding four short strikes, closing all airports in Iceland and disrupting all air traffic to and from Iceland.
Police stopped a 17-year-old girl with her brand new driver’s license driving 143 km/h (89mph) opposite IKEA in Garðabær, a town just outside Reykjavík, on Wednesday night. The maximum speed there is 80 km/h (50 mph).
A young woman living in rural Iceland recently received a call from Iceland Lottery, that she had won ISK 6.5 million (USD 57,610, EUR 42,000)—she had a subscription ticket.
Hafþór “Thor” Júlíus Björnsson, Iceland’s strongest man, will be doing a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) from 4-5 pm this afternoon.
Between 1,500 and 1,800 teachers at 26 state secondary schools and two private schools in Iceland have gone on strike today.
In the last ten years the population of Iceland has increased by 12 percent. However, in the Northeast region of Þingeyjarsýsla, which reaches from just east of Akureyri all the way to Bakkafjörður, the population has decreased by 10 percent over the last ten years.
The belongings of several well-known Icelanders are up for auction as part of Moustache March, an initiative to raise funds and awareness for cancer among men.
A man in his twenties was last week charged with defrauding people after he sold them tickets to the Iceland vs. Croatia World Cup 2014 playoff in Reykjavík in November last year but failed to provide them with the tickets.
A 22-year-old Icelandic man was recently sentenced to four and a half years in prison in Argentina for attempting to smuggle cocaine.
The police in Selfoss, South Iceland, have released a transcript of a phone call it received yesterday because of the closure of Hellisheiði mountain pass between Reykjavík and the town of Hveragerði following a snowstorm which hit, leaving many stranded.
Ring Road 1 between Lake Mývatn and Egilsstaðir has reopened. There is still a lot of snow, as can be seen on the Road and Costal Administration’s web cameras.
Public trust in the Icelandic Presidential Office is considerably lower than a year ago, according to a new poll from Gallup on confidence in 17 of Iceland’s principal institutions.
Icelandic adventurer Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir reached the peak of Kilimanjaro along with her traveling partners around 7 am this morning. At 5,895 meters, Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain.
The population of Iceland increased from 321,857 to 325,671, or 1.2 percent, between January 1, 2013 and January 1, 2014, according to Statistics Iceland.
Around 75 percent of people registered with the unemployment office in Iceland from 2009 to 2013 were in work or study in autumn last year, according to a survey by the Directorate of Labor.
The swimming pool in Þingeyri and in Hólmavík will be closed for an undetermined period of time as of today due to the poor water levels in the national power company Landsvirkjun’s reservoirs
The police in the Suðurnes region, Southwest Iceland, caught a man driving 179 km/h on his way to Keflavík International Airport earlier this week.
The Icelandic government has agreed to take part and fund the 2015 North Atlantic whale count, supervised by NAMMCO. The whales in the North Atlantic Ocean were last counted in 2007.
The Akureyri District Court, North Iceland, sentenced a woman in her twenties to 30 days in prison for attempting to steal a bra at grocery store Hagkaup just before Christmas as well as a fridge magnet, oven gloves and electronic shaver in a hardware store in October.