An increasing number of tourists in Iceland has prompted the growing popularity of air bed & breakfasts and short-term rentals by real estate companies.
Minister of Social Affairs and Housing Eygló Harðardóttir has announced that she is drafting a bill which will prohibit discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity.
The number of sexual offenses, against children in particular, increased in 2013. Never before have so many children sought the assistance of Barnahús, the Center for Child Sexual Abuse, as in 2013.
The Icelandic Transportation Safety Board has published a report concerning a fatal car crash which occurred on the ring road near Norðurárdalur, North Iceland, on March 1, 2013.
The levels of fluoride in grass in areas around the Alcoa aluminum smelter in Reyðarfjörður, East Iceland, proved to be just below the guideline limit in the Environment Agency of Iceland’s third round of testing this summer.
The only commercial goat farm in Iceland, which contains about 22 percent of the Icelandic goat population, will be put up for auction in mid-September barring government intervention.
Several cases of employees in the restaurant and tourism industries being threatened by their employers when they attempt to seek assistance from unions have been reported by the Labor Union of the West Fjords. In most of these incidences, employees have rightfully suspected their employers of...
Residents of Bergstaðastræti in central Reykjavík are fed up with people driving too fast along their street, which is in a 30 km/h zone.
A polar bear pelt worth ISK 1.2 million was stolen from the store The Viking on Laugavegur shopping street in downtown Reykjavík last weekend. The pelt was imported from Kulusuk, Greenland.
The Icelandic Red Cross announced on Monday that it would send ISK 10 million (USD 87,000, EUR 64,000) to the Palestinian Red Crescent for relief work in Gaza in light of the humanitarian crisis in the area. A phone line service for collecting donations has also been set up.
Friends of Ásta Stefánsdóttir, the 35-year-old Icelandic lawyer who was found dead in Bleiksárgljúfur canyon, last week, have established a fund in her name.
The Union of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians in Iceland has signed a new wage agreement with Icelandair.
Recently many Icelanders have been contacted by individuals calling from abroad and claiming to be working for Microsoft. They claim to be calling to warn their customers of a virus, and direct them to a website where they can download an anti-virus program.
Two health workers from the Icelandic Red Cross will over the next few days travel to Sierra Leone as part of an international team working on educating the public on how to prevent Ebola infection.
Salmann Tamimi, religious leader and former chairman of the Muslim Association of Iceland, has expressed his support for a shared house of worship, housing both a mosque and a church, much like the one currently planned in Nacka, Sweden.
Police received a call about an argument between a man and a woman in Reykjavík at around 8 pm on Friday night.
Landspítali National University Hospital has decided to import breast milk from Denmark for infants born prematurely.
Police have confirmed that the body found in Bleiksárgljúfur canyon, South Iceland, on Tuesday night is that of Ásta Stefánsdóttir, a 35-year-old lawyer, who had been missing since June 10.
A new report from Statistics Iceland shows that Icelandic men on average live the longest of all European men, or to the age of 81.6 years. This is an increase of roughly two years since 2000.
The body of a woman believed to be Ásta Stefánsdóttir, a 35-year-old lawyer, who has been missing since June 10, was found in Bleiksárgljúfur canyon, South Iceland, last night.
Reykjavík City Council has approved a proposal by the Human Rights Office that the city apply for membership to the project Intercultural Cities, which is run by the Council of Europe.
Today marks 40 years since the opening of the road over Skeiðarársandur, completing Ring Road 1 around Iceland.
A total of 4,326 live births were reported in Iceland last year, a decline from 2012 when 4,533 babies were born in the country. In 2013, 2,129 boys and 2,197 girls were born, or 969 boys to every 1,000 girls, as reported by Statistics Iceland.