A woman was arrested in Hafnarfjörður, outside Reykjavík yesterday, on suspicion of having stabbed her partner in the chest, causing his death. She was brought before a judge at Reykjanes District Court and was handed a custody sentence valid until February 23.
The tunnel through Vaðlaheiði connecting Akureyri and Húsavík in Northeast Iceland is half-finished. The tunnel was originally supposed to open in December 2016 but the opening has now been postponed until spring 2017.
Prostitution connected with trafficking is common in Iceland, according to the results of Heiða Björk Vignisdóttir’s 2014 Master’s thesis in law on the connections of prostitution and trafficking with organized crime in Iceland. Fréttablaðið has been covering the issue of trafficking in Iceland...
The initiative One Billion Rising, organized by UN WOMEN to end violence against women, will take place across Iceland today at 12 noon with dancing in Reykjavík in the southwest, Akureyri in the northeast, Ísafjörður in the West Fjords and Seyðisfjörður in the East Fjords.
More than 42 percent of women on the labor market in Iceland are employed by companies or institutions in two sectors: education and healthcare or social services. Most men, or 15.2 percent, hold production-related jobs.
Iceland is in 21st place in the Reporters Without Borders’ Press Freedom Index 2015, down by 13 places since 2014. The other Nordic countries are all in the top five spots with Finland in first place.
The national emergency number Neyðarlínan 112 received 5,000 notifications relating to child welfare in the first ten years since cooperation between Neyðarlínan and the Government Office for Child Protection began, according to Landsbjörg search and rescue services.
The damage caused by flooding in Ísafjörður, the West Fjords, over the weekend is estimated to be worth more than ISK 100 million (USD 754,000, EUR 666,000), as reported on the Bylgjan radio news.
Roughly one third, or 33.3 percent of Icelanders, want to join the European Union, according to the latest MMR poll, published today. The result is similar to one year ago when a survey indicated that 32.3 percent of Icelanders wanted to join the EU.
Up to ten possible cases of trafficking have been reported to police since Fréttablaðið began covering the issue last month. The paper has ran a series of articles on the issue including a list of possible signs of trafficking. Police in the Southwest Iceland region of Suðurnes usually work on...
The Reykjavík Metropolitan police undertook a dangerous operation on Thursday when they responded to a notification of the presence of a polar bear in the suburb of Vesturbær.
The search and rescue team from Hólmavík in the West Fjords’ Strandir region is helping to transfer 60 teenagers from the high school in Sauðarkrókur to another bus after their coach got stuck on Road 61 last night when the road collapsed on both sides of the vehicle in heavy flooding. The...
Quite literally moving house: Two houses in downtown Reykjavík were moved from Grettisgata for urban development reasons yesterday afternoon, leading to temporary road closures in the neighborhood.
President of the Universal Society of Hinduism Rajan Zed has welcomed the planned construction in Reykjavík of what has been described as the first main temple of the Ásatrú religion to be built in 1,000 years.
Many Icelandic teenagers spend four or more hours per day on social media, according to the results of a new survey of 13 to 15-year-old children in Iceland.
Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, former assistant to former Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, and an Icelandic woman who was named in the confidential document leaked by Gísli to the media in 2013 have reached an agreement in the paying of damage claims by Gísli to the woman.
An 18-year-old girl with disabilities was by mistake left in the car of Ferðaþjónusta fatlaðra, a travel service for the disabled run by Strætó, the Reykjavík Bus Company, for six to seven hours yesterday.
Winters are perfect for a lot of things. It is pretty good for freezing, which helps if you want to go skating on the Reykjavík Pond. Building snowmen is another great thing that is hard to do in summer.
A group of asylum seekers protested the long processing time of their applications for asylum in Iceland outside the Ministry of the Interior yesterday. Among protestors was Feriane Amrouni, a single mother of three from Algeria, who has waited almost two years for a response.
A small apartment complex in Hörðaland in Fossvogur in Reykjavík was evacuated last night due to a fire which had started in the basement apartment. Two people were taken to the emergency room because of smoke inhalation.
Fifty-four lawyers have applied for a part-time job at Útfararstofnun kirkjugarðanna, the National Church’s Funeral Service in Reykjavík.
Firefighters in Reykjavík were called out shortly before noon today because of a fire in an apartment in Mánatún in an apartment complex the center of the capital. A woman, who was alone in the apartment, was rescued and taken to the emergency room.
Icelandic model Inga Eiríksdóttir, the a co-founder of ALDA (‘wave’), has along four other ‘plus size’ models started a “fashion revolution” with their photo essay in the February issue of BUST Magazine.
Construction of the first main temple of the Ásatrú religion to be built in 1,000 years will begin in March. The temple will be located in Öskjuhlíð in Reykjavík, a forested hill popular for recreation on which landmark building Perlan (‘The Pearl’) stands.