Around 700 Icelanders registered with Fylkisflokkurinn (‘The County Party’), which wants the country to become Norway’s 20th county, within a period of 48 hours earlier this week.
At Laugardalslaug swimming pool in Reykjavík, a room designated for fathers to change their babies’ diapers has recently come under fire. Several fathers who have visited the pool have asked that administrators reconsider the signage of the room as it shows a woman changing a child’s diaper,...
A new analysis of hateful comments on news stories in the Icelandic online media was presented yesterday, showing that racist comments based on stereotypes are common and that immigrants who participate in the dialogue often fall victim to hate speech.
A foreign couple were seriously injured near Bláfeldur in the southern part of Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland, this morning when their motorcycle was blown off the road by a strong gust, resulting in the pair being thrown several meters from the vehicle.
Monozygotic triplet boys were born yesterday in a Danish hospital to a Danish mother and an Icelandic father. Another set of triplet boys were born in the same family in Iceland in 1977.
The Ministry of the Interior announced today its decision to grant asylum to four Syrian families, a total of 13 people, and thereof six children.
A group of eight archaeologists led by Dr. Bjarni F. Einarsson, manager of the Archeological Office, has criticized the conduct and practices of the Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland.
Five women sought help at centers for emergency services for victims of sexual abuse after or during Verslunarmannahelgi (the Merchant’s Weekend).
The Imagine Peace Tower, an artwork by Yoko Ono on Viðey island off the coast of Reykjavík, will be lit tonight, earlier than usual, in memory of the at least 408 children killed in the conflict at Gaza in recent weeks.
Surgical nurse Elín Oddsdóttir arrived in Gaza on behalf of the Red Cross in Iceland yesterday morning. Elín will be working with a team of doctors from the International Red Cross.
Two sexual offenses that occurred during the long festival weekend, Verlunarmannahelgi, have been reported to the police in Selfoss, South Iceland.
An 18-year-old tourist from Switzerland fell when taking a shortcut on a wet path leading up to Stjórnarfoss waterfall near Kirkjubæjarklaustur in South Iceland yesterday.
An Icelandic kayaker had come close to exhaustion when he was saved by a man on a small boat yesterday evening, while a foreign tourist was hit by a car when cycling near Lake Mývatn.
The Facebook group Gefins, allt gefins! (‘Free, everything for free!’), whose membership currently stands at 17,500, yesterday started a campaign to donate food to those in need.
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.