Many Icelanders Receive Phone Scam Calls

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.

Body Confirmed to be that of Lost Hiker

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.


Iceland Second Happiest Nation in Europe

Iceland is the second happiest nation in Europe after Denmark, according to the European Social Survey (ESS) 2012-2013. The survey, which covers 29 countries, found that the happiness of Icelanders is approaching pre-crash levels.

Statement from Family of Deceased Teen

The family of 18-year-old Reykjavík resident Andri Freyr Sveinsson, who died when falling from a roller coaster in the amusement park Terra Mítica in Benidorm, Spain, on July 7, has released a statement, describing the course of events.

Icelandic Teen Dies on Holiday in Spain

An 18-year-old Icelandic boy traveling with his parents and a friend died in an accident in the amusement park Terra Mítica in Benidorm, Spain, yesterday. Spanish authorities notified the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs about the accident last night.

Finding Nemo

The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police posted the following note on their Facebook page last week, concerning a report that a mysterious object, or person, possibly a paraglider in distress, had been seen falling into the sea near Álftanes

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Parents Demand ‘Girl’ be Listed by Given Name

The parents of Harriet Cardew, the ten-year-old girl who has been refused a new Icelandic passport because her name is not on the Icelandic Naming Committee’s list of approved names are demanding that their daughter be listed in the National Registry by her proper name.