The Icelandic national lottery is set for one of its biggest jackpots to date, following six rollovers.
Icelandair pilots are demanding a much bigger pay rise than workers in other sectors have been granted and have rejected a new one year contract with a pay increase of 2.8 percent.
A fire broke out in an apartment block last night, leading to dozens of evacuations and a woman being rescued out of her window.
Monday’s serious fire at a Reykjavík school was started by a 12-year-old boy, police have confirmed.
Icelandic airport workers have struck a deal with employers that means their threatened long-term walkout did not happen today.
The children of Rimaskóli school in Reykjavík were outside playing when they first noticed the smoke pouring from a mobile classroom.
UPDATED An Icelandic policeman has been removed from his job for allegedly breaching the privacy of members of the public.
The number of support families for children who live with various difficult circumstances needs to increase, according to the city’s child welfare department.
A few days ago, Hubert Lewandowski parked his Volkswagen Golf at Sólvallargata in the western part of Reykjavík, to pick up his girlfriend and take her out to a coffee house.
326,340 people were living in Iceland at the end of the first quarter of 2014, including 163,660 males and 162,680 females.
A continuing dispute between the Icelandic state and staff of Isavia, the country’s airports and air navigation service, means more strike action and flight delays this morning.
Nearly a fifth of people in Iceland who rent their homes spend more than 40 percent of their net income on housing – and are therefore classified as having burdensome housing costs.
A temporary strike at Keflavik International Airport has come to a close. The airport staff’s strike began at 4 a.m. last night and ended at 9 a.m. this morning.
Lea Gestsdóttir, an Icelandic guide, was traveling in South Africa with friends earlier this week when they decided to visit Swaziland. She had to wait at the border as officials were reportedly baffled by her passport, claiming that it was not valid.
Icelanders take two to three times the amount of sleeping pills used by people elsewhere in the Nordic countries. The Directorate of Health has raised concern about the effects of excessive pharmaceutical use.
Teaching in secondary schools in Iceland is expected to resume on Monday. A new collective wage agreement is expected to be signed today and the strike, which has lasted almost three weeks, is expected to come to an end.
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.