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.
Roughly 6,200 people in Iceland currently live in severe poverty, ruv.is reports. The Ministry of Social Affairs’s Welfare Watch has proposed an increase in child benefits of ISK 4 billion (USD 30 million, EUR 26.5 million) per year and define the minimum support limit.
Former Reykjavík Mayor Jón Gnarr says he will finally get to change his name now that he has moved to the United States, visir.is reports. As reported, Jón Gnarr has been trying to get his legal name changed from Jón Gunnar Kristinsson to Jón Gnarr, which he has gone by since he was a child.
Farmers in the scarcely-populated Árneshreppur in the northeastern West Fjords had to resort to unusual sheep roundup measures while fetching leftover sheep from the wilderness late last month, including skiing with one sheep in a toboggan in tow.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson announced that Iceland would provide UNICEF ISK 10 million (USD 75,000, EUR 66,000) in humanitarian assistance to Malawi in light of recent floods in the country. The floods are said to be the worst in Malawi, which has a population of 16...
The average price of a house or apartment in Iceland is currently ISK 229,630 (USD 1,727, EUR 1,521) per sq. meter, according to a new study by Salvar Þór Sigurðsson and reported by bb.is.
WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson, who is Icelandic, has described the handing of his emails and those of two other journalists by Google to the FBI as a gross violation against journalism, ruv.is reports. The information was provided via a secret court order.
The Supreme Court of Iceland has dropped a restraining order against a man who has been suspected of having physically abused his former partner. The man has sent pornographic videos of the woman to her friends and colleagues.
The three missing Bengal cats, which were stolen from the farm Nátthagi in Ölfus, South Iceland, last week have returned home. The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police found the thief and collected the cats from a house in Reykjavík last night.
There has been an increase in the number of suspected cases of trafficking reported to the police in Iceland in recent years. Most cases are defined as labor trafficking relating to the construction industry, cleaning companies, the tourism industry and other areas of work. There are also cases...
Iceland’s population reached 329,040 at the end of last year, an increase of 870 on the year prior. Five hundred and sixty more children were born than the number of individuals who died last year. Three hundred and twenty more people moved to Iceland than moved away.
The vast majority of foreigners living in Akureyri are happy with life in the North Iceland town, according to a poll conducted by the University of Akureyri.
The vast majority of Icelanders, or 97 percent, use the internet, making the nation the most connected in Europe. Iceland has also topped the list in previous years.
One of the four purebred Bengal cats that were stolen from the farm Nátthagi in Ölfus, South Iceland, the day before yesterday managed to escape the thief and was found by his owner, Ólafur Sturla Njálsson, yesterday evening. It was the male cat Kiss Me.
Four purebred Bengal cats were stolen from a shed at the farm Nátthagi in Ölfus yesterday. The cats’ owner, Ólafur Sturla Njálsson, who has bred Bengals at the farm for years, said he had noticed at 2 am that the lock on door to the shed to had been broken up.
Minister of Social Affairs Eygló Harðardóttir and Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson signed an agreement on Tuesday on city authorities being responsible for facilitating and assisting two groups of refugees who were offered asylum in the country by the Icelandic government.
The Supreme Court of Iceland confirmed yesterday the verdict of Reykjanes District Court that an asylum seeker, whose application for asylum in Iceland has been rejected, is to remain in custody up until his deportation to Finland, from where he came.
Fear has spread among teenage students at Hagaskóli elementary school in Vesturbær in Reykjavík because a group of their peers, some of whom are also at the school, have threatened them both during and outside school hours.
The vast majority of the members of the Icelandic Medical Association, 90 percent, voted in favor of the new wage contract with the state in an online vote which concluded at midnight on Friday. The contract has been published on the association’s website.
A woman was saved from the ocean yesterday morning after her car ran off the pier at Miðbakki harbor in Reykjavík. She was taken to the Landspítali National University Hospital emergency room and the doctor on duty described her condition as critical.
Icelandic journalist Óttar Sveinsson is planning to apply for access to the Royal Navy’s documents on the sinking of an Icelandic freighter, causing the death of six men, in 1986 once the confidentiality will be lifted late next year, 30 years after the accident.
Dr. Waney Squier, a professor in neuropathology at Oxford University, stated on RÚV’s news magazine Kastljós on Wednesday that the traditional diagnosis for shaken baby syndrome is obsolete and that the findings of the autopsy of a nine-month-old boy who died in...
As of January 10, there were 150 people on the waiting list for a place at National Center of Addiction Medicine’s (SÁA) treatment clinic, according to Þórarinn Tyrfingsson, chief physician at Vogur clinic.