Palestinian families take shelter at an UNRWA school in Gaza City, after evacuating their homes in the northern Gaza Strip. Gaza City, July 13, 2014

Icelandic Red Cross Sends ISK 10 Million to Gaza

The Icelandic Red Cross announced on Monday that it would send ISK 10 million (USD 87,000, EUR 64,000) to the Palestinian Red Crescent for relief work in Gaza in light of the humanitarian crisis in the area. A phone line service for collecting donations has also been set up.

Hiker’s Friends to Establish Fund

Friends of Ásta Stefánsdóttir, the 35-year-old Icelandic lawyer who was found dead in Bleiksárgljúfur canyon, last week, have established a fund in her name.


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.