Today marks 40 years since the opening of the road over Skeiðarársandur, completing Ring Road 1 around Iceland.
A total of 4,326 live births were reported in Iceland last year, a decline from 2012 when 4,533 babies were born in the country. In 2013, 2,129 boys and 2,197 girls were born, or 969 boys to every 1,000 girls, as reported by Statistics Iceland.
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.
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.
It is a misunderstanding that Iceland’s Naming Committee rejects most names, according to the committee’s head, Ágústa Þorbergsdóttir.
The damage caused by the fire in the Skeifan business district of Reykjavík on Sunday night is estimated to cost hundreds of millions of ISK.
An express train between Keflavík International Airport and BSÍ Bus Terminal in Reykjavík could happen in nine years, as stated in a new report presented at a press conference yesterday. It is assumed that half of all air passengers would use the train.
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.
An Icelander living in Norway was on Friday sentenced to 11 years in prison for stabbing Norwegian media personality Helge Dahle to death in May last year.
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
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.
The Icelandic Directorate of Fisheries will be relocated to Akureyri, North Iceland, before the end of next year. Employees of the directorate have released a statement harshly criticizing the move.
Good recently published an infographic of travel freedom by passport. Holders of Icelandic passports can travel to 165 countries without a visa (or receive a visa upon arrival).
A total of 38.2 percent of Icelanders plan to travel abroad for their summer vacation compared to 35.2 percent last summer, according to a new poll conducted by MMR.
A new report from the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime found that Icelanders consume the most cannabis in the world.
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 has received an emergency British passport.
Cybercrime in Iceland is resulting in annual losses in the ISK billions according to the Ministry of the Interior.
Icelandic Water Holdings has donated 72,576 half liter bottles of water, worth ISK 15 million to flood victims in Serbia.
A ten-year-old Icelandic girl, Harriet Cardew, has been denied a passport as her name is not accepted by the Icelandic Naming Committee.
There are increasing signs that Iceland is turning into a ‘tourist country’ after complaints of high prices during the summer.
Iceland ranks 17th on the Good Country Index, which uses data from the UN and other international agencies.
Two Icelanders lost consciousness due to exposure to gas at a geothermal project site in the Philippines on Thursday.
Erla Bolladóttir says that re-opening the now-world-famous ‘Guðmundur and Geirfinnur’ murder case is extremely important.