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.
Eighty-eight percent of the members of the three unions with employees at ISAVIA, the company which the operates airports in Iceland, voted in favor of holding four short strikes, closing all airports in Iceland and disrupting all air traffic to and from Iceland.
Police stopped a 17-year-old girl with her brand new driver’s license driving 143 km/h (89mph) opposite IKEA in Garðabær, a town just outside Reykjavík, on Wednesday night. The maximum speed there is 80 km/h (50 mph).
A young woman living in rural Iceland recently received a call from Iceland Lottery, that she had won ISK 6.5 million (USD 57,610, EUR 42,000)—she had a subscription ticket.
Hafþór “Thor” Júlíus Björnsson, Iceland’s strongest man, will be doing a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) from 4-5 pm this afternoon.
Between 1,500 and 1,800 teachers at 26 state secondary schools and two private schools in Iceland have gone on strike today.
In the last ten years the population of Iceland has increased by 12 percent. However, in the Northeast region of Þingeyjarsýsla, which reaches from just east of Akureyri all the way to Bakkafjörður, the population has decreased by 10 percent over the last ten years.