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.
The belongings of several well-known Icelanders are up for auction as part of Moustache March, an initiative to raise funds and awareness for cancer among men.
A man in his twenties was last week charged with defrauding people after he sold them tickets to the Iceland vs. Croatia World Cup 2014 playoff in Reykjavík in November last year but failed to provide them with the tickets.
A 22-year-old Icelandic man was recently sentenced to four and a half years in prison in Argentina for attempting to smuggle cocaine.
The police in Selfoss, South Iceland, have released a transcript of a phone call it received yesterday because of the closure of Hellisheiði mountain pass between Reykjavík and the town of Hveragerði following a snowstorm which hit, leaving many stranded.
Ring Road 1 between Lake Mývatn and Egilsstaðir has reopened. There is still a lot of snow, as can be seen on the Road and Costal Administration’s web cameras.
Public trust in the Icelandic Presidential Office is considerably lower than a year ago, according to a new poll from Gallup on confidence in 17 of Iceland’s principal institutions.
Icelandic adventurer Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir reached the peak of Kilimanjaro along with her traveling partners around 7 am this morning. At 5,895 meters, Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain.
The population of Iceland increased from 321,857 to 325,671, or 1.2 percent, between January 1, 2013 and January 1, 2014, according to Statistics Iceland.
Around 75 percent of people registered with the unemployment office in Iceland from 2009 to 2013 were in work or study in autumn last year, according to a survey by the Directorate of Labor.
The swimming pool in Þingeyri and in Hólmavík will be closed for an undetermined period of time as of today due to the poor water levels in the national power company Landsvirkjun’s reservoirs
The police in the Suðurnes region, Southwest Iceland, caught a man driving 179 km/h on his way to Keflavík International Airport earlier this week.
The Icelandic government has agreed to take part and fund the 2015 North Atlantic whale count, supervised by NAMMCO. The whales in the North Atlantic Ocean were last counted in 2007.
The Akureyri District Court, North Iceland, sentenced a woman in her twenties to 30 days in prison for attempting to steal a bra at grocery store Hagkaup just before Christmas as well as a fridge magnet, oven gloves and electronic shaver in a hardware store in October.
Some patients have complained about delays of up to four days for doctors to return their calls. Gunnar Ingi Gunnarsson, director of the health center in the Reykjavík suburb of Árbær, said the system will collapse if nothing is done.
The Administration of Occupational Safety and Health visited the Vaðlaheiðargöng tunnel, which is currently under construction, yesterday after complaints about poor working conditions.
Im ostisländischen Seyðisfjörður öffnet Anfang März eine internationale Kunstvolkshochschule
Construction workers working on the new tunnel Vaðlaheiðagöng between Akureyri and Húsavík, Northeast Iceland, have been working bare chested in the middle of the Icelandic winter.
The police in Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, arrested the same 20-year-old male in one hour. First he was arrested for drunk driving, driving without license and without a seatbelt.
After one hour at the police station, he was released, but on the way out, as a free man, he...
Páll Stefánsson, editor and photographer at Iceland Review, was awarded the coveted prize for Photo of the Year for his photo of a French woman who got lost while hiking in the West Fjords.