Two health workers from the Icelandic Red Cross will over the next few days travel to Sierra Leone as part of an international team working on educating the public on how to prevent Ebola infection.
Salmann Tamimi, religious leader and former chairman of the Muslim Association of Iceland, has expressed his support for a shared house of worship, housing both a mosque and a church, much like the one currently planned in Nacka, Sweden.
Police received a call about an argument between a man and a woman in Reykjavík at around 8 pm on Friday night.
Landspítali National University Hospital has decided to import breast milk from Denmark for infants born prematurely.
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.
A new report from Statistics Iceland shows that Icelandic men on average live the longest of all European men, or to the age of 81.6 years. This is an increase of roughly two years since 2000.
The body of a woman believed to be Ásta Stefánsdóttir, a 35-year-old lawyer, who has been missing since June 10, was found in Bleiksárgljúfur canyon, South Iceland, last night.
Reykjavík City Council has approved a proposal by the Human Rights Office that the city apply for membership to the project Intercultural Cities, which is run by the Council of Europe.
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.