Workers building the new Norðfjarðargöng tunnel in East Iceland are celebrating today after the two digging teams successfully met in the middle.
After Friday’s cabinet meeting, the Minister of Health’s car drove along the sidewalk and turned on a red light…all in plain sight of television cameras.
Television journalist, adventurer, environmentalist and national treasure, Ómar Ragnarsson, will set off tomorrow (Tuesday) trying to break the Icelandic record for the longest trip made on an electric bicycle on a single charge. He plans to make it all the way from Akureyri to Reykjavík.
The Association of Icelandic Car Owners has criticized the oil companies, saying that lower world wholesale prices are not being felt proportionately by consumers. The oil companies disagree.
A new agreement on regional planning for Reykjavík and surrounding communities, which was signed by all seven municipalities in the capital region on Monday, includes establishing a light rail system in the region by 2040.
Only 17.8 percent of Icelanders used public transport regularly in 2014, according to new figures from Statistics Iceland.
Industrial action planned for tomorrow will have a significant impact on bus travel outside Reykjavík.
Search and rescue association Húni from Hvammstangi, Northwest Iceland, was called out to assist drivers who had run into trouble in blizzard conditions on mountain pass Holtavörðuheiði, which is part of the Ring Road, yesterday afternoon and evening.
Most regions in Iceland have been subject to snowfall in the past days, especially North Iceland. The main roads are being cleared. There are poor driving conditions around Ólafsfjörður, on Tjörnes east of Húsavík and between Þórshöfn and Bakkafjörður.
Two communities are currently without road connections with the rest of Iceland, the rural Árneshreppur in Strandir region in the West Fjords and the hamlet in Mjóifjörður fjord, between Seyðisfjörður and Norðfjörður in the East Fjords.
Search and rescue associations from Hvammstangi and Borgarfjörður in North and West Iceland were called out late yesterday evening to assist drivers on Holtavörðuheiði mountain pass, which is part of the Ring Road, due to dismal weather conditions.
After mild weather and spring-like thaw during Easter, most regions were subject to snowfall last night and this morning a blizzard raged on the mountain pass Öxnadalsheiði in North Iceland, which is part of the Ring Road, causing it to be closed.
A storm is raging in West and South Iceland, disrupting transport. Domestic flights by Air Iceland and Eagle Air were canceled this morning but the situation will be reviewed before noon.
The road across mountain pass Hellisheiði connecting Reykjavík with South Iceland was closed this morning due to snowy and stormy conditions. All domestic flights scheduled this morning have been postponed.
A blizzard is raging on all mountain passes in the West Fjords and on the roads leading to Flateyri and Suðureyri. The driving conditions are poor around Reykhólar in the southern part of the region and along Ísafjarðardjúp in the north. The roads under the mountainsides Súðavíkurhlíð and...
The tunnel through Vaðlaheiði connecting Akureyri and Húsavík in Northeast Iceland is half-finished. The tunnel was originally supposed to open in December 2016 but the opening has now been postponed until spring 2017.
Twenty-one year old entrepreneur Aðalsteinn Lárus Skúlason recently set up Iceland’s first electric car rental service, Electric Carrental.
So far this year, four persons have died in three car accidents in Iceland. Traffic-related deaths have never been fewer since they were first registered in 1966. Their number peaked in 1977 when 37 persons died in traffic.