Pirate Party Want Referendum To Restart EU Talks

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The Pirate Party have put forth an EU referendum proposal to restart negotiations with the European Union, reports RÚV. The…

Keflavík Airport Grinds To Halt Over Security Issue

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Keflavík airport ground to a halt yesterday afternoon when all flights were put on hold and passengers asked to go…

Iceland’s Epic Euro Smiting Triggers Baby Boom

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It’s been nine months since Iceland’s smiting of England in the Euro Cup – often referred to as the island…

Environment Minister Supports Shutting Plant Down

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Iceland’s Environment Minister, Björt Ólafsdóttir, believes shutting down the United Silicon plant in Reykjanesbær is an acceptable course of action….

First Lambs Of Spring Arrive

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A collective welcome to the first lambs born in Iceland this spring. The two little floofy black ram lambs were…

Silicon Plant Denies Pollution, No One Buying It

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The Environment Agency of Iceland has rejected a statement from United Silicon suggesting that the high levels of arsenic in…

Funds Secured For Children’s Addiction Treatment Facility

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Iceland’s Minister of Social Affairs and Equality has secured 500 million ISK to the construction of a substance abuse treatment facility…

Municipal Council Want To Shut Down Polluting Silicon Plant

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The Municipal Council of Reykjanesbær want the United Silicon plant to shut down immediately as arsenic levels in the air…

Petition Going To Protest Deportation

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A petition is going protesting the impending deportation of asylum seeker Sid Ahmed Haddouche and his family. Sid is a…

Bird Flu Breakout In Iceland Likely

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Preparations against a possible bird flu outbreak have been ramped up, reports RÚV. The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (IFVA) has…

Investigation Opened Into Chatty Bus Driver

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An investigation has been opened into an incident in which a bus driver allegedly spoke on his mobile phone without…

UPDATE: Man Just Couldn’t Wait To Shoot His Gun

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Police have arrested the man who shot off a gun in Kópavogur earlier this week, reports RÚV. Police confirm that the…

Local Mink Shot Dead In The Streets

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The scuttling mink spotted in Reykjavík city centre yesterday morning has been shot by an animal control officer, reports Vísir….

Gunshots Fired In Kópavogur

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Capital Area Police were called to Kópavogur at around 21:00 last night after reports of gunfire in Grundahverfi. As many…

BEWARE: Mink Terrorising The Streets Of Reykjavík

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A mink has been spotted scuttling across the streets of Reykjavík. The unnamed mink was captured on video by the…

Might Shut Down Historic Site Because People Are Terrible

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The Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources have denied The Environment Agency of Iceland’s request for funds to stop…

Search For Artur Ended Until New Evidence Surfaces

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The search for Artur Jarmoszko, who went missing early this month, will be put on hold until further evidence surfaces,…

Don’t Ask Nanna: About Taking Off Your Shoes

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Hi Nanna,  My AirBnB host has emailed me specifically to tell me that shoes are a big no-no inside the…

Historic Skálholt Church In Disrepair

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A site of historic cultural importance, Skálholt Cathedral, is in disrepair and in need of up to 70 million ISK…

Roughly 46.000 Icelanders Took Anti-Depressants Last Year

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Roughly 46.000 Icelanders took prescription anti-depressants in 2016, an increase of about 22% in just 4 years, reports Vísir. The…

Seal Population Down 77% Since 1980

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Iceland’s seal population has decreased by a third in the last six years and is at dangerously low levels, reports…

Minister Of Tourism: Not Trying To Lure More Tourists

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The Minister of Tourism, Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, has said that Iceland should not be trying to lure any more…

Scouts Stumble Upon Tourist Stuck In Ravine, Save Her

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A group of scouts with the Garðarbær Scout Rescue Team were doing training at Þingvellir National Park when they stumbled…

Icelandic Man Arrested In Texas

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An Icelandic man was arrested in Austin, Texas last week for assaulting his Icelandic girlfriend at the Four Seasons hotel,…

Icelandic Crime Doc Coming To Netflix

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An Icelandic documentary on the “Guðmundar- and Geirfinnur Case” called Out of Thin Air will be coming to Netflix in…

Yes, Iceland IS Trying to Kill You

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Light fracturing the froth of a wild grey wave, flotsam churning over with the power of the sea. It’s hypnotic….

Can’t Guarantee Volcano Evacuation Warnings

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Regulation of Post and Telecommunication (RPT) in Iceland has announced that they cannot guarantee timely evacuation messages in the event…

ESCANDALO: Outfit Plagiarised For Eurovision

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, EUROVISION SEASON! Unfortunately, Iceland’s National Broadcaster, RÚV, is in some hot water…

Search For Artur Ramps Up

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Police and Search and Rescue workers have begun their formal search for Artur Jarmoszko, reports Vísir. Roughly 70 volunteers joined…

Iceland Lifting Remaining Capital Controls

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Prime Minister, Bjarni Benediktsson, along with the Ministry of Finance have announced that Iceland will be lifting remaining capital controls…

Peculiar Crack Forms In Þingvellir Lake

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A strange pattern has formed across the frozen Þingvallavatn Lake in Þingvellir National Park. “What’s interesting about it is the regularity of the…

Women of The World Festival Drop Icelandic Event Following Protests

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The Women of the World Festival has dropped an event featuring award-winning Icelandic author and activist Þórdís Elva Þorvaldsóttir and…

Court Fines Bankers Over 5 Billion For Fraud

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Reykjavík District Court ordered former Milestone investment bankers to pay a 5.2 billion ISK  fine yesterday and sentenced them to…

Skaftafellsjökull Glacier Barely Visible

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A ranger with Vatnajökull National Park has published an incredibly sad series of photographs documenting Skaftafellsjökull glacier over the past five…

Oppression Olympics

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I am fat. My doctor has attested to this, though he used the words “morbidly obese”, to which I gasped…

One In Ten Workers Foreign Nationals

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Foreign nationals now comprise 10.3% of the work force, reports Vísir. That is roughly 2000 more than in 2008 and…

VIDEO: Man Destroys Easter Egg Display

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A man became an unexpected folk hero on social media yesterday after footage of him destroying an Easter Egg display…

Children Award Sexist Radio Host “Most Arrogant Award”

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Children’s organisation Stelpur Rokka (Girls Rock) have announced they plan to award radio host Frosti Logason with the Most Arrogant Award…

Tourist Found Dead In Iceland AirBnB

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A young American man was found dead at his Reykjavík AirBnB flat Saturday morning, reports Stundinn. The man was visiting Iceland…

Radio Host Facing Major Backlash After Sexist Remarks

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The hosts of radio show Harmageddon are under fire this week after one of the hosts suggested that singer Hildur…

Inhumane Egg Company Files For Bankruptcy

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Owners of Brúnegg, an egg farm exposed for inhumane treatment last year has filed for bankruptcy and laid off all…

Police To Close Birna Case In Coming Weeks

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The Police aim to close their investigation into the death of Birna Brjánsdóttir in the coming weeks, reports RÚV. “We’re…

Don’t Ask Nanna: About Óli Darri’s Fineness

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Hey Nanna, Am stuck inside watching Trapped on Netflix in honour of the Snowpocalypes and wondering if I can get…

UPDATE: Icelandic Singer Still Barred From Entering US

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Earlier this week singer, Júlía Hermannsdóttir, made headlines when she was barred entry to the US. While she will not…

Class Pets Receive Flaming Viking Burial

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Freddy and Bubbles, two goldfish who served bravely as primary school class pets received a flaming Viking burial earlier this…

Guess What? If You Click On The Austur Sex Tape, You’re Awful!

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A 26 second video, showing a man and a woman having sex in the bathroom stall of the popular Icelandic…

Hundreds Of People Injured Post-Snowpocalypse

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In the past few days Icelandic Ambulance Services have had to transfer over a hundred injured people to hospitals in…

Powerful Earthquakes Reported At Bárðabunga Volcano

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Five powerful earthquakes have been reported at Bárðabunga stratovolcano. “Yes something triggered some powerful earthquakes this morning,” Bryndís Ýr Gísladóttir,…

Chicken Keeper Runs A Fowl Of Authorities

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Despite council regulations and his neighbour’s ongoing suffering, a local man vows to fight for his right to keep chickens…

Icelandic Singer Barred From Entering U.S

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The US Immigration authorities have barred entry to Icelandic singer, Júlía Hermannsdóttir, on route to the US to tour the…