Afghan Family Who Fled Taliban To Be Deported

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A family of seven, who fled persecution from the Taliban for a better life in Iceland, will be deported to…

Election 2016: Pirate Party Receives Mandate To Form Coalition Government

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President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson announced just moments ago that he gave Pirate Party captain Birgitta Jónsdóttir the mandate to form…

Sushi Samba Cannot Call Itself Sushi Samba Anymore

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The Supreme Court has ruled that the Icelandic restaurant Sushi Samba can no longer use this name, as the owners…

Refugees & Asylum Seekers To March On Parliament Tomorrow

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Refugees and asylum seekers alike will converge on Parliament tomorrow afternoon to convey three demands: the right to work, the…

Reykjavík Will Close Some Streets To Car Traffic For The Holidays

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In order to make downtown Reykjavík a more pleasant experience this holiday season, the city will be closing parts of…

Election 2016: 5-Party Coalition Back On The Table

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Talks between the Independence Party and the Left-Greens broke down today, with the latter now entering talks with the Pirate…

Election 2016: There Are Now Two Separate Coalition Talks Underway

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While the Independence Party and the Left-Greens are continuing coalition talks, four other parties are holding coalition talks of their…

Iceland Airwaves 2017: Also In Akureyri

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Next year for Airwaves, Icelanders and foreign guests alike will have two cities to choose from, albeit about a 5-hour…

Hvalfjörður Mussels Riddled With Poison

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Hvalfjörður has been closed for mussel harvesting, as okadaic acid was detected in the shellfish from this fjord. Vísir reports…

Controversial Bank CEO Resigns

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Steinþór Pálsson, who has been CEO of Landsbanki since 2010, resigned today from his post, stemming from growing resentment over…

Iranian Man, Looking At Another Chance To Live In Iceland, To Be Deported

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An Iranian man who originally sought asylum in Iceland, after being sentenced to death in his home country for converting…

Warming Temperatures This Weekend

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Temperatures will climb, but so will the wind and rain, over the course of the coming weekend. Whenever planning your…

Teachers, Municipalities Sign Collective Bargaining Agreement

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A labour dispute which has been ongoing since last spring has finally come to a close, avoiding another walk-out and…

Iceland V. Iceland Squares Off In Reykjavík

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Iceland (the store) has sent a delegation to Iceland (the country) to discuss a trademark dispute over the use of…

Iceland To Welcome Over 40 More Syrian Refugees

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A few more Syrian refugees will be coming to Iceland next January, and will live in three different municipalities. “A…

Election 2016: Leftist-Conservative Coalition A New Possibility

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Barely a day after three-party talks were announced between the Independence Party, the Reform Party and Bright Future, the Independence…

“Ergonomic” Eggs Producer Defrauded Consumers For Nearly A Decade

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The company Brúnegg not only sold eggs labeled as “ergonomic” without actually fulfilling the requirements to do so for nine…

Jamie Oliver Franchise To Open At Hótel Borg

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The renowned British chef will be opening a branch of his franchise, Jamie’s Italian, at Hótel Borg next spring. Icelandic…

Town Residents Poisoned By Silicon Metals Plant Pollution

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Pollution from a silicon metals plant in Reykjanesbær reportedly poisoned a number of residents in the town, prompting them to…

Election 2016: The Pendulum Swings Back To The Right

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In the wake of failed talks to form a left-wing coalition, and a presidential decree that all party leaders should…

Not Even Iceland Is Safe From Creepy Clowns

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The phenomenon that began in the southern United States has somersaulted into Iceland. Vísir reports that residents of the east…

Iceland To Donate Christmas Trees To Faeroe Islands And Greenland

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The Faeroe Islands and Greenland will be receiving Christmas trees from Iceland, and this marks the first time Iceland has…

Counterfeit 10,000 ISK Notes Being Circulated

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The general public, and retailers in particular, have been warned that there are counterfeit 10,000 ISK notes in circulation right…

Country Without Thanksgiving Celebrates Black Friday, Because Capitalism

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Any excuse is the right excuse to promote sales, and that includes adopting quasi-holidays from abroad. Over the past week…

Election 2016: Left-Green Chair Returns Mandate, Government Still Uncertain

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Left-Green chair Katrín Jakobsdóttir will not attempt another configuration for a new ruling coalition, and returned the mandate to form…

Iceland V. Iceland Heating Up

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Iceland (the country) is launching a legal challenge against Iceland (the store) over the use of the word “Iceland”. SkyNews…

Akureyri Ready To Receive More Refugees

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Akureyri is once again ready and willing to accept refugees, adding to those they already welcomed with open arms last…

Sigur Rós Does Remix Of “Hoppípolla” For BBC’s Planet Earth Series

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The legendary Icelandic musicians return to the BBC nature series with a remix of one of their most popular songs….

Union Head Criticises Top Union Official: “Cannot Call Himself A Labour Leader”

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Vilhjálmur Birgisson, director of the labour union Verkalýðsfélags Akraness, harshly criticised the top union official in the country for downplaying…

Elections 2016: 5-Party Coalition Talks Break Down

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Coalition formation talks between the Left-Greens, who were given the mandate to form a new coalition last week, and the…

Petition To Save Asylum Seeker Family Handed Over To Interior Ministry

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A petition calling for a family to be granted asylum was handed over to Ministry of the Interior officials today….

Donald Trump’s Icelandic Roots Spark Curiosity About Relatives In Iceland

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It was recently discovered that the maternal side of US president-elect Donald Trump’s family can trace their roots back to…

Students, Parents Show Solidarity With Teachers In Labour Dispute

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While yesterday’s work stoppage by primary school teachers has been criticised by some, students and parents alike are showing considerable…

Greater Tax On High Income Earners Could Help Fund Health Care

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Iceland’s faltering health care system may get a much-needed infusion of funding, financed by raising taxes on those making more…

Taiwanese Woman Opts For “Stateless” Rather Than “Chinese” On Icelandic Residence Permit

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As the Directorate of Immigration refused to recognise a woman’s nationality as “Taiwanese”, she ultimately convinced them to list her…

Rammstein Returning To Iceland

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Time to dust off your full-length black trench coats, because Rammstein is coming back to Iceland after a 16-year absence….

Elections 2016: Polls Show Increasing Number Of “Last Minute” Voters

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An increasing number of Icelanders are still undecided in the final weeks or even days before election day, a new…

Teachers Walk Off Job Today, Labor Crisis Looming

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Primary school teachers across the country will be leaving work at 13:30 today, to attend a solidarity meeting pertaining to…

Immigration Directorate Adopts Stricter Policy For Asylum Seekers

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The Directorate of Immigration (UTL) has adopted a new restriction for asylum seekers, which they contend is a response to…

Phone-Driving On The Rise

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The percentage of Icelanders who never use the phone while driving has stayed the same, while the percentage of Icelanders…

Man Brings Live Goat To Site Of Immolated Christmas Goat

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A goat farmer concerned about the status of Iceland’s cloven-hooved population brought a live goat to IKEA in Garðabær to…

Hunter Found After Intense Search And Rescue Operation

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A ptarmigan hunter who went missing last weekend has been found safe and sound at the end of one of…

Newborn Killer Whale Named By Contest Participants

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A contest launched last week generated quite a response, and a killer whale in Iceland now has a new name….

Elections 2016: It’s Official – Formal 5-Party Coalition Talks Begin

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The Progressive Party will not be a part of the proposed ruling coalition, but five parties spanning from the centre-right…

Transgender Day Of Remembrance To Be Honoured In Iceland

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Icelanders will be joining many others around the world this Sunday, as they take part in the Transgender Day of…

Man Wants To Cut Off Own Penis And Donate It To Penis Museum

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An American man says he has already found a doctor willing to remove his penis. From there, he hopes to…

Snow Blanketing North And East Iceland

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An avalanche warning has been issued for some parts of the country, as snow will continue to blanket the north…

Iceland’s Ban On Importing Fresh Meat May Be All But Over

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Reykjavík District Court just handed down a precedent-setting verdict in the case of an import company, Ferskar kjötvörur, against the…

Icelanders Volunteer To Improve Asylum Seeker Living Conditions

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Distraught by news of some of the deplorable conditions asylum seekers live in, one Icelander took it upon herself to…

Charges Filed To Investigate Mysterious Cat Killer In South Iceland

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The Icelandic Food And Veterinary Authority (MAST) has filed charges with the police to investigate a series of deliberate cat…