Iranian Asylum Seeker To Be Deported In Two Weeks

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Iranian asylum seeker Morteza Songolzadeh learned today that he will be deported from Iceland. “Honestly I was not expecting this,”…

Pokémon Go Trainers Damaging Botanical Gardens

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The Akureyri Botanical Gardens have been experiencing significant damages lately from unwanted guests who trespass on the grounds playing Pokémon…

Iceland’s Worst Mobile Signal Areas To Be Mapped

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The Post and Telecom Administration in Iceland (PFS) plans to make a detailed map of which areas along Iceland’s national…

Parliament Could Change Significantly After Elections

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Over a quarter of Iceland’s members of parliament so far have announced they will not be running in this October’s…

Petition Underway To Save Afghan Family From Deportation

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An Afghan mother and daughter who have been on the run for 15 years have been denied asylum in Iceland….

Family Makes Dramatic Escape From Sinking Car

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An American family who traveled by car around Iceland had an experience that almost cost them their lives, but by…

High Temperatures And Sunny Skies Most Of The Week

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The first half of this week should bring a welcome reprise of the warm and sunny weather the capital area…

Asylum Seeker Takes Her Case Directly To Parliament

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A Nigerian asylum seeker, who is 18 weeks pregnant and has two small boys, is still facing deportation. Today, she…

Company Hopes To Build Iceland’s First Planetarium

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One company hopes to build the country’s first planetarium, with the aim of creating a mostly underground facility near Perlan….

Drones Banned At Vatnajökull National Park

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Rangers of the northern section of Vatnajökull National Park have banned the use of drones in the area, except under…

Icelandic Media “Has No Policy Or Purpose”, Says Finance Minister

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Minister of Finance and Independence Party chairperson Bjarni Benediktsson had some choice words to share regarding his opinion of the…

Believes Deportations Costlier Than Just Granting Asylum

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Pirate Party MP Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson has questioned the Directorate of Immigration’s (UTL) frequent use of the Dublin Regulation, saying…

Mayor Considering Downtown Hotel Upper Limit

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Reykjavík mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson says the possibility of setting an upper limit on the number of hotels along Laugavegur…

Computer Crimes Division To Prioritise Illegal Downloads

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A new report from the Ministry of the Interior announces that the Computer Crimes division of the police will prioritise…

Most Reindeer Mercifully Spared Being Hunted

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Slightly fewer reindeer have been hunted so far this year than last year, and the majority allowed to be hunted…

Nationalists Protested Against Non-Existent Changes To Law

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The major complaints of the Icelandic National Front (INF) about Iceland’s immigration law concern changes to the legislation that do…

Tourists Charged Exorbitant Rates For Rooms In Reykjavík

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Examples of tourists being charged for a single room what most Icelanders would pay for an entire apartment have been…

Nationalists Outnumbered 4 To 1 At Demonstration – VIDEO

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Today’s demonstration by the Icelandic National Front (INF) was met with an overwhelming response – from demonstrators showing their solidarity…

That Shark You Ate May Be Centuries Old

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Scientific research has brought to light that the Greenland shark, served in Iceland as the traditional dish hákarl, has a…

Solidarity Demonstration In Support Of Refugees; Against Nationalists

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A demonstration will be held today in front of parliament to show support for refugees and asylum seekers, in Iceland…

Fish Unaware Of Water: What America Can Learn From Iceland About Creativity

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Psychologist, teacher of counselling psychology and endowed chair at the University of Kansas Barbara Kerr specialises in the psychology of…

Mysterious Cat Killer Strikes Again

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The mysterious cat poisoner who sparked great concern in south Iceland last year has apparently struck again – exactly one…

Parliamentary Elections Date Announced

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After about four months of waiting, the government has at last decided on October 29 for early parliamentary elections. RÚV…

Surf’s Up In Iceland – VIDEO

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As hard as it may be to believe, there is actually a history of surfing in Iceland, albeit a fairly…

Icelandic Red Cross To Help With Refugee Rescue Operations In Mediterranean

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The Icelandic Red Cross will donate over 12 million ISK to help Italian refugee rescue efforts in the Mediterranean, and…

There Is Nothing To Celebrate About Bacon

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This weekend, the Bacon Festival will be upon us again. Why this is still a thing, I have no idea….

Farmers And Government May Reach Agreement Over Cheese

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Farmers and parliament have been at odds over a number of issues for years, but may reach harmony over the…

Summer Is Not Over, Meteorologist Reminds Public

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Don’t let the cold, rainy weather fool you – it really is still summer in Iceland. “All talk about summer…

Pirates Propose Free Dental Care; Conservative Calls Idea “Populism”

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Vísir reports that the Pirate Party has put forward the idea of dental care free of initial fees. While Icelandic…

Last Phone Booth In Iceland Is Now A Free Library

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One solitary phone booth is still hanging in there, albeit by also acting as a little “take one, leave one”…

Another Hunt For Gold In East Iceland Begins

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A tiny east Iceland village has found itself once again in the grips of a gold rush, as explorations for…

Man Repairs Over 100 Lighthouses In Iceland

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One Icelandic mason has devoted over 20 years of his life to maintain and upkeep all 104 lighthouses around Iceland’s…

Iceland’s President Will Answer Questions Through Facebook

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Iceland’s new president says he will do his best to respond directly to the people, with the opening of his…

Vegan Festival This Saturday

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Vegans and those curious about veganism alike are welcome to attend this Saturday’s Vegan Festival in Hafnarfjörður. In an announcement…

Immigration Will Examine Iraqi Asylum Seeker’s Case

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An Iraqi asylum seeker who has previously gone on hunger strike to protest deportations received some promising news over the…

We Have Already Had About 1 Million Tourists This Year

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The year is barely two-thirds over, but the number of visitors to Iceland has already increased by some 34% from…

The Radical Summer School Begins Today!

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The week-long event, featuring free lectures on a variety of subjects, officially begins today. The general public are welcome to…

The Reykjavík Pride March Is Here!

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As announced on the city’s official site, Reykjavík Pride Week has reached its high point: the Pride march that winds…

Asylum Seekers Subjected To Possibly Illegal Restriction Of Movement

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Asylum seekers at the Arnarholt shelter have their movements restricted in a manner that might violate Icelandic law. It has…

Yet Another Sunny Weekend In Reykjavík

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The weather gods have once again smiled upon Iceland’s capital, as this weekend will be both warm and sunny. The…

Foreign Minister: No Plans To Re-Open Naval Air Base

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir says American authorities have made no request to re-open the base, and says…

Pirates Looking Into “Election Pokéstops”

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The Pirate Party is looking into the idea of setting up “election Pokéstops” to attract more young people to take…

“What Should We Do?”

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Morteza Songolzadeh, originally from Iran, has been living in Iceland for the past year, and is seeking asylum here. In…

Large Quake Reported Near Bárðarbunga Volcano

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One of the largest quakes since the famed volcano stopped erupting has been recorded near Bárðarbunga. RÚV reports that a…

Swedish Neo-Nazis Come To Iceland, Seeking Recruits

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The Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) has started actively looking for recruits in Iceland, and their leader is not disclosing who…

Icelanders Told Bible Verses Are From Koran, Hilarity Ensues

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Taking a cue from similar experiments abroad, one Icelander tested just how well people know the Bible. Vísir reports that…

US Encouraged To Re-Open Naval Air Station In Iceland

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A strategic think tank believes the US military should re-open the former base in Iceland, as a part of a…

Outgoing President Finishes On Top

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Now-former President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson leaves his 20 years in office with very high approval ratings, a new poll shows….

Iceland Will Stand Up For Kurdish Human Rights

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Iceland’s Foreign Minister has pledged the country will fight human rights abuses of Kurds and other minorities in Turkey. Stundin…

Parliamentary Party Leaders Satisfied With New President

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The leaders of Iceland’s parliamentary parties were amongst those at the inauguration, and shared their thoughts about President Guðni Th….