Horse Meat Still Not Really Popular Amongst Icelanders

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New data from Statistics Iceland shows that horse meat remains the least popular animal flesh in the country. According to…

Dozens Of Reindeer Struck By Cars Every Winter

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Cars and reindeer do not mix, as police in southeast Iceland are well aware. A reindeer was found struck by…

My Memories Of The NATO Base, Or Why I Got A Bad Feeling About This

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Like many people in Iceland, I read today’s news about the US Navy “returning” to Iceland with a mixture of…

Death At Reynisfjara

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Despite repeated warnings and too many close calls, a tourist has drowned in Reynisfjara after being swept out to sea….

Reykjavík: The Third Happiest City In The World

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The overwhelming majority of people living in Reykjavík are happy to be here, a new European Commission survey shows. According…

Attempted Stowaway Caught

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Yet another person has been caught attempting to travel by sea in an unconventional manner. RÚV reports that a man…

US Navy Returning To Iceland

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The US Navy will be coming back to Iceland soon, using our island as a base for hunting for Russian…

“State Church” Facebook Satire Account Proves Poe’s Law

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A satire account called “The State Church” veers so close to the actual state church that it has managed to…

Bank Robbers Still In Custody, Have Both Confessed

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Both perpetrators of last December’s bank robbery will remain in custody, and both have reportedly confessed to the crime. Vísir…

50 ISK Piece Most Beautiful Icelandic Legal Tender

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The humble 50 krónur coin has been voted the most beautiful piece of currency in Iceland. Vísir reports that numerous…

Hotel Being Investigated By Authorities Over Bottled Water Recommendation

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A hotel that recommends its own bottled water over tap water is now being investigated by consumer authorities, and has…

Tourists Keep Tempting Fate At Reynisfjara

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Still more tourists have nearly been washed out to sea at the scenic beach, prompting police to ask for a…

Salted Meat And Beans: Welcome To Bursting Day

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Today, we eat copious amounts of salted meat and yellow peas. Why? Because it’s Nordic Mardi Gras, or Bursting Day….

Authorities Have Seized Valuables From Foreigners Multiple Times

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The police have seized money and plane tickets from foreigners over two dozen times in just the past nine years,…

Cops Want Law Against Stalking

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The police believe a special article about stalking must be included in a new domestic violence bill from the Minister…

Food Authorities Make Disputed Claims About Insect-Based Power Bar

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The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) has made claims about the Jungle Bar that its creators have refuted as…

You Do Not Need Bottled Water In Iceland

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A guesthouse is recommending their own bottled water to its guests, but water utility services contend there is nothing wrong…

“Stopover Buddies” Are Not Tour Guides

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Icelandair’s new “stopover buddy” service is not encroaching upon the work of tour guides, the airline says. Icelandair recently announced…

Time To Get Your Eat On: It’s Bolludagur

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If you’re a fan of whipped cream, puffed pastries and jam, we have the holiday for you. Today marks the…

“Odd” To Ignore Demand Of 60,000 People

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A petition to increase health care funding is now the second largest in Icelandic history, but the government has yet…

Couple Injured After Terrible Fall

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A chopper from the Icelandic Coast Guard needed to be called to rescue a couple who fell and slid some…

Many Icelanders Text While Driving

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Almost all Icelanders believe texting while driving is wrong, but about a third of them do it anyway. RÚV reports…

Kári Apologises For Calling PM “Obese, Two-Year-Old Little Boy”

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CEO of deCODE Kári Stefánsson has apologised for remarks he made about the Prime Minister in a new Grapevine interview….

Charges Dropped Against One Of Accused In Hlíðar Rape Case

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Prosecutors have declined to pursue charges against one of the accused in an infamous case of rape in the east…

State Ordered To Pay Damages For False Imprisonment

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One of the accused in a notorious raid of an illegal casino has been awarded damages for false imprisonment following…

Emiliana Torrini To Perform At Aldrei Fór Ég Suður

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The famed singer/songwriter will be performing at the Westfjords music festival for the first time. Organisers of the Aldrei fór…

Iceland Devoting Half A Billion ISK To Syrian Refugees

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Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson announced in London last night that Iceland would be putting half a billion ISK towards…

Reindeer Struck By Car In East Iceland

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Bad weather conditions conspired to bring an untimely end to one of Iceland’s feral reindeer. RÚV reports that the reindeer…

Supreme Court Confirms: Jailtime For Bankers

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The Supreme Court has sentenced several key players in a market manipulation case within Landsbanki, confirming sentences handed down to…

No Fees For Tourists In The Cards

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There are as yet no legislative changes planned to levy fees on tourists for upkeep of popular tourist spots. RÚV…

Icelanders Still Getting Used To Icelandic With An Accent

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A doctorate student of Icelandic says not everyone has the same capabilities or chances of learning Icelandic, but asking that…

Human Rights Office Recommends Change To Rape Law

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The Icelandic Human Rights Office contends Iceland’s existing laws on rape should be changed to place greater emphasis on consent…

Tourist Narrowly Escapes Danger At Beach

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Yet another tourist has taken their life in their hands at the notorious Reynisfjara beach, and one tour guide laments…

Tremors Felt In Hafnarfjörður

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A small earthquake near Krýsuvík was felt in the capital area town, and disrupted power in some areas. Vísir reports…

“Pick-Up Artist” Event Canceled Due To Widespread Protest

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A planned “neo-masculinist” meeting organised by confessed rapist Daryush “Roosh V” Valizadeh has been canceled due to widespread protest. The…

Police Seek Private Help Rescuing Tourists

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West Iceland police are now seeking help from others in order to lighten the load on the Rescue Squad who…

Afraid Lifting Fresh Meat Import Ban Will Lead To Increased Pathogens

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A professor of bacteriology has cautioned that lifting the import ban on fresh meat could increase the risk of multi-resistant…

Support For Keeping Domestic Airport Where It Is Decreases

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About 60% of Icelanders say they want the domestic airport to stay right where it is, in Reykjavík. RÚV reports…

Furniture Tossers Fined

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Two men caught on film throwing a sofa off of a cliff and into the sea have been located and…

Will File Legal Complaint To EFTA If Alcohol Is Privatised

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A recent letter to parliament points out numerous flaws in a controversial bill to allow the sale of alcohol in…

More Horrible Weather On The Way

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Very high winds and increased precipitation are in the cards for Iceland over the next couple of days. Vísir reports…

PM Visits Refugee Camps, Jokes About The Electricity

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Observing the deplorable conditions refugees in Lebanon contend with, the Icelandic Prime Minister used humour to describe his visit. Stundin…

Protest Planned For “Pick-Up Artist” Meeting

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A protest is being planned on the spot where a notorious “pick-up artist” intends to hold a public meeting. The…

More Icelanders Leaving Than Coming Home

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New data from Statistics Iceland shows that Icelanders leaving Iceland outnumber those returning home. At the same time, the population…

Crisis Averted: Merchant Ship Workers Sign Agreement

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A collective bargaining agreement signed late last night has averted an impending strike, which was to begin at midnight last…

Pirates Top Gallup Poll Ten Months In A Row

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The Pirate Party is still ahead of all other parties in the country, and have been above 30% since April…

Clean Drinking Water Returns To Seyðisfjörður

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All bacterial contamination in the village’s water has been eliminated, and residents can now stop boiling it before drinking. According…

Most Icelanders Still Opposed To Alcohol In Shops

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The vast majority of Icelanders remain opposed to alcohol being sold in non-government shops, a new poll reveals. The poll,…

Ex-Con Lawyer Withdraws Request For Trial Practice Rights

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A lawyer newly released from prison after serving time for murder has withdrawn his request to be able to practice…

New Shooting Range in Ísafjörður

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Firearm enthusiasts in the northwest Iceland town now have a new place to practice their hobby. RÚV reports that the…