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…

Merchant Ship Workers May Strike

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Merchant ship workers have been without a contract since last summer, and a break down in negotiations may lead to…

Drinking Water In Seyðisfjörður Unfit For Consumption

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Water treatment plant malfunctions have led to drinking water in the Icelandic village being unfit for drinking straight away. In…

Growing Opposition To EU Accession

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Close to 60% of Icelanders are opposed to accession to the European Union, according to a new Gallup poll. RÚV…

Goose Rescued From Certain Icy Doom

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Warm-hearted residents of Hafnarfjörður rescued a badly frozen goose from certain death, and it is now recovering at the zoo….

British File Complaint About Icelandic Televangelist Channel

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Broadcasts in Britain from an Icelandic company of a controversial faith healer have been found to violate Icelandic law. Peter…

Prime Minister On The Way To Lebanon

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Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson is on his way to Lebanon, to assess refugee conditions and meet with related officials….

Cost Of Parking Raised

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The cost of parking your car in downtown Reykjavík has goes up on Monday. Vísir reports that the fee increase…

December Hotel Stays Up 36% From Last Year

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Hotel stays for just the month of December last year were up 36% from the same time last year, data…

Radiohead Being Moved Indoors For Outdoor Concert

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Radiohead will be playing their Secret Solstice show in Laugardalshöll stadium, which holds fewer people than there are festival tickets…

Asylum Seekers: Some Accepted, Others Deported

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Announcements today of residency and deportation for would-be asylum seekers shows a distinct inconsistency in immigration policy. Asylum seekers facing…

Iceland Tops The World In Per Capita Internet Use

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Iceland has come out ahead of the rest of the world in terms of the percentage of its population who…

Wounded Eagle To Make Full Recovery

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A wounded eagle found by tourists in west Iceland is now recuperating, and should return to the wild next month….

How Parliament Would Look If Elections Were Today

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When current polling numbers are translated into seats in parliament, the government takes on a completely different form. While the…

The Origins Of “Fokk”

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The Icelandic word “fokk” is used much like its English equivalent, but that was not always the case, research has…

Reports Of Northern Lights’ Demise Greatly Exaggerated

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Despite rumours to the contrary, the Northern Lights are not about to disappear within the next few years, an astronomy…

When Has Iceland Seized Valuables From Refugees?, MP Asks

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An alternate MP wants to know how often Iceland has used an existing law similar to the one recently passed…

Jewelry Store Robbery Suspects Appear In Court

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Two of the three men suspected of robbing a jewelry store in Hafnarfjörður last October showed up in Reykjanes District…

“Pick-Up Artist” Coming To Iceland

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A guy who visited Iceland once before is coming back to charge men 260,000 ISK for a class in how…

Pirates Surpass 40%, Topping Ruling Coalition

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The Pirate Party is currently polling at 42%, remaining the top party in the country for the past year now….

Icelander Has No “Right To Be Forgotten”

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The Data Protection Authority has ruled against an Icelander who wants to evoke his “right to be forgotten” by search…

Health Care Petition Halfway There After Just 5 Days

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The petition to increase funding for health care is already halfway to to its goal of 100,000 signatures only five…