Kópavogur Woman Wins Long-Fought Battle Against Trees

Kópavogur Woman Wins Long-Fought Battle Against Trees

Published February 12, 2013

Kópavogur resident, Þórey Þórðardóttir, has won her case with the Supreme Court in which she fought for her neighbours to cut down two 50-year-old spruce trees, Vísir reports.
Þórey purchased her apartment at Víðihvammi 24 in 2005 and since 2007 has been trying to get her neighbours at number 22 to remove the two trees, which she complained to the courts were throwing major shade on her sundeck. The Supreme Court agreed that a shaded sundeck was far beyond what Þórey should have to endure as a neighbour.
The building at Víðihvammi 22 was built in 1961 and the two recently felled trees were planted shortly thereafter. Its owner did not comment to VÍsir.
* Spruce pictured is not one of two mentioned in this article. It is, presumably, still standing.


News
Tour Company Will Stop Going To Reynisfjara

Tour Company Will Stop Going To Reynisfjara

by

A tour company has made the decision to stop taking tourists to Reynisfjara beach, where a tourist was recently drowned

News
Low Ozone Levels = Wear Sunscreen And Sunglasses

Low Ozone Levels = Wear Sunscreen And Sunglasses

by

Unusually low levels of ozone in the sky over Iceland have prompted the Met Office to advise sunscreen and sunglasses.

News
Woes Pile Up At Hótel Adam

Woes Pile Up At Hótel Adam

by

The hotel that made headlines earlier this week has been operating in violation of labour law, amongst other abuses. As

News
Unemployment Reaches New Low

Unemployment Reaches New Low

by

Unemployment continues its decline from last year, though jobless rates varied across different regions of the country. RÚV reports that

News
Foreigners Reportedly Responsible For Increased Pork Consumption

Foreigners Reportedly Responsible For Increased Pork Consumption

by

The most likely explanation for the swift increase of pork consumption in Iceland: foreigners, supposedly. Kjarninn reports that pork consumption

News
Human Rights Office Supports Shorter Work Week

Human Rights Office Supports Shorter Work Week

by

The Icelandic Human Rights Centre (IHRC) is in favour of shortening the full-time work day from eight hours to seven,

Show Me More!