Is Björn Ingi Hrafnsson A Communist?

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Björn Ingi Hrafnsson has had a pretty adventurous life so far. He went from being a Reykjavík city councilperson for…

Iceland Gets Its First Bitcoin ATM

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Iceland’s very first cryptocurrency “ATM” will be officially launched this evening, and the public is invited to a party to…

Vast Majority Of Icelanders Want Justice Minister To Resign

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72.5% of Icelanders in all say they believe Minister of Justice Sigríður Á. Andersen should resign from her post, and…

Another Storm In Iceland Today, But Then A Respite Will Follow

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Yet another storm will roll over Iceland today, but the good news is this should be the last one for…

Asylum Seeker, Badly Beaten Last Month, Deported With No Warning

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A young asylum seeker, who was badly beaten while in custody for trying to stow away on a ship, was…

Iceland: The Most Corrupt Nordic Country

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Corruption in Iceland has been on the rise for at least the past six years, according to a new report…

Uber In Iceland: The Debate Continues

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An Icelandic MP is proposing changes to the law that would allow for the car-sharing service in Iceland, but taxi…

Bill To Legalise Homebrewing In Iceland Submitted Again To Parliament

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If a new bill becomes law, homebrewing of alcohol for personal consumption could be made legal in Iceland. The bill…

Miserable Storm Hits Iceland, Many Roads Closed

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Today’s wind storm has resulted in many closed roads. Knowing how to keep updated will keep you safe. Once again,…

Truckload Of Pig Parts Blocks Traffic In Iceland

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A trailer full of large pig parts tipped over on Sæbraut this morning, snarling traffic and prompting frustration and amusement…

East Icelanders, Fed Up With Busted Roads, Take Matters Into Their Own Hands

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When national authorities ignored a badly damaged road connecting an east Iceland village to the rest of the country, these…

North Iceland Earthquakes Increasing In Strength, Still Very Frequent

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The tremors around the north Iceland island of Grímsey have been ongoing for the past few days now, and have…

Bus Driver Arrested In Iceland For Attacking Snowball-Throwing Child

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A bus driver was arrested for having attacked a child who threw a snowball at him, and is now in…

Socialist Party Of Iceland To Run In Reykjavík City Council Elections

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At a meeting held yesterday, Iceland’s Socialist Party (SPI) voted in favour of running for city council in Reykjavík, and…

Bishop Of Iceland: Child Circumcision Ban Could “Criminalise” Judaism & Islam

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Bishop Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir believes a ban on child circumcision could make Jews and Muslims feel “unwelcome” in Iceland, and…

This Day In Icelandic History: The First Casualty Of The Cod Wars Strikes

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1976 was the year the Cod Wars between Iceland and Britain ended, but it was not without at least one…

One MP’s Travel Expenses Total All Holiday Payments To Asylum Seekers

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The travel expenses of one MP, who has often criticised the cost of asylum seekers, are pretty much equal to…

Icelandic Man Builds Talking Clock For Blind Grandmother

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An Icelandic man who could find no talking clock that speaks Icelandic for his blind grandmother has taken matters into…

Freedom Of Press In Iceland: Glitnir HoldCo Appeals Overturned Media Injunction

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Weeks after Reykjavík District Court lifted a media injunction against Stundin magazine, Glitnir HoldCo announced they would appeal the court’s…

Over A Thousand Tremors Recorded Around Island In North Iceland

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Over a thousand tremors have been recorded around Grímsey over the past 48 hours, and scientists have not ruled out…

Bitcoin Mining In Iceland: What We Know, And How Iceland Could Benefit

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The true story on cryptocurrency mining in Iceland is more complex than has been recently reported, a local expert says,…

Iceland’s Travelgate Continues: MP Goes On The Defensive

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Independence Party MP Ásmundur Friðriksson continues to justify his travel expenses, which may have been grossly overestimated, by pointing out…

Icelandic MP Gets Twice The Money His Travel Costs Should Have Been

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While claiming, and receiving, 4.6 million ISK for travel expenses, recently calculations show that Independence Party MP Ásmundur Friðriksson’s travel…

Öskudagur Is Not “Icelandic Halloween”

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It may involve little kids in costumes begging for candy, but the comparisons between Halloween and Öskudagur end there. Today…