Iceland’s Parliament To Begin Cracking Down On Airbnb

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The Icelandic government has allocated 64 million ISK towards enforcing existing laws for home accommodations, such as Airbnb. Iceland’s Minister…

IKEA And Ólafur Elíasson Team Up For Solar-Powered Gadgets

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The acclaimed Danish-Icelandic artist will be collaborating with IKEA for his solar power project, Little Sun, in the hopes it…

British Fighter Jets To Air Patrol Iceland

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The British government will send four fighter jets to Iceland next year, as a part of NATO obligations to patrol…

Ghana vs. Iceland: Gylfi Captaining, Aron Still Recuperating

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Fótbolti.net reports that Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson will be Iceland’s team captain as they play a friendly match against Ghana at…

VIDEO: Iceland’s “Midge Lake” Lives Up To Its Name

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A brave reporter for Iceland’s public broadcasting ran into some technical difficulties when attempting to broadcast from Mývatn, or “Midge…

Icelandic MPs Filtering Out Emails About Vaping

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Members of Iceland’s Parliament have received so many emails objecting to proposed vaping regulations that they have started to filter…

Sea Ice Nearly Reaching Iceland’s Coast

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As predicted, sea ice from southeast Greenland has stretched close enough to Iceland’s shores to prompt the Icelandic Coast Guard…

All Icelanders To Be Organ Donors By Default

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A crucial law on organ donations that was first introduced to Iceland’s Parliament in 2012 has finally passed. From this…

Iceland Central Bank Employees Complain About Nude Paintings

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Complaints have been filed about the appropriateness of several classic Icelandic paintings, some of which feature nude subjects, hanging on…

Arctic Sea Ice Creeping Its Way Towards Iceland

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Sea ice from Greenland is extending its icy claws further south than usual, and has almost reached the Westfjords. The…

Árneshreppur Proves Capitalism And Democracy Don’t Mix

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As the whole country watched the election results last week, safely half the country was only concerned about the results…

Reykjavik Elections: Same Choices, New Faces

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We put a lot into covering the run-up to last month’s municipal elections. There was certainly a lot to be…

Word Of The Issue: Fjandakornið

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The word of this issue is fjandakornið. Author Margaret Atwood once pointed out that when it comes to a culture’s…

Two Minutes At Glymur, One Of Iceland’s Highest Waterfalls

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Glymur Canyon, Iceland’s own little slice of Mordor, used to be fairly inaccessible. However, the west side has at long…

Island Life: East Iceland Symphony, New Hot Pots, Beach Death

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Iceland’s coastal towns are well known for being hotbeds of creativity, but things have kicked up to a whole new…

Heat Wave Broils Iceland This Week

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Temperatures are set to climb in Iceland, and stay up there all week long, as the country braces itself for…

“I Thought The Icelandic Government Wouldn’t Break Its Own Laws”

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A Hazara youth, Abbas Ali, whose asylum case has sat in the system in Iceland for one year and three…

FINALLY: Livestream Of Raven Hatchlings In Iceland Now Online

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A webcam set up at a raven’s nest in Iceland is now streaming live. The stream in question is courtesy…

Icelandic Banker Drinks Too Much, Talks Smack, Then Resigns

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One of Arion Bank’s board members has opted to resign from his position in the wake of drinking too much…

Icelanders Decidedly Shruggo About Whale Hunting

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A new poll shows that the largest share of Icelanders are neither for nor against Iceland beginning whale hunting again….

Reykjavik Coalition Talks Going Forward, Without The Socialists

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In the wake of Reykjavík municipal elections, numerous parties are having informal talks about what the next majority for Iceland’s…

Reykjavik Elections: Conservatives Come Out Ahead, Socialist Wins Seat

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The Independence Party won the most seats last night in Reykjavík municipal elections, but what shape the next City Council…

First Numbers From Reykjavik: Independence Party Overtakes Social Dems, Socialist Possibly In

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With 90,135 on the voter registry, a voter turn-out of 59.1% at 22:00, and 9,235 votes counted so far, the…

18 Child Marriages In Iceland Since 1998

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The Minister of Justice revealed in Parliament today that 18 exceptions have been made to Iceland’s marriage laws since 1998….