Many Icelandic MPs Do Not Abide Their Own Travel Regulations

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Numerous members of parliament play fast and loose with their own rules on recouping travel costs, at taxpayer expense. As…

Iceland’s Own Vigilantes

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A small group of amateur detectives, all of them immigrants, have been using their collective experience of being burgled to…

It’s Time For Cream Puffs Today In Iceland

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Ostensibly a religious holiday, today Icelanders around the country will enjoy these sweet, rich pastries as a part of a…

Weekend Storm In Iceland Leaves Tourists Stranded

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Last weekend’s snow storm cancelled all flights to and from Keflavík International Airport yesterday afternoon, and most roads connecting towns…

Langoustine Heist Strikes Reykjavík

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Hundreds of kilos of langoustine were boosted from Humarsalan last weekend, and the owner is warning the public not to…

Iceland May Be Facing Housing Crisis

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17,000 apartments will be needed in Iceland by the end of 2019, according to a new report from the Housing…

Reykjavík City Elections: Majority Holds, But Conservatives Gain

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A new Gallup poll shows that the Reykjavík City Council majority is holding its ground, but has lost some support…

Shorter Work Week May Also Help Gender Equality In Iceland

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A lawyer for the government employees union contends that amongst the positive effects of a shortened work week would be…

110 Metre Tower For Reykjavík Harbour Not In The Works, City Official Says

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Plans to raise an enormous tower right on the water at Reykjavík Harbour have not received any official greenlight, a…

Cops In Iceland Regularly Called To Deal With Spying Drones

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A man swatted and destroyed a drone he discovered hovering just outside his living room window last night, and police…

Cold But Beautiful Weather This Weekend

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It may get down to -10°C or lower, but clear skies and low winds spell a gorgeous weekend ahead. According…

Supreme Court Confirms 76% Toll On Imported French Fries

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Like it or not, the highest court in Iceland has confirmed that the government can place a 76% toll on…

Man Discovered Dead In South Iceland Was French National

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The body discovered in South Iceland yesterday was that of a French national, police say. They do not suspect anything…

Man Busted In Iceland Wearing Entire Wardrobe At Airport Tells His Story

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The man who went viral for getting arrested trying to wear 10 jackets and eight pairs of pants on a…

42 Kilos Of Hard Drugs Seized At Keflavík Airport Last Year

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Police in Suðurnes seized 42 kilos of hard drugs in 46 cases last year, all of them at Keflavík International…

Believes A Ban On Sale Of Energy Drinks To Kids Should Be Examined

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A professor of nutritional science believes there is full cause to ban the sale of energy drinks to children and…

“Smut Slam” Comes To Reykjavík For The First Time

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Do you want to tell strangers about your sex life, or listen to others do the same? Then Reykjavík’s first…

Body Discovered In South Iceland

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Rescue workers have found the body of an unidentified man in south Iceland, not far from an abandoned rental car….

Temperatures Well Below Zero Until Sunday

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Iceland may have a reputation for relatively mild winters, but this week is going to be positively Arctic. While the…

New Law On Foreigners Hitting Asylum Seekers In Iceland Hardest

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Changes to asylum seeker regulations has left many of them broke and isolated, when most of them already do not…

Iceland’s Red Cross Wants To Explore Space For IV Drug Users

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The Red Cross in Iceland wants to explore an option tried in other countries with some success: creating a space…

Björk Nominated For BRIT Award Again

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Artist Björk Guðmundsdóttir has once again secured a nomination for the coveted BRIT music award. As RÚV reports, this marks…

Five Fads That Swept Iceland In 2017

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When a new fad hits a country of 330,000 people, especially when about half of those people live in a…

Reykjavík Water Safe To Drink Again

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The latest measurements taken indicate that it is safe to drink Reykjavík area water. Drinking water no longer requires boiling…