Prisoners in Iceland are 15% less likely to be reincarcerated than in other Nordic countries.
The former director of the Icelandic Met Office went parachuting this week in honour of his 95th birthday.
Jóhanna Björg Sævarsdóttir, the only student in Mjóifjörður, will be taught by her mother this winter.
The well-attended event, which has been held annually since 1985, commemorates the victims of the 1945 nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki while also urging nations around the world to abolish nuclear weapons entirely.
Pranksters on the east side of Reykjavík placed a cannabis leaf-shaped stencil atop a green traffic light.
In total, 1,300 people have been suspected of this infraction; 1,135 individuals have actually been stopped by police.
Þjóðhátíð is the largest festival taking place over Merchant’s Weekend, with an estimated 15,000 people present at the height of festivities.
A dry cleaner in Akureyri, North Iceland offers free service to those with an upcoming job interview.
Icelandic liquor stores sold 767,000 litres of alcohol last year to 137,000 customers in the week leading up to Merchants’ Weekend.
A total of 34 midwives tendered their resignations over the course of their increasingly contentious negotiations with the government.
Workers of foreign origin only make up 12% of the Icelandic workforce and yet are involved in a quarter of work-related accidents in Iceland.
The latest European Social Survey shows that Icelanders have progressively become more positive about immigration and multiculturalism and that the country now holds the most liberal views on these matters in Europe.