News from around Iceland over the last few days.
Construction workers working on the new tunnel Vaðlaheiðagöng between Akureyri and Húsavík, Northeast Iceland, have been working bare chested in the middle of the Icelandic winter.
The police in Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, arrested the same 20-year-old male in one hour. First he was arrested for drunk driving, driving without license and without a seatbelt.
After one hour at the police station, he was released, but on the way out, as a free man, he...
Páll Stefánsson, editor and photographer at Iceland Review, was awarded the coveted prize for Photo of the Year for his photo of a French woman who got lost while hiking in the West Fjords.
The Icelandic Customs Office stopped 30 kilograms of pure amphetamine upon entering the country last year.
Reykjavík police have released a recording of an emergency call where a man requested assistance from search and rescue teams stating that a boat was starting to sink. An extensive search of Faxaflói Bay off Reykjavík was conducted but nothing was found.
Guðjón Gamalíelsson from Þórshöfn on Langanes peninsula has been finding quite a few bottled messages during his strolls along the coastline.
The police in Reykjavík performed 255 breath tests over the weekend in an effort against drunk driving.
50.3 percent of Icelanders would like to keep the Icelandic króna as the country’s future currency compared to 49.7 percent who would like to adopt a different currency, according to the latest poll.
The 4,000 ton cargo vessel Green Maloy was stranded at around 1 am this morning when sailing out of the harbor in Þórshöfn, Northeast Iceland.
“No tourist knows if they are in Kópavogur, Hafnarfjörður or Reykjavík, and they don’t care,” mayor of Hafnafjörður, Iceland’s third biggest town, at the capital area marketing conference yesterday.
Einar Bárðarson, chair of Visit Reykjavík, said that the capital area needed a new slogan...
Police in Reykjavík received two calls during the storm last night about a person who walked to the lighthouse at the northern end of the harbor and did not return.
Search and rescue services were sent out to Faxaflói Bay off Reykjavík yesterday after receiving an emergency call that a boat was sinking in the bay.
There is a big difference between days of the week when it comes to people driving through red lights during morning rush hour traffic, according to a new two-week study by Icelandic insurance company VÍS.
On Thursdays, close to 60 percent of drivers drove through a red light in the...
Iceland is known for having one of the highest life expectancies in the world. As of the end of 2013, there were 38 Icelanders who were 100 years old or older.
Three brothers from Kópasker in Northern Iceland have produced many videos for the yearly local Thorrablót. Their sketch called the Wooden Spoon Trick has been a megahit in Iceland and...