Today, May 1, is a worldwide day of action for workers’ rights held every year. In Iceland, as in many countries, it is a public holiday.
Financial services company Creditinfo has handed over a huge chunk of data to the Árni Magnússon languages institute.
The importance of whales to ecosystems at sea and on land is a growing area of research. There is an expanding body of evidence to suggest that high numbers of whales support other lifeforms throughout the ecosystem—including those the whales prey upon—and commercial fish stocks.
A new service and community center in the West Fjords village of Þingeyri hopes to become a national example of how to deal with, and create opportunity from, the loss of important services in remote villages.
A deal has been reached between RVK Studios and Buccaneer Media in the UK for the production of a television drama series about the so-called Guðmundur and Geirfinnur case.
If geothermal power stations on the seabed become a reality in Iceland, the plan is to sell the power straight to Europe through an undersea cable.
According to current Pirate Party MP Gunnar Hrafn Jónsson, then-Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir hid from a group of Tibetan monks in 2009.
Five Icelandic mountaineering enthusiasts are today setting off on a 1,200-kilometer (746-mile) trek along the east coast of Greenland.
It has emerged that the tallest part of the embattled, currently closed, silicon factory at Helguvík was built without permission.