The Icelandic bank Íslandsbanki has laid off 20 employees.
Crowds attended the official opening of US wholesaler Costco this morning in Garðabær, near Reykjavík.
Following rumors of a transfer from Premier League football club Swansea City to Everton, Swansea City majority shareholder Steve Kaplan told Wales Online the team plans to keep Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurðsson.
“Our thoughts are with the victims, and with our friends the British,” stated Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, in reaction to an explosion in Manchester, England, last night.
The residents’ association Opponents Against Heavy Industry in Helguvík is opposing the Environment Agency of Iceland’s decision to permit the reopening of United Silicon’s plant.
Icelandic mountaineer Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir reached the summit of Mount Everest last night, becoming the seventh Icelander to conquer the mountain and the first Icelandic woman to do so.
Two large earthquakes occurred at Bárðarbunga volcano on the night of May 20th, as reported by the Icelandic Met Office.