Today, June 17th, is Iceland’s National Day, which celebrates the country gaining full independence from Denmark in 1944.
The average height of players on Iceland’s World Cup team is 1.85 meters (over 6 feet), making them the tallest team participating in this year’s World Cup.
Staff of the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources embarked on a two-year initiative to offset carbon emissions on Friday with the planting of 1,000 new birch trees.
Hlynur Snæbjörnsson, a sheep farmer in North Iceland, has been denied the right to legally adopt the name of his grandmother because he is a man.
A nest belonging to a brent goose was found last week around Bessastaðanes peninsula, where the presidential residence is located.
She won the award for her novel Búrið, or ‘The Cage,’ the third installment in a series featuring “drug smuggling, financial crimes, and passionate love affairs in present-day Reykjavik.”
Race rules mandate that competitors must finish the race within 150 hours, or just over six straight days. Only fifty runners were invited to participate.
Dozens of historical artifacts were found wrapped in tissue paper in a bin left among donations for Reykjavík’s Good Shepherd charity shop.
There are currently 73,782 firearms registered in Iceland, with most owners purchasing their weapons for hunting and sport purposes, rather than a perceived need for self-defense.