The majority of people moving to the country were foreigners, but last year also marks only the second time since the turn of the century that more Icelanders moved home than abroad in a given year.
Iceland's population at the end of 2017 reached 348,580, according to new information from Statistics Iceland.
The Reform Party has put forth a bill proposing civil service jobs be opened to non-European citizens.
Approximately 10.6% of the Icelandic population are immigrants, most of whom come from Poland. Polish authorities have recently begun to ask residents living abroad to return to their home country, due to an increasing need for working hands.
Over 24,000 foreigners were in the Icelandic labour market in June and their numbers have increased by 17 percent over the last 12 months.
The Directorate of Immigration has deferred the deportation of Abrahim and Haniye Maleki, Afghan father and daughter.
The Office of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police has requested the Directorate of Immigration postpone the deportation of an Afghan father and his daughter.
A bill will be introduced in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, this week proposing Icelandic citizenship be granted to two girls and their families who have been denied asylum in Iceland.
The Icelandic Immigration and Asylum Appeals Board has confirmed the Directorate of Immigration's decision to deport an eleven-year old Afghan girl and her disabled father, basing it on the Dublin Regulation.
Bala Kamallakharan, an Indian entrepreneur who has lived and worked in Iceland for eleven years, was yesterday granted Icelandic citizenship, previously denied to him on the basis of a single speeding ticket.
85 people applied for asylum in Iceland this March. In March 2016, that figure was 48 and the number of applications in the first three months of this year is 60 percent higher than the same period last year.
An unusually high number of people moved to Iceland last year, or 10,958, compared with 7,461 in 2015, according to new figures from Statistics Iceland.
Food is served almost cold, hygiene is lacking, soap or paper towels are lacing by sinks, and there is damage from moisture.
The fourth Multicultural Congress of Reykjavík ‘Let’s Talk,’ will take place in Reykjavík City Hall on Saturday, March 25, 2017, 10 am to 3:30 pm. Approximately 17,000 immigrants live in Reykjavík from more than 120 countries. The aim of the congress is to open an intercultural dialogue about...
Racist public discourse has increased in Iceland in recent years, according to a report by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance.
Meisam Rafiei, a member of the Icelandic national taekwondo team, will be allowed to travel to the US Open in Las Vegas.
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson invited a group of 22 Syrian refugees to his residence at Bessastaðir yesterday.
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson met with US Deputy Assistant Secretary Benjamin G. Ziff in Reykjavík this morning to express the objection of Icelandic authorities to US President Donald Trump’s executive order, banning US entry to refugees, as well as the citizens...
A member of the Icelandic national taekwondo team was denied permission to fly to the US last night, as a result of US President Donald Trump’s executive order.
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has invited the 22 Syrian refugees, who were expected to arrive in the country today, to his residence at Bessastaðir this afternoon.