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.
A Swiss woman was arrested in Höfn, southeast Iceland, on Saturday evening for smuggling her cat into Iceland. The cat was found and destroyed by authorities.
The Spies Who Came Back to the Cold: An Icelandic Saga of WW2 Spies, Deception, Intrigue and Diplomacy is the name of the latest book by Bernard O’Connor.
The National Registry of Iceland this week published its latest figures on the housing market, which showed a huge jump in house prices between February and March.
The Northeast District Court has sentence two men to prison for stealing frozen seafood and bird meat.
An Independence Party MP says it is worth thinking about making it a criminal offence for one parent to refuse the other parent access to their children.
On Brekkustígur, in western Reykjavík, there is a cycle workshop where refugees and asylum seekers are invited to come and fix up old bikes, which they can then keep for personal transport.
Several thousand people are now following the daily life of a teenager who was five weeks ago diagnosed with a serious cancer.
Capital region police received 32 requests for help in finding missing children and young people in March alone.
The capital region police tapped a woman’s phone for around a month following her request to stop the rape investigation she had started.
Eight people—six men and two women—were this afternoon convicted in one of Iceland’s biggest tax fraud investigations of recent times. The defendants were each sentenced to three-month to four-year suspended prison sentences.
An Icelandic Coastguard helicopter was last night put at serious risk when it was targeted by a laser beam.
Thomas Møller Olsen, the 30-year-old Greenlander who has been in custody since mid-January over the death of Birna Brjánsdóttir, has pleaded not guilty at the first court hearing today.
The long time taken to process adoption applications in Iceland can lead to some potential parents giving up, according to the chairman of Icelandic Adoptions. The processing time to adopt has increased greatly in recent years.
Thomas Møller Olsen, who has been in police custody as part of the Birna Brjánsdóttir murder investigation, has now been charged with attacking the 20-year-old on January 14.
The fertility rate of Icelandic women is lower than ever and fewer children were born in Iceland last year than the year before. New figures from Statistics Iceland also reveal that the average age of first-time mothers continues to rise, and is now 27.7 years.
At least three people have been killed this afternoon when a lorry sped through a busy street in the center of Stockholm, the Swedish capital, crashing through the front of a large shop. Several Icelanders were among the eye witnesses.
Two Romanian men, who sought the assistance of the Red Cross as soon as they entered Iceland at the weekend, are having their case investigated by police.
The Reykjavík District Court has today sentenced sisters Hlín Einarsdóttir and Malín Brand to 12 months in prison—nine of which are in the form of a suspended sentence. The pair were sentenced for a high-profile attempt to blackmail money out of the then prime minister, Sigmundur Davíð...
Thomas Møller Olsen, a 25-year-old Greenlander and crew member of the trawler Polar Nanoq, has been charged with the murder of Birna Brjánsdóttir, the 20-year-old Icelandic woman who disappeared in Reykjavík on January 14.
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.
At a meeting yesterday, the municipal council of Akranes, West Iceland, approved a letter of intent to seafood company HB Grandi, indicating a willingness to greatly improve facilities for fish processing in the town.
Food is served almost cold, hygiene is lacking, soap or paper towels are lacing by sinks, and there is damage from moisture.