Þjóðhátíð is the largest festival taking place over Merchant’s Weekend, with an estimated 15,000 people present at the height of festivities.
A dry cleaner in Akureyri, North Iceland offers free service to those with an upcoming job interview.
Icelandic liquor stores sold 767,000 litres of alcohol last year to 137,000 customers in the week leading up to Merchants’ Weekend.
A total of 34 midwives tendered their resignations over the course of their increasingly contentious negotiations with the government.
Workers of foreign origin only make up 12% of the Icelandic workforce and yet are involved in a quarter of work-related accidents in Iceland.
The latest European Social Survey shows that Icelanders have progressively become more positive about immigration and multiculturalism and that the country now holds the most liberal views on these matters in Europe.
The plot, which is not accessible by road, is 1,900 hectares [4,695 acres] and therefore covers almost the entire fjord.
More effort should be made to inform tourists that they don't have to purchase bottled water and to install drinking fountains at popular tourist sites. The committee also proposed banning single-use utensils at restaurants and to tax both these and single-use packaging.
Capital-area police dealt with a number of notable incidents on Thursday, including the discovery of a firearm in a stolen car and the arrest of the same individual for two separate thefts.
A lack of available housing in a Westfjords town has led a local company to break ground for its employees.
The funds will help the Story Circle reach women who have experienced violence and/or sexual harassment, support them through targeted programs and creative projects, and educate them about the resources that are available to them within Icelandic society.
Police have officially brought charges against Sindri Þór Stefánsson and several other individuals in the matter of 600 stolen computers from three data centers in December 2017 and January 2018. The computers were outfitted for bitcoin mining and worth an estimated ISK 200 million.
The City of Reykjavík Human Rights Council has unanimously approved gender neutral restrooms in all of its administrative buildings, effective this fall.
Under the terms of the proposition, the speed limit on four downtown streets would be reduced from 50 km/hr to 30 km/hr.
Six whales out of the 262 allowed by this year's quota have been hunted since the whaling season began just over a month ago.
The Icelandic Coast Guard’s helicopters were called out three times in a matter of hours on Wednesday afternoon.
The newly approved proposal also lays out plans for new public transportation links with Kopavógur, as well as new schools, shops, and services.