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Arrested Twice in One Hour

The police in Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, arrested the same 20-year-old male in one hour. First he was arrested for drunk driving, driving without license and without a seatbelt.

After one hour at the police station, he was released, but on the way out, as a free man, he...

Police Release Recording of Prank Emergency Call

Reykjavík police have released a recording of an emergency call where a man requested assistance from search and rescue teams stating that a boat was starting to sink. An extensive search of Faxaflói Bay off Reykjavík was conducted but nothing was found.

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New Slogan in the Making for Capital Area

“No tourist knows if they are in Kópavogur, Hafnarfjörður or Reykjavík, and they don’t care,” mayor of Hafnafjörður, Iceland’s third biggest town, at the capital area marketing conference yesterday.

Einar Bárðarson, chair of Visit Reykjavík, said that the capital area needed a new slogan...

Red Light District in Iceland

There is a big difference between days of the week when it comes to people driving through red lights during morning rush hour traffic, according to a new two-week study by Icelandic insurance company VÍS.

On Thursdays, close to 60 percent of drivers drove through a red light in the...

Thirty-Eight Centenarians in Iceland

old03Iceland is known for having one of the highest life expectancies in the world. As of the end of 2013, there were 38 Icelanders who were 100 years old or older.

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