According to new figures from Statistics Iceland, the life expectancy in Iceland in 2016 was 80.7 years for men and 83.7 years for women.
An incident which occurred at Keflavík International Airport on Friday afternoon, involving a Boeing 737-800 airplane from Primera Air Nordic, has been defined as a serious aircraft incident by the Icelandic Accident Investigation Commission.
Floor coverings are ruined and furniture and computers damaged in two auditoriums at the University of Iceland, after they were flooded by groundwater yesterday.
There were 21,000 cars imported to Iceland last year, 70 percent of which were either gray or white.
One of the kayakers rescued Saturday night from the ocean by the mouth of the river Þjórsá, South Iceland, has died.
Today, May 1, is a worldwide day of action for workers’ rights held every year. In Iceland, as in many countries, it is a public holiday.
A new service and community center in the West Fjords village of Þingeyri hopes to become a national example of how to deal with, and create opportunity from, the loss of important services in remote villages.
A man has been charged with a string of sexual assaults against a girl in 2015, when he was in charge of a Christian teenagers’ group.
“I think parents should do this sort of thing more often,” says Guðný María Waage, who donated ISK 250,000 (EUR 2,145/USD 2,345) to the Landspítali neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in lieu of first birthday presents to her daughter.
A workplace psychologist, appointed by the Ministry for the Interior to investigate a policeman’s complaint against capital region police chief Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir, has concluded “beyond all doubt” that her behavior constituted abuse. It was not workplace bullying, however, but rather...
Elderly people are occupying some 100 beds at Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavík, when they should really be in nursing homes, the hospital’s director says.
Two weeks on from the first hearing in the Birna Brjánsdóttir murder case, the start of the trial has been delayed by a further fortnight.
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.