Man Falls While Hiking, Dies in Hospital

death-announcementsA man in his early thirties who went hiking in Mt. Helgafell by Hafnarfjörður outside Reykjavík yesterday morning was reported missing when he didn’t return in the afternoon. He was found seriously injured and taken to hospital where he passed away last night.

Continue reading

Popular Radio Host Faints on the Air

gettubeturLast night, a radio host at Rás 2, one of Iceland’s state run radio stations shocked listeners all across the country as she fainted during a live broadcast. She was in the middle of reading questions in an exciting match between two teams in Gettu betur, an annual quiz show in which Iceland’s colleges compete.

Continue reading

Toter Dichter sorgt für Polizeieinsatz

rvkpond-winter-dark_goJeder kennt Missverständnisse – und auch die Polizei wird manchmal wegen eines solchen gerufen. Gerade erst neulich, als ein aufgeregter Anruf einging, ein Mann säße bewegungslos auf einer Bank am Südufer des Reykjavíker Stadtteichs Tjörnin.

Continue reading

Reykjavík Prepares for Major Thaw

rvkpond-winter_psResidents of Reykjavík have been warned about the consequences of the current asahláka (“major thaw”) caused by plus degree temperatures and rain after all the snow and frost, which will result in slippery streets and sidewalks.

Continue reading

Glitnir Winding-Up Committee Sues Executives

jonasgeir_psThe winding-up committee of the defunct bank Glitnir has filed charges against former CEO of Glitnir Lárus Welding, the bank’s former board and former CEO, and later chairman of Baugur Group Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson because of a yielding loan of ISK 15 billion.

Continue reading