Robert Plant to Play Secret Solstice

British rock singer Robert Plant, of Led Zeppelin fame, will headline the sixth Secret Solstice festival, set to take place in Reykjavík this summer. He joins a line-up previously announced, [...]

South Coast Swimming Pools Closed Due to Hot Water Shortage

Swimming pools in Rangárvallasýsla district on the south coast have been closed due to frost and district heating in Þorlákshöfn is close to breaking point as hot water shortages due to severe [...]

Proposed Ban on Plastic Carrier Bags by 2021

A bill proposed in the Icelandic Parliament by Minister of Environment Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson will ban all plastic carrier bags by 2021. If the bill goes through, businesses will not be [...]

School Bus Collision on Single-Lane Bridge

No one was hurt in a collision on the bridge over Tungufljót river yesterday when a rental car collided with a school bus, but both cars are badly damaged. According to the school bus driver, the [...]

Social Media Manipulation a Threat to Democracy

The National Security Council of Iceland will discuss the manipulation of social media to influence elections at its next meeting, RÚV reports. Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir stated the issue [...]

Outdoor Palm Trees Coming to Reykjavík

Outdoor palm trees are part of the landscaping plan of a new neighbourhood set to be built in eastern Reykjavík, RÚV reports. The two trees, which will be housed in heated glass tubes, will be [...]

Record Hot Water Usage in Reykjavík

Cold weather in the Reykjavík capital area led to record hot water usage yesterday, according to Veitur Utilities. Residents consumed an average 16,000 tonnes of hot water per hour throughout the [...]

Travellers at Keflavík Airport to Drop Drastically in 2019

  The number of passengers at Keflavík International Airport is expected to drop by nearly one million this year. Isavia, the national airport and air navigation service provider of Iceland, [...]

Committee Approves Road Tolls Despite Chairman Dispute

The Environment and Communications Committee has approved a four-year transportation plan which calls for major infrastructure improvements around the country, Vísir reports. The construction [...]

Committee to Review Legitimacy of Minister’s Suspension

A priest has been on paid leave for one and a half year after having sexually harassed two women. A Ministry of Finance committee is now inspecting the legitimacy of the leave.

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