Reykjavík to Host European Film Awards

The 2020 European Film Awards will be held in Reykjavík. The Ministry of Culture announced the decision today in a press release on their website. Reykjavík was selected from among three cities [...]

Icelandic Literature in Spotlight at Polish Literary Fair

Icelandic authors are the guests of honour at a literary fair to take place in Gdansk March 29-31. Icelandic authors Hallgrímur Helgason, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, Einar Kárason, Elísabet [...]

Around 700 Workers Have Voted on Strike

Some 700 Efling Union members have voted on a planned hotel workers’ strike, RÚV reports. The proposed one-day strike would occur on March 8, applying to Efling Union members who work in [...]

Prime Minister Katrín Among World’s Most Influential Women

Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir is one of the 20 most influential women in the world, according to Australia’s CEO Magazine. The media outlet featured her in an list of “women around [...]

Unions Refer Wage Negotiations to State Mediator

Wage negotiations between the Federation of General and Special Workers in Iceland (SGS) and the Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise (SA) will continue under mediation, Vísir reports. SGS [...]

WOW air Fulfills Conditions for Purchase

WOW air has now fulfilled all conditions required for its purchase by Indigo Partners. Fréttablaðið reports that the two parties are now working to finalise the acquisition. The deadline for [...]

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon Closed Again

Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, a popular tourist site in South Iceland, has been closed to visitors. A notice on the Environmental Agency of Iceland’s website states the area has been damaged greatly by [...]

On the Record: Inside Iceland’s music studios

Long before outsiders looked to Iceland for the latest in music, Icelanders looked outward. Infatuated with American music, local groups in the 1950s and 1960s started jazz and rock groups that [...]

Asylum Seekers Protest at Keflavik Airport

Asylum seekers came together yesterday in the Departures Hall of Keflavík International Airport to protest deportations, RÚV reports. The protest was aimed at Icelandair, the only airline which [...]

Dispute Legality of Strike Vote

The Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise (SA) has called for Efling Union to stop collecting members’ votes on a proposed hotel workers’ strike set to take place on March 8. In a press release [...]

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