Police Dogs Attend Training in North Iceland

Icelandic police are currently training a new generation of sniffer dogs, RÚV reports. While there are currently seven detection dogs in use across the country, many of them are approaching [...]

Plover, Bearer of Spring, Has Arrived in Iceland

A golden plover, traditionally believed to announce the arrival of spring in Iceland, was spotted in Stokkseyri on March 28, Vísir reports. The migratory bird’s return to Icelandic shores is a [...]

Government and Unions Respond to WOW air Bankruptcy

The Icelandic government will allocate an additional ISK 80 million ($652,000/€580,000) to the Directorate of Labour in order to help the institution respond to the mass layoffs that have [...]

WOW Flight Attendants Turn Back to Nursing

Vísir reports that many trained nurses who were laid off this week by WOW air have already inquired about work at hospitals. Anna Sigrún Baldursdóttir, assistant to the National University [...]

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In Focus: Tourism Industry Strikes

Since the banking collapse just over ten years ago, Iceland has largely pulled itself back from the brink thanks to a tourism boom. So it’s a great irony that many of the lowest-paid individuals [...]

Icelandair Explains Steep Price Hikes Following WOW Closure

Icelandair issued a statement assuring customers that no price changes were going into effect due to WOW air’s closure. Stundin reported, however, that the airline’s ticket prices have risen [...]

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Russian Bombers Re-Enter NATO Airspace Near Iceland

Two Russian bombers flew into the NATO airspace surveillance area near Iceland late on Wednesday night. According to a press release issued by the Icelandic Coast Guard, the two planes neither [...]

Sigur Rós Charged with Tax Fraud

Four members of experimental rock band Sigur Rós have been charged with tax evasion, RÚV reports. Georg Holm, Kjartan Sveinsson, Orri Páll Dýrason, and frontman Jón Þór Birgisson (‘Jónsi’) have [...]

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