Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon to Reopen Next Week

Popular tourist site Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon will reopen next week, RÚV reports. The canyon has been closed to visitors since February 27 in order to protect its flora, which had been damaged by a [...]

Ingvar E. Awarded Best Actor at Cannes Critics’ Week

Icelandic actor Ingvar E. Sigurðsson has been awarded the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award for his acting in Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur (A White, White Day) at Cannes International Critics’ [...]

Applications for Teachers’ Education Increase by 30%

The number of applications for graduate studies in preschool and primary school education at the University of Iceland has increased by 30% compared to the average over the last five years. A [...]

Klaustur Scandal Whistle-blower Must Delete Recordings

Bára Halldórsdóttir broke data protection laws when she recorded the conversation of six MPs at Klaustur Bar last November, according to the Data Protection Authority. RÚV reports that the [...]

German Police “Must Take Responsibility” in Infamous Icelandic Case

“The Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany [BKA] must shoulder its responsibility in the biggest legal scandal of Icelandic history,” according to German Member of Parliament Andrej Hunko. [...]

Centre Party Delays Vote on Third Energy Package

Centre Party MPs filibustered through the night to delay Parliament voting on the Third Energy Package, Vísir reports. A parliamentary session that began at 1.30pm yesterday was finally ended at [...]

Rejection of Student Visas on Basis of Nationality Overruled

  Iceland’s Immigration Appeals Board has ruled that the Directorate of Immigration was not permitted to deny visas to 50 would-be students from Bangladesh. RÚV reports that the Directorate [...]

Committee Proposes Eliminating Indefinite Fish Farming Licences

The majority of the Parliamentary Industrial Affairs Committee wants to change legislation on fish farm to make all licences temporary, RÚV reports. Current legislation allows the granting of [...]

Icelandic National Church to Neutralise Carbon Emissions

The Church Council of Iceland’s National Church has approved an extensive environmental action plan proposed at a synod (clergy conference) earlier this year, Vísir reports. The plan includes [...]

NASA to Test Mars Rover in Iceland

NASA will test the self-driving Mars Rover truck in Iceland this summer to prepare for the Mars 2020 mission. A prototype of the Rover will be tested in the Lambahraun lava field this July, north [...]

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