Domino’s Pizza Group Exits Icelandic Market

The British company Domino’s Pizza Group have decided to exit markets in Iceland, Sweden and Norway, RÚV reports. The company used to own Domino’s Pizza in the country but now intends to sell [...]

Industrial Hemp Production Discussed in Parliament

Þórdís Kolbrún R. Gylfadóttir, Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation of Iceland says she is willing to look into the possibility of reforming laws around hemp production for industrial use [...]

Iceland Faces Possible Grey Listing for Inadequate Money Laundering Policies

The Financial Action Task Force (on Money Laundering), or FAFT, is holding its annual meeting this week in Paris. There, representatives from 205 nations have convened to discuss nations who [...]

Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson wins Gramophone Artist of the Year Award

Icelandic pianist Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson won the coveted Artist of the Year award at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2019 last night, RÚV reports. Gramophone is a UK based classical music [...]

Akureyri Local Astounded by Dated Christmas Tree Tradition

Every year, the city of Akureyri puts up a Christmas tree on Ráðhústorg plaza. This year, Akureyri local Aðalheiður Ingadóttir invited the city to put up her tree, a sizable spruce from her [...]

Former President First to Contribute Voice Sample

This morning, former president Vigdís Finnbogadóttir became the first to contribute a voice sample to a project aiming to develop language technology tools for Icelandic. The project hopes to [...]

1,000 Tons of Cod-Equivalents Sold Away from Grímsey

All shares in the fishing company Sigurbjörn ehf. in Grímsey – Iceland’s northernmost inhabited island – have been sold, RÚV reports. The company has a fishing allowance of 1,000 cod-equivalents [...]

The Colourful Oddysey of Icelandic Wool Dyeing

The story behind Iceland’s vibrant wool traverses not just history, but that of national and personal identity.

North Iceland Municipality Develops Multicultural Policy

One fourth of Skútustaðahreppur municipality’s residents are foreign citizens, RÚV reports, compared to around 13% in Iceland’s overall population. It’s a recent demographic development driven by [...]

Reykjavík Receives Environmental Innovation Grant

The City of Reykjavík and Reykjavík Energy have received an ISK 160 million ($1.3m/€1.2m) grant from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Technological Development Programme. The grant [...]

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