Bolungarvík to Use Piglets for Weed Control

The village of Bolungarvík in Northwest Iceland welcomed its two newest residents last night: a pair of piglets. Vísir reports that the animals have been brought in with the hopes that they will [...]

“Icelanders know these changes from personal experience”

German president Frank-Walter Steinmeir accompanied Icelandic president Guðni Th. Jóhannesson on a visit to the Sólheimajökull glacier in South Iceland, where children and teens attending the [...]

Seal Pup Born at Reykjavík Zoo Raises Ethical Concerns

Kobba, one of two female seals that live at the Reykjavík Family Park and Zoo gave birth to a seal pup on Tuesday night, Vísir reports. While the pup, who has yet to be sexed by zoo staff, is [...]

Scent of an Island

For thousands of years, man has been extracting scent from plants for his pleasure and physical well-being. Despite this long history, Iceland has been lagging behind.

Sand Flies Accost Icelanders

Sand flies, also known as biting midge, have been accosting Icelanders earlier this spring than in past years, RÚV reports. The bugs are known to prey on humans and animals while they’re asleep, [...]

E. Coli Found in Icelandic Meat

E. coli was found in 30% of lamb samples and 11.5% of beef samples in a test carried out by the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST). The particular strain discovered is known as STEC, [...]

Residents of South Iceland Urged to Save Water

Several weeks of dry, sunny weather have put pressure on water supply systems in South Iceland, Vísir reports. Several municipalities in South Iceland have asked residents to avoid excessive use [...]

Iceland’s Second Warmest Spring

Locals and tourists across Iceland have been enjoying a particularly warm spring. The Icelandic Met Office reports that in Reykjavík, Akureyri (North Iceland), and Stykkishólmur (West Iceland), [...]

Icelandic Whaling Company Suspends Operations

Commercial whaling company Hvalur hf. will not be hunting whales this summer, Vísir reports. The reason the company cites for the decision is that permits required for whaling did not arrive [...]

New Disease Diagnosed in Icelandic Horses

The first cases of acquired equine polyneuropathy (AEP) have been confirmed in Icelandic horses. The disease first appeared in Scandinavia around 25 years ago, but has only now been confirmed in [...]

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