Iceland, Denmark, and Norway Collaborate to Lower Drug Prices

Iceland will collaborate with Danish and Norwegian authorities to aim to lower the cost of pharmaceutical drugs, RÚV reports. An agreement between the countries was signed in Reykjavík yesterday. [...]

Temperatures Up to 16°C Tomorrow on First Day of Summer

Sunshine and summer temperatures are expected tomorrow on Iceland’s national holiday known as Sumardagurinn fyrsti, or the First Day of Summer. The Icelandic Met Office forecasts temperatures as [...]

Union Members Approve Collective Agreements

Voting results are in for several collective agreements, Vísir reports. Members of Efling and VR unions, as well as members of unions belonging to the Federation of General and Special Workers [...]

President of Iceland Sends Condolences to Sri Lanka

  President of Iceland Guðni Th.  Jóhannesson sent his condolences yesterday to Maithripala Sirisena, the President of Sri Lanka, and the country’s residents due to the terrorist attacks [...]

Tourism, Consumption Main Culprits in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increase

The release of greenhouse gases increased in Iceland by 2% between 2016 and 2017 according to a new report by the The Environment Agency of Iceland, RÚV reports. Elva Rakel Jónsdóttir, a director [...]

Mysterious Illness Descends on Icelandic Horses

Horses have been falling ill recently in Iceland, Skessuhorn reports. According to Kristín Þórhallsdóttir, a veterinary physician in Laugaland, Borgarfjörður, the nature of the disease has not [...]

Purveyor of Baked Goods Forced to Raise Prices

Vilhjálmur Þorláksson, the manager of Gæðabakstur, one of Iceland’s biggest manufacturers of baked goods, says the company has been forced to raise their prices, Vísir reports. Vilhjálmur says [...]

A White, White Day to Premiere at Cannes

A White, White Day, the newest movie by director and screenwriter Hlynur Pálmason, has been chosen to participate in the Critics’ Week program at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, RÚV reports. [...]

Price Increases Threatened Pending Approval of Collective Agreements

Several Icelandic food companies have stated that they will increase the prices of their products if pending collective agreements are approved, RÚV reports. The proposed price increases have [...]

Duran Duran Returns to Iceland

Duran Duran will play a concert in Iceland in late June, RÚV reports. This will be the iconic band’s second time visiting Iceland—they last visited the country fourteen years ago, in 2005. Known [...]

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