Icelandic Skyr Cheaper Abroad Than in Iceland

Ísey brand skyr is cheaper in grocery stores in Finland and Britain than it is in Iceland, Vísir reports. But although some Icelandic consumers are crying foul, the Icelandic dairy cooperative MS [...]

Inmate Found Dead in Prison Cell

A man in his fifties was found dead in his cell at Litla-Hraun prison on Thursday morning, Vísir reports. There is currently no indication that the man’s death occurred under suspicious [...]

Over 6,500 Students Starting at Icelandic Universities this Fall

The academic year is underway again at most of Iceland’s universities. RÚV reports that just over 6,500 new students are embarking on college-level studies in the country this fall. Most of these [...]

“We don’t want Laugavegur to become a restaurant street”

City officials and restaurateurs are at odds about whether the ongoing expansion of the downtown shopping and dining district is actually good for businesses long-term, Vísir reports. On one [...]

Pride Parade Today!

Reykjavík Pride will reach its apex today with the annual Pride parade, RÚV reports. Several downtown streets will be closed for festivities from 10 am to 6 pm. The parade route will be different [...]

Mother Gives Birth In Ambulance En Route to Hospital

An expectant mother had an unexpectedly eventful ambulance ride to the hospital on Friday night, giving birth to her child on her way to the hospital, RÚV reports. The ambulance was transporting [...]

Divers Called Out to Search For Missing Belgian Tourist

Three divers from the Coast Guard’s special operations and bomb disposal services were called out on Thursday to continue the search for a Belgian tourist whose kayak and backpack were found in [...]

Icelander Cleared of Attempted Hijacking

An Icelandic man who tried to break into the cockpit of a passenger jet on its way to Keflavík on Thursday will shortly be allowed to return to Iceland and is not being charged with attempted [...]

Decreasing Student Numbers Present Operational Challenges

Many rural schools across Iceland have significantly fewer students than just a couple of decades ago, RÚV reports. Shrinking class sizes are proving a challenge when it comes to providing a [...]

Missing Belgian Believed to Be in Lake

An extensive search for a foreign tourist in his 40s did not bear fruit this weekend, RÚV reports. An unmanned boat and backpack found floating on Þingvallavatn lake in Southwest Iceland suggest [...]

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