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Published: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:25:37 GMT

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Air Hooligan Flies Again

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:08:00 GMT

An Icelander who gained brief internet fame due to his drunken antics on an airplane will be allowed back on Icelandair flights, albeit in the company of a chaperon.

Iceland to receive LGBT refugees from Africa

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:00:36 GMT

Iceland’s foreign and welfare ministers agreed to accept five LGBT refugees from Africa last year upon the recommendation of the Committee of Refugees and are now set to receive them. The refugees, who include one lesbian, will arrive in the North Atlantic nation from Uganda, Zimbabwe and Cameroon after each of the individuals made a […]

Swedish police warn subletters about prostitutes

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:00:31 GMT

Holidaying Swedes intending to rent their city properties out this summer have been advised to be wary of prostitutes. A survey last year revealed that some 37 per cent of Swedes travelled to a country house at some stage during the summer months, and a survey this March showed that around 43 per cent of […]

Þingvellir cliffs

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:13:59 GMT

Less Painful to Drop Capital Controls Quickly?

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:05:10 GMT

A new report claims that Iceland’s capital controls, imposed at the start of the financial crisis, should be removed quickly rather than slowly.

New Reykjavík Council Makes Promises

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:35:26 GMT

The new four-party majority coalition in the City of Reykjavík has formally set out its priorities.

Iceland and Greenland among Indian travellers’ new popular destinations

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:00:42 GMT

Indian holidaymakers are becoming increasingly more adventurous in their travels, with data showing that countries such as Iceland and Greenland are likely to receive a large rise in the number of tourists from the Subcontinent. A new trend report from internet search site Skyscanner showed that Indians are eager to escape the sweltering heat of […]

Daylight Robbery (KH)

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:53:00 GMT

Paying top dollar for top coffee is a two-way street.

Nearly All Pre-schools Set to Close in Strike Action

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:13:42 GMT

According to the figures I have pulled together, around 90 percent of pre-school classes across the whole country will close on 19th June.

Reykjavík 'Comedy Mayor' on US Book Tour

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 09:40:48 GMT

The outgoing mayor of Reykjavík is releasing a book in the USA and will embark on a speaking tour of the country.

Record Number of Icelandic Children at University

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:32:16 GMT

The University of Iceland’s annual Youth University began this week for the tenth summer running.

MoMA Buys Biophilia App

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 06:20:00 GMT

MoMA has acquired Björk’s Biophilia app which will become the first app featured at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art

Iceland Snubbed Over Whaling

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:52:00 GMT

Iceland was not amongst the countries invited to take part in a conference on the world's oceans, due to the continued practice of whale hunting.

Pig Farmers Cast Doubts On Chief Vet

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:22:00 GMT

A number of Icelandic pig farmers question whether or not the country's top veterinarian is qualified to judge whether or not pigs should be castrated without anaesthetic.

One Dead, One Missing As Rescue Search Continues

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:03:00 GMT

The search for two women who disappeared last Saturday has led to finding the body of one of them, but the other is still at large.

Meet Reykjavík's New Ruling Coalition

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:41:00 GMT

Reykjavík City Council's new ruling coalition was officially announced yesterday.

Swedish royals baptise Princess Leonore

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:00:09 GMT

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her husband Christopher O’Neill baptised their daughter, Princess Leonore, at Stockholm’s Drottningholm Palace on Sunday. Princess Leonore was born in New York three and a half months ago, but the royal couple opted to wait until Sunday, the one-year anniversary of their wedding, to officially christen their daughter at a […]

Mývatn in the winter?

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:19:40 GMT

Is it safe to drive to Lake Mývatn during November?


Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:10:51 GMT

Þingvellir last night, a view from Skálabrekka.

Icelandic Government Promises 90-Day Asylum Processing

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:08:23 GMT

A contract has been signed between the government and the Icelandic Red Cross to reduce the amount of time asylum seekers have to wait for a decision.

Helsinki locals shocked as elk rampages through city centre

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:00:27 GMT

Helsinki commuters received and early-morning surprise when they saw an elk running through the city centre during rush hour on Tuesday. The beast was first spotted at around 3:00 am, according to local police, who spent the early hours trying to catch the animal before the morning traffic hit. One witness, Matti Murtoniemi, explained that […]

Dead body on KLM plane was missing Norwegian teen

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:00:35 GMT

A dead body discovered in the undercarriage of a KLM plane at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam was a missing Norwegian teen, Dutch police have confirmed. Workers at the airport discovered the body on Thursday soon after the plane, which had flown from Sandefjord airport near the Norwegian town of Larvik, had landed. The Dutch gendarmeries […]

President Will Not Run Again

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:16:00 GMT

President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson will not run for office in 2016, leaving the presidency after two decades in power.

"Siggi Hacker" Charged With Multiple Fraud And Theft Counts

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:21:00 GMT

Sigurður Ingi Þórðarson, also known as "Siggi Hacker", will tomorrow arrive in Reykjanes District Court to face charges of embezzlement, fraud, and theft adding up to about 30 million ISK.

No Damages Awarded For Icelandic Pub Owner

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:09:00 GMT

The owner of two Icelandic pubs, Monte Carlo and Mónakó, will not be awarded damages for what he called "bullying and criminal activity" from city officials towards him.

Finnish legend Hyypia named Brighton and Hove manager

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:00:14 GMT

Finnish footballing legend Sami Hyypia has been named the new manager of English Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion. Hyypia, who was capped more than 100 times by his country, has signed a three-year deal with Brighton, the south coast club announced on Friday. The former defender, who played for Liverpool for nine years, said […]

Viking museum selling boats to the public

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:32:28 GMT

  Roskilde’s Viking Ship Museum is offering the public the chance to buy a Viking longboat via its online shop. Nordic Culture’s marketing director Anders Roge explained that the popularity of the Vikings is continuing to grow so they believe the opportunity to purchase an authentic Viking boat online is sure to be a great […]

Icelanders Show Interest In Muslim Society As Show Of Support

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:25:00 GMT

Many Icelanders have been in contact with the Muslim Society of Iceland to express an interest in joining, even though they are not necessarily Muslims themselves.

Icelandic EEZ Golden Redfish fishery certified

Fri, 02 May 2014 00:00:00 GMT

An independent certification committee of Global Trust/SAI Global awarded the certification in accaordance with ISO65 accredited system.

Further Development of Icelandic Responsible Fisheries Certification

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:23:52 GMT

The Iceland Responsible Fisheries Foundation have taken the decision to have further emphasis placed on the Icelandic Responsible Fisheries Management Specification, a document that has until now been used as a guide to the fishery assessments.

Meet us at the seafood show in Brussels 6-8 May

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT

The Iceland Responsible Fisheries programme invites buyers of seafood from Iceland and other stakeholders to visit booth number 834 in Hall 6. More than 30 companies from Iceland participate this year. The Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture will visit the show.

Harvest control rule adopted for Golden redfish

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT

The management strategy for Golden redfish (Sebastes marinus) is to maintain the exploitation rate at the rate which is consistent with the precautionary approach and that generates maximum sustainable yield (MSY) in the long term.

Growing interest in the US market and the show in Boston

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT

More than twenty companies from Iceland are participating at the Seafood Expo and Seafood Processing North America in Boston 16-18 March.

Let's meet in Boston 16-18 March

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:41:53 GMT

We invite you to meet the Iceland Responsible Fisheries team at the Seafood Processing North America in Boston 16-18 March, stand #673.

Chain of Custody Procedure: Haddock and Saithe Fisheries

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Companies that intend to use the certification for marketing purposes need to apply for chain of custody certification and permission to use the certification mark.

Icelandic Bacalao in Spain and Portugal

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:41:18 GMT

Icelandic companies producing and selling salted fish products have joined together in a market initiative that promotes the quality of products produced from fresh fish that is sustainably sourced from Icelandic waters. In our promotion we have used a little Icelandic house called Eldhús, which is Icelandic for "kitchen".

Icelandic haddock and saithe fisheries certified

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:27:00 GMT

The certification that confirms responsible fisheries management and good treatment of marine resources, serves to promote access for Icelandic haddock and saithe products in the most demanding international markets.

Iceland participates in Seafood Barcelona 22-24 October

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Icelandic companies producing and selling salted fish products have joined together in promoting the quality of products produced from fresh fish sustainably sourced in Icelandic under the slogan "Taste and share the secret of Icelandic Bacalao".