News from Iceland


mbl.is,   18 June 2024 6:30 PM
The Sports Hall in Grindavík will be demolished
The town council of Grindavík has authorized the director of the Department of Planning and Environment to begin preparation work for the demolition of the multi-purpose Sports Hall Hópur in Grindavík. more


Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV),       18 June 2024 4:12 PM
RÚV English Radio - THE WEEK IN ICELAND: 17 JUNE, WHALING, PARKING, KRINGLAN, ERUPTIONS

Darren is joined by his RÚV colleague Alexander Kristjánsson to look back on this year's 17 June celebrations, the motion of no confidence in the Food Minister over the whaling licence, parking charges at domestic airports, the fire at the Kringlan mall, and the eruption that continues to bubble away.
Hit the play arrow below to hear the show.

RÚV English Radio covers everything Icelandic - news, culture, music, […] more


Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV),       18 June 2024 1:21 PM
Airport charging regime does not start on time

Drivers were not hit with new parking charges at the airports in Egilsstaðir, Akureyri and Reykjavík this morning, as had been planned.
According to information from airport operator ISAVIA, the delays are due to incomplete parts of the "backend" of the accounting system.
However, the reprieve won't last for long - it is expected that drivers will be stung by the new fees by tomorrow or the day after.

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Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV),       18 June 2024 1:00 PM
Centre Party submits vote of no confidence in Minister of Food

The Centre Party's parliamentary group is submitting a motion of no confidence in Food Minister Bjarkey Olsen Gunnarsdóttir today.
This is confirmed by Bergthór Ólason, the chair of the Centre Party. Last week, Bergthór said that Bjarkey had not followed the rules governing the speed of proceedings, and had delayed the issuing of a whaling license for four and a half months. However, in his opinion, the legality of the hunting was clear from the […] more


The neo-nazi organization Norðurvígi or Northern Front is the Icelandic part of the Nordic Resistance Movement, NRM. The US government has defined the Nordic resistance movement, or the neo-Nazi group Norðurvígi or Northern Front, as the movement is known in Iceland, as a terrorist organization. more


Carbon sequestration firm Running Tide recently announced it will be shutting down its global operations. Before its closure, the company had attracted major investors, including Microsoft and Shopify. The consequences are as of yet unclear for Iceland, where the company had a major base of operation. The story was first reported by Heimildin, which outlined […] more


Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV),       18 June 2024 10:44 AM
Sixteen receive Order of the Falcon

The President of Iceland honoured sixteen Icelanders with the Icelandic Order of the Falcon, at a ceremony in Bessastaðir yesterday, Iceland's national day.
Each of the sixteen were awarded the Knight's Cross, one of the five degrees of the Order of the Falcon.
Those in receipt of the honour yesterday are:
Dísella Lárusdóttir opera singer, for contribution to singing.

Eiríkur Jónsson, […] more


Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV),       18 June 2024 10:31 AM
Three burglaries last night

Three burglaries are being investigated by capital area police after last night, and it is not yet known if they are related.
According to the police announcement, a commercial building in the city centre was broken into at 3am - but there was no activity in the building.
A little over an hour later, a report was received that a window of a residential building in the same area had been damaged. It is not known if thieves got away with anything […] more