The publication of Fréttablaðið has ceased

yesterday, 11:46 GMT The publication of Fréttablaðið will cease and the circulation of Hringbraut will stop. This was stated on Fréttablaðið’s website.

Magnús Aron Magnússon coming to court this morning. He has been charged with murder that took place in Barðavogur in Reykjavík 4th of July last year.

The Barðavogur case is now in court

two days ago A psychologist who conducted a psychiatric evaluation of the mental state and intelligence of Magnús Aron Magnússon, charged with killing Gylfi Bergmann Heimsson at Barðavogur in June last year, believes the defendant is on the autism spectrum or has developed a personality disorder.

The weather will not be good in the East Fjords today.

Orange weather alert in the northern part of East Fjords until midnight

two days ago An orange weather alert is in place in the northern part of the East Fjords until midnight today. Snowfall is expected with poor visibility, especially in the northern part of the region. Transportation disruptions are highly likely.

A number of cars were left behind last night by Pétursey.

50 tourists assisted in the South last night

29 Mar There was a significant problem for tourists due to the weather in South Iceland last night, but operations lasted until five o’clock last night.

Benediktsson, Jakobsdóttir and Jóhanns all hope that the inflation has peaked.

Hopefully a sign that the inflation has peaked

29 Mar Annual inflation is down below 10% and is now at 9.8% compared with 10.2% last month.

Jón Björn Hákonarson, the mayor of Fjarðarbyggð says the whole community is dealing with the situation together.

"We will tackle this together"

29 Mar The mayor of Fjarðabyggð says that the city’s operational authority is concerned about the weather that will soon be moving over the area, but a break in the weather has created a window to get supplies and such items to their destination. However, if things go wrong, the sea route will remain open. The community has banded together and is dealing with this major task with serenity.


Avalanche risk likely into the weekend

28 Mar An avalanche fell over a road at the tunnel entrance on the Norðfjörður side of Norðfjörður tunnel yesterday. The tunnel has been closed since yesterday due to the current snow danger. The weather forecast in the area is deteriorating from Wednesday, so we can’t expect the trials of the people of Norðfjörður, Seyðifjörður and Eskifjörður to be over.

It looks like March of 2023 is going in the history books as the coldest month of March in Reykjavík this century.

Coldest March in Reykjavík this century

28 Mar In the final days of March, it has become clear that it is going down in history books. It is by far the coldest March of this century in Reykjavík. Likewise, it has been the driest and sunniest.

The patrol vessel Þór. Photo from archives.

The patrol vessel Þór is now in Neskaupstaður

28 Mar The patrol vessel Þór has arrived in Neskaupstaður, but the crew tied up the mooring just before midnight last night. This is confirmed by Ásgeir Erlendsson, the information officer of the Icelandic Coast Guard.

Video showing the consequences of the avalanche

Video showing the consequences of the avalanche

27 Mar Footage sent to the media by ICE-SAR Landsbjörg rescue team this evening clearly shows the magnitude of the consequences that the avalanches that fell on the settlement of Neskaupstaður have had.

The avalanche hit houses and swept up cars.

An avalanche in Neskaupstaður

27 Mar “I woke up to the thunder and then I waited for the click. I knew what was about to happen,” says Karl Jóhann Birgisson, a resident of Hrafnsmýri in Neskaupstaður, after an avalanche hit his house at 7:30 this morning.

Alexandra Botez, Vassily Ivanchuk and Aryan Tari will participate in the Reykjavík Open chess tournaments that starts on Wednesday.

Record attendance in Reykjavík Open

27 Mar A record-breaking attendance will be at the Reykjavík Open, which begins in Harpa on Wednesday and lasts for two weeks until April 4. Participants include 34 Grandmasters, including Russian chess legend Vassily Ivanchuk, who has the highest ELO score of the participants in the tournament.

An avalanche fell in Neskaupstað.

Risk of avalanches in the East

27 Mar Due to heavy snowfall in Eastern Iceland in the past 24 hours, all people residing in the area are encouraged to stay at home.

The Prime Minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, was a guest on the Sunday magazine show Silfrið on RÚV national TV yesterday.

Propose increased taxes and spending cuts

27 Mar Increased taxes and government spending cuts are the main themes of a new budget approved by the government which will be submitted this week. The Prime Minister discussed the plan in the Sunday magazine TV show Silfrið on national television yesterday.

Two golden plovers were seen in Eyrarbakki and one in Sandgerði this week.

The harbinger of spring has arrived to "sing away the snow"

26 Mar The Golden plover has arrived in Iceland, but traditionally the bird is seen as the harbinger of spring and summer. This is confirmed by bird expert Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson at, with three golden plovers spotted in Eyrarbakki yesterday and one in Sandgerði.


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