Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir, speaking to reporters this morning.

Iceland to Fully Lift Domestic COVID-19 Restrictions in Two Phases

yesterday COVID-19 restriction in Iceland will be lifted in two phases, the first one beginning at midnight.

From South Iceland yesterday.

Winter Arrives Suddenly: Numerous Cars Off the Road

18 Oct Winter’s sudden arrival in many parts of Iceland yesterday created problems for numerous drivers, who were caught by surprise.

The new hotel.

Reykjavík Edition Receives Its First Guests

16 Oct The newly constructed five-star hotel next to Harpa concert hall, The Reykjavík Edition, received its first guests Tuesday.

Guðmundur Felix Grétarsson.

Double-Arm Transplant Recipient Moves Fingers: Video

15 Oct The Icelandic man, Guðmundur Felix Grétarson, who in January became the first patient in the world to undergo transplant surgery of both arms and shoulders, posted a video on Facebook Wednesday, showing incredible progress.

Harpa concert hall and conference center.

Arctic Circle Assembly Opens Today

14 Oct The 2021 Arctic Circle Assembly opened today at Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík.

Archive photo.

Woman Dies in Apartment Fire in Hafnarfjörður

14 Oct A woman in her sixties died in a fire in an apartment building in Hafnarfjörður, just south of Reykjavík, overnight.


Pilot Whale Carcasses Transported by Þór

13 Oct The carcasses of 53 pilot whales, which beached October 2 in Melavík cove in the Strandir region of the West Fjords, were successfully transported on board the Icelandic Coast Guard ship Þór yesterday afternoon.

Bandidos Motorcycle Club Operates in Iceland

13 Oct The Icelandic police believe that the Bandidos Motorcycle Club has earned validation in Iceland from Bandidos MC in Sweden.

Coach Arnar Þór Viðarsson and assistant manager of the team, Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen, the two on the left in the photo, were not able to select all the players they wanted to be on the team.

Six National Soccer Team Members Accused of Offenses

13 Oct Morgunblaðið’s sources report that the coach of the Icelandic men’s national soccer team, Arnar Þór Viðarsson, was unable to select all the players he wanted to be on the team for recent games against Armenia and Liechtenstein.

Emergency Call from Emergency Room

12 Oct Nurses who work in Landspítali National University Hospital’s emergency room sent a statement to the media yesterday, in which they describe their worries regarding the current situation in the ER.

Birgir Jónsson, CEO of Play.

Play to Add Three New Scandinavian Destinations

12 Oct The Icelandic airline Play will offer service to three new destinations in Scandinavia next summer.

This picture was taken on board the bus. All the window panes were shattered.

Bus Driver Thanks Icelanders for Saving Her Life

11 Oct An American tourist, who was the driver of a small bus that was blown off the road near Dyrhólaey promontory, South Iceland, on Thursday, calls the empathy and helpfulness of Icelandic society unique.

From the Laugardalshöll sports center.

Event in Iceland Watched by Hundreds of Millions

8 Oct The 2021 League of Legends World Championship is taking place at Laugardalshöll sports center in Reykjavík these days.

From the scene of the accident. The passenger bus is white, on the far left.

Bus Accident in South Iceland

7 Oct A small passenger bus landed off Ring Road 1, near Dyrhólaey promontory, South Iceland, between 10 and 11 am this morning.

Búðará river in the spotlight.

Risk of Landslides in Seyðisfjörður Puts River in Spotlight

5 Oct The national police commissioner, in consultation with the East Iceland chief of police, decided yesterday to declare an alert phase in the town Seyðisfjörður, the East Fjords, due to a risk of landslides.




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