Sigurgeir Svanbergsson is not shy of difficult challenges and thinks the real key lies in the mindset.

Swam from the Westman Islands to Landeyjasandur for a good cause

26 Jul Sig­ur­geir Svan­bergs­son managed to swim from the Westman Islands to Landeyjasandur to raise money for the Association Barnaheill like he set out to do.

The woman used red paint when she was protesting outside the Russian embassy.

Arrested for painting "stop war" outside of the Russian embassy

22 Jul The police in Reykjavík arrested a ukranian woman for painting on the fence and on the pavement outside of the Russian Embassy at Túngata 24 yesterday.

The Central Bank of Iceland.

Inflation has reached 9.9%

22 Jul During the last twelve months the Customer Price Index (CPI) risen to 9.9% and the index without including properties is 7.5%. This is reported in the latest data from Statistics Iceland.

Edda Sif Pind Aradóttir, the managing director of Carbfix.

Carbfix gets the biggest EU grant any Icelandic company has been awarded

21 Jul The Icelandic company Car­bfix gets the highest EU grant any Icelandic company has been awarded from the EU Innovation Fund.The grant is 16 billion ISK and is for the development and building of Coda Terminal plant in Straumsvík. This will be the first plant of its sort in the world.

Willum Þór Þórsson the Minister of Health.

Wants to decriminalize small doses of drugs for drug addicts

20 Jul Will­um Þór Þórs­son the Minister of Health is proposing a bill that decriminalizes small doses of drugs that are clearly for personal use. A very similar bill put forth by the previous Minister of Health, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, did not make it into legislation last year.

Fortunately, the ordeal of the Icelandic journalist Valur Gunnarsson, wasn't as bad as he expected and the police even gave him a ride back home.

Stopped by the police in Odessa during curfew and some of his photos deleted

20 Jul The Icelandic journalist Valur Gunnarsson was stopped by an army police and taken to a guard post in the Ukranian city Odessa on Monday night. He says the whole ordeal ended well, because the Ukranian know that their only chance of surviving is to maintain the support of Western countries and that means keeping the goodwill of journalists in the country.

Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir is happy about Iceland topping the list again, and breaking the 90% glass ceiling.

Iceland at the top of the list

14 Jul Iceland tops the list for the thirteenth year in a row when it comes to gender equality according to the World Economic Forum.

NATO's headquarters in Brussels.

Ready to ratify Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO

5 Jul The Prime Ministers of Denmark, Iceland and Norway issued a joint statement saying that everything is ready for NATO to ratify Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO.

The Central Bank has been raising the key interest again and again this year to battle the all time high inflation. The consumer feels that battle in their mortgage payments going through the roof which leaves less money to spend on other things.

Less purchasing power in the coming months due to high mortgages

4 Jul With inflation at an all time high and the Central Bank raising the key interest rate up to 4.75% to try to cool the market and get the inflation down, Icelanders will have to pay a lot more into their mortgages every month than before.

People are in shock over the horrible shooting in the Danish Mall yesterday.

Icelanders in Copenhagen asked to let family know they're safe

4 Jul The Embassy of Iceland in Copenhagen has asked Icelanders in the city to contact their family and let them know they are safe.

50% increase in car sales from last year

1 Jul Sales of new cars is up 50% compared to the same time last year. There have 9,268 new cars been sold, but last year at the same time the number was 6,042.

Will online sales push through a change in the Icelandic state's alcohol monopoly?

1 Jul “My opinion is that online shopping with alcohol is something to celebrate because the system we have had regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages is outdated and doesn´t serve the needs of modern Iceland,” says Bjarni Benediktsson Minister of Finance in an interview with mbl.is.

Fyrsta framkvæmdalota borgarlínu kynntar -  borgarlína.

The first phase of City Line pushed back two years

30 Jun The first phase of the project City Line has pushed back two years and will be in two stages. In an updated schedule that was announced today, the line from Hamraborg to downtown will be ready in 2026 and the line from Ártúnshöfði to downtown will be ready a year later in 2027.

The Prime Minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, at the NATO Summit in Madrid in Spain yesterday.

Historical moment, but Turkey's demands were inappropriate

30 Jun Katrín Jakobsdóttir the Prime Minister of Iceland said it was a historical moment yesterday when Finland and Sweden made a pact with Turkey regarding their application to NATO.

Iceland's Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Strong reaction to Roe vs. Wade ruling from Iceland's Prime Minister

27 Jun Katrín Jakobsdóttir's comment in regard to the overthrowing of the US Supreme Court of Roe vs. Wade caught the attention of foreign media, especially in the United States.

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