Icelandic PM in Live Interview When Earthquake Hits

10:03 GMT Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir was in the middle of a live interview with Washington Post journalist David Ignatius when an earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hit Iceland Tuesday afternoon.

The office of the prime minister.

Will Iceland Get Off FATF’s Gray List Friday?

yesterday FATF will be holding a meeting Friday to determine whether to remove Iceland from its so-called ‘gray list.’

Jón Svavar Jósefsson and one of the rocks in the background.

Ran for Their Lives When Earthquake Hit

yesterday Jón Svavar Jósefsson, opera singer, and his girlfriend, Halldóra Björk, had to run for their lives yesterday when an earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hit the Reykjanes peninsula.

The map shows the source of the earthquake, 7 km west of Kleifarvatn lake.

Strongest Earthquake in 17 Years

yesterday An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hit the Reykjanes peninsula at 1:43 pm yesterday.

People waiting to be tested for the coronavirus in Reykjavík.

62 New Cases of COVID-19: Less than Half in Quarantine

20 Oct According to, 62 new domestic cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Iceland yesterday.

Firefighters at work in Akureyri, North Iceland.

Unusually Many Fire Victims in Iceland This Year

20 Oct A total of six people have lost their lives in fires in Iceland this year – the highest number this decade.

From World Class fitness center, Ögurhvarf. This part of the center will remain closed.

Fitness Centers Allowed to Reopen Against Doctor’s Advice

20 Oct New rules regarding disease prevention in Iceland take effect today.

All the shelves are now empty.

Mál og Menning Book Store Permanently Closed

19 Oct Most people who have visited Reykjavík are no doubt familiar with the Mál og Menning book store, at Laugavegur 18.

Reykjavík’s Empty Pools: Video

19 Oct Did you ever wonder what the swimming pools in Reykjavík look like these days, when closed?

The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management urges people in the capital area not to travel outside the area for the coming two to three weeks.

People Urged not to Leave Town; 2-M Rule Nationwide

19 Oct New rules regarding disease prevention in Iceland take effect tomorrow, October 20.

Some of the dolls on display.

Mom’s Dolls on Display in Ísafjörður

18 Oct An interesting exhibition of dolls from all over the world opened not long ago at Búðin, Ísafjörður.

The coast guard ship Ægir.

Converting Coast Guard Ship into Avalanche Museum?

17 Oct How about converting a coast guard ship into an avalanche museum with overnight accommodation and a restaurant?

Landspítali National University Hospital, Fossvogur.

One COVID-19-Related Death in Iceland

16 Oct One death from COVID-19 was announced on the website of Landspítali National University Hospital today.

From an ice cave in Vatnajökull glacier.

Limited Number of Tourists Allowed in Some Ice Caves

16 Oct A limited number of people will from now on be allowed to visit ice caves and to go glacier hiking within five areas in the southern part of Vatnajökull National Park.

Þórólfur Guðnason.

Unusually Many Test Positive at Border

15 Oct A total of 18 people tested positive for the coronavirus at Keflavík Iternational Airport yesterday.


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