The Alvogen headquarters.

Shipment of Antimalarial Drug Has Arrived

11:14 GMT The 50,000 packages of Chloroquine, purchased from India by the pharmaceutical company Alvogen, arrived in Iceland yesterday.

Health care workers, boarding the Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter.

Healthcare Workers Sent to West Fjords

09:51 GMT “We have what we need for now,” Gylfi Ólafsson, CEO of Westfjords Healthcare Institute tells Morgunblaðið, speaking of healthcare workers who were sent to the West Fjords yesterday.

Police Investigate Death of Woman in Hafnarfjörður

yesterday The body of a woman, about 60 years old, was discovered overnight by police in a home in Hafnarfjörður.

Icelandic Coast Guard ship Þór in Ísafjörður. The picture was taken in January.

Samples Transported in Severe Weather

yesterday Severe weather hit every part of the country over the weekend.

Fifth COVID-19-Related Death in Iceland

yesterday A man in his 60s died of COVID-19 at Landspítali National University Hospital yesterday.

Þingeyri in Dýrafjörður fjord.

Ring Road 2 to Open this Fall

5 Apr Later this year, a new Ring Road is scheduled to open in Iceland – Ring Road 2 in the West Fjords.

COVID-19-Concerned Geese?

4 Apr A group of geese, spotted by readers of in Garðabær, south of Reykjavík, over the weekend, appears to be well informed about rules on public gathering and social distancing, imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anna Hallgrímsdóttir, enjoying the iPad.

Appreciates iPad at Age 102

3 Apr “I love being able to talk to people,” 102-year-old Anna Hallgrímsdóttir.

Icelandair Offers Customers Credit

3 Apr Icelandair Group is getting ready to adopt a new technical solution, enabling the airline to cancel flights scheduled farther ahead than has so far been possible.

Two People Die of COVID-19 in Iceland

3 Apr Two more people have died of COVID-19 in Iceland, bringing the total number of deaths from the novel coronavirus to four in the country.

Miklabraut, Reykjavík, offering unusually good driving conditions for student drivers.

Ideal Time to Practice Driving

2 Apr What do you do when the streets are almost empty?

Some Criminal Plans May Have Been Canceled

2 Apr We reported recently that one of the Icelandic police departments posted a note on Facebook, kindly asking those who had been contemplating breaking the law to cancel all such plans.

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

‘Presidential Decree’ Prohibits Visits

2 Apr We’ve all had to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic and change our behavior accordingly – including Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and his family.

Passengers Claim Icelandair Lacks Customer Support

1 Apr Several disgruntled Icelandair passengers have contacted Iceland Monitor, either through Facebook or email, describing their futile efforts to contact the airline for credit or refund during these trying times.

Director of Health Alma Möller.

COVID-19-Tracing App to Be Launched Soon

1 Apr An app intended to help Icelandic health officials trace the origin of COVID-19 transmissions is ready to be launched.


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