Gunnþór Ingvason, managing director of Síldarvinnslan in Neskaupstaður.

Asked for Advice on How to Deceive Greenlanders

yesterday Among the 30,000 documents released by WikiLeaks this week on the dubious operation of Samherji, a leading Icelandic company in the fishing industry, in Namibia, is an email from another Icelandic fishing company, Síldarvinnslan in Neskaupstaður, asking Samherji directors for advice on how to deceive Greenlanders in order to obtain fishing rights and goodwill.

From left: Stefán Hrafn Magnússon, Jón H. Arnarson and Ingvar Garðarsson.

Drone for Herding Reindeer

14 Nov A prototype for a large drone, designed and made in Iceland, intended for herding reindeer in Greenland, is ready to fly.

Worry about Iceland’s Reputation

14 Nov Information published by WikiLeaks Tuesday night, suggesting dubious business practices in Namibia by Samherji, one of the leading companies in the Icelandic fishing industry, has shocked the Icelandic nation.

Myndskeið frá íþróttadeild

Four Men Rescued in West Fjords: Video

14 Nov A crew of four men was rescued late last night off the coast of Súgandafjörður fjord, the West Fjords, after their boat had stranded

Minister of Fisheries Kristján Þór Júlíusson.

Icelandic Minister Met Namibian Officials

13 Nov According to the whistleblower Jóhannes Stefánsson, Kristján Þór Júlíusson, who now serves as Iceland’s minister of fisheries, briefly met three men in 2014, when he was minister of health, who, in exchange for bribes, were working on providing the Icelandic company Samherji fishing quotas in Namibia.

Screenshot from the news program Kveikur, broadcast last night on RÚV, showing Samherji CEO Þorsteinn Már Baldvinsson.

Bribes in Exchange for Fishing Quotas

13 Nov Companies owned by Samherji are reported to have paid hundreds of millions of Icelandic krónur in bribes to obtain access to Namibia’s fishing quotas.

WikiLeaks Releases 30,000 Documents on Icelandic Company in Namibia

13 Nov WikiLeaks has published more than 30,000 documents from whistleblower Jóhannes Stefánsson, former managing director of operations in Namibia for Samherji, one of the leading companies in the Icelandic fish industry.

Þorsteinn Már Baldvinsson, CEO of Samherji.

Icelandic Operation in Namibia under Scrutiny

12 Nov Samherji, a leading seafood company in Iceland with numerous operations abroad, has hired an international law firm to assist in the investigation of its operations in Africa.

“They Are Part of Our History”

12 Nov The 700 manuscripts, written in Iceland in the Middle Ages, that used to be part of the collection of Icelandic manuscript collector Árni Magnússon (1663-1730), are to remain at the Arnamagnæan Institute at the University of Copenhagen.

A screenshot from Sigurður Sigurbjörnsson's video.

Close Call on Reynisfjara Beach: Video

12 Nov A Chinese man in his thirties is lucky to be alive after being caught in a wave on Reynisfjara beach, South Iceland, yesterday.

From Play's press conference.

Play Plans to Expand Fast

11 Nov The new Icelandic airline Play plans to expand its fleet of aircraft considerably, come this spring.

Klifbrekkufossar waterfalls

Never-Ending Waterfalls: Impressive Video

11 Nov Klifbrekkufossar waterfalls are among the treasures of East Iceland.

Laugardalslaug swimming pool is closed today.

Hot Water Shortage in Parts of Reykjavík Today

11 Nov Due to a hot water main being connected, the Laugardalslaug swimming pool in Reykjavík is closed today.

Tuula Hyvärinen.

Survived Two Plane Crashes in a Single Day

10 Nov Tuula Hyvärinen, a Finnish woman, survived two plane crashes in Iceland in a single day.

Stunning Marine Life Pictures Made Accessible

9 Nov A new website,, offers a vast collection of pictures of marine life in Icelandic waters.




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