Júlíus Vífill Ingvarsson.

Former city council member faces charges

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A former Reykjavík City council member for the Independence Party, Júlíus Vífill Ingvarsson, has been charged with money laundering.

Mapping Icelandic groups abroad

12:37 GMT A Facebook group with 5,800 members, aimed at uniting Icelanders abroad, was established two years ago.

Rescue effort well underway.

Bottlenose whale rescued from Engey

11:01 GMT Numerous people took part in rescuing a stranded bottlenose whale from Engey island, near Reykjavík, yesterday afternoon.

Essential info about Reykjavík Marathon

10:14 GMT The Islandsbanki Reykjavík Marathon takes place tomorrow, August 18 for the 35th time, starting at 8:40 am in Lækjargata.

Jökull Júlíusson er andlit herferðar World Wild Life.

Kaleo’s frontman lends his voice to WWF

09:04 GMT Jökull Júlíusson, also known as JJ, vocalist/songwriter of the Icelandic rock/blues band Kaleo is collaborating with the World Wildlife Fund in a video series.

Steypuvinnu við Ölfusárbrú er nú lokið á undan áætlun.

Ölfusá Bridge to reopen at noon

08:27 GMT The bridge over Ölfusá river, by Selfoss, South Iceland, is scheduled to reopen at noon today, three days ahead of schedule.

Þingvallavegur road to reopen in autumn

yesterday, 18:30 GMT Roadwork on Þingvallavegur in Þingvellir National Park is progressing well.

Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, minister for the environment and natural resources.

Environment minister doubts whaling is sustainable

yesterday, 15:20 GMT Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, minister for the environment and natural resources, is not convinced of the sustainability of whaling in Icelandic waters.

Sigur Rós in concert.

Assets of Sigur Rós remain frozen

yesterday The Reykjavík District Court has rejected the demand by members of the Icelandic avant-rock band Sigur Rós to nullify a decision to freeze their assets as a security toward taxes due in the amount of ISK 800 million.

The environmental minister recommends limiting the use of herbicides as much as possible.

Use of glyphosate ‘undesirable,’ says environment minister

yesterday “As a cautionary note, the use of glyphosate is undesirable, in my view.”

The Directorate of Immigration.

Fewer people apply for international protection

yesterday So far this year, the number of people applying for international protection in Iceland is down from last year.

From the entrance to Hvalfjörður Tunnel.

New tunnel under Hvalfjörður recommended

yesterday Options are being weighed regarding a new tunnel under Hvalfjörður fjord.

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Serious case of off-road driving

15 Aug A most serious case of off-road driving was discovered at noon, yesterday, in the Fjallabak Nature Reserve, the central Icelandic highlands.

Fearing ‘unprecedented surveillance society’

15 Aug The SA Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise has publicly opposed a draft bill that is being prepared by the Ministry of Industries and Innovation.

“Some call them 'tourists' warts.'”

‘Tourists’ warts’ cause soil erosion

15 Aug “Some call them ‘tourists’ warts.’ That tells you something,” tour guide Árni Tryggvason states.

More than 300 events are scheduled for Culture Night.

Culture Night this Saturday

15 Aug Culture Night 2018 will be held for the 23rd time on August 18, the birthday of Reykjavík City.

Exchange rates

USD USD 108.06 EUR EUR 123.00
GBP GBP 137.28 DKK DKK 16.49
NOK NOK 12.71 SEK SEK 11.74
CHF CHF 108.41 JPY JPY 0.98
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.

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Exchange rates

USD USD 108.06 EUR EUR 123.00
GBP GBP 137.28 DKK DKK 16.49
NOK NOK 12.71 SEK SEK 11.74
CHF CHF 108.41 JPY JPY 0.98
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.