09:59 GMTAround 1500 hotel rooms will be put into use in the space of the next two years. This is the same as 15 average sized city hotels. With each hotel room costing an average of 35 million ISK this investment is around 53 billion ISK.
yesterday Last night, lightning struck in Reykjavik accompanied by thunder. This is highly unusual in Iceland and especially in the month of December. The thunder and lightning were a sort of grand finale to yesterday's storm which has now subsided.
11 DecJodie Foster will direct, produce and star in the US remake of award winning Icelandic film Woman at War. Foster will play the role of Halla, played in the Icelandic version by Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir.
11 DecAll domestic flights have been down this morning due to the storm and delays have been on international flights at Keflavik International Airport. All flights to and frm Ísafjörður have been cancelled. Flights to Egilsstaðir and Akureyri may recommence this afternoon.
10 DecThe Reykjavik fire department and the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police are asking parents and guardians of younger children to pick them up after 4 pm today from school or after school activities instead of letting them walk by themselves due to the weather.
10 Dec Iceland Met Office has issued a yellow storm warning for the capital area today beginning at 5 pm and going onwards into the evening. People are urged to take great care and to secure loose objects outside.
8 DecA new manmade hot geothermal pool was opened at Langisandur beach by the town of Akranes in West Iceland today. The pool is called Guðlaug, which is both a woman's name or can mean "the pool of god."
7 DecNewspaper Stundin revealed today the identity of the person who made the recording at Klaustur bar of six MP's that has caused a scandal within Icelandic society. She's a disabled gay woman called Bára Halldórsdóttir who says she began recording when the MP's began to make loud crude comments about minority groups and women.
6 DecThe district attorney in Reykjavik has placed charges against a man for having in an "unscrupulous and serious manner" having placed his son in immense danger to his life by swinging him backwards and forwards over a balcony railing and threatening to drop him.
6 DecA yellow weather warning has been issued by the Iceland Met Office for many parts of Iceland today and there will be disruption to communications in some areas. The route no.1 beneath the Eyjafjöll mountains has been closed due to the storm.
5 Dec Iceland's Minister of Culture Lilja Alfreðsdóttir appeared on the Kastljós news programme tonight, speaking for the first time about her reaction to the comments made about her in bar conversation two weeks ago, recorded by a witness.