Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre is situated by the Reykjavik Harbour.

International What Works summit begins today in Reykjavik

24 Apr 2017 The What Works Summit is held for the second time this year at Reykjavik's Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre. The summit, which explores how countries can turn economic growth into positive social outcomes and advance social progress in times of uncertainty, begins today.

Haraldur Ólafsson was put into Kópavogshæli aged three. It would become his home for 22 years.

"I didn't know my life could be any different" - interview with former resident of Kópavogshæli

14 Feb 2017 Haraldur Ólafsson was only three years old when he became a resident at Kópavogshæli home for the disabled in the greater Reykjavik area. It was to become his permanent home for the next 22 years. He never told anyone how miserable he was because he knew nobody would listen. "No one ever comforted me."

The idea of legalising pot is not popular among Icelanders.

Icelanders overwhelming against legalising cannabis

13 Apr 2016 Fewer than one in four Icelanders support the legalisation of cannabis for personal use, according to a new opinion poll by MMR

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square, Vatican City.

Most Icelanders happy with Pope Francis

31 Mar 2016 While 56% of Icelanders view the incumbent Pope positively, just 7% express a negative view. 37% have yet to form an opinion on Francis or declined to answer the question.

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