Róbert Wessmann, CEO and founder of Alvotech.

Icelandic Biopharmaceutical Company Alvotech Signs Huge Contract with Teva

6 Aug A collaboration agreement, one of the largest business contracts ever made with an Icelandic company, has been signed between the Icelandic biopharmaceutical company Alvotech and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

Bleak Outlook for Icelandic in Outlook

29 May Microsoft has announced that it will no longer offer an Icelandic version of the Outlook app for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) at the end of June.

Fifth COVID-19-Related Death in Iceland

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

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.

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.

Chief Superintendent Víðir Reynisson.

App to Trace Movements of Infected Icelanders

25 Mar An app, intended to help health officials trace paths of COVID-19 infection and easily reach those who have been exposed to the virus, will likely be launched in Iceland early next week.

Countries with clean energy are being looked at as a potential site for the computer.

Will British Supercomputer Be Housed in Iceland?

18 Feb Because of its clean energy sources, Iceland is a potential site for a supercomputer to be built for the Met Office – the UK’s national weather service - 2022-2032.

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.


Bird Drone of Interest to US Investors

23 Sep 2019 The Icelandic company Flygildi has since 2012 been developing a drone in the shape of a bird.

From left: Árni Harðarson, assistant director of Alvogen and board member of Alvotech, Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, minister of tourism, industry and innovation , Sigurður Hannesson, CEO of the Federation of Icelandic Industries, and Pétur Óskarsson, director of Promote Iceland.

Website to Attract Foreign Experts

5 Sep 2019 A new website, meant to facilitate the relocation process for foreign experts wishing to work in Iceland, was launched Tuesday.

From the museum.

Tourists Take Part in Bloody Battle in Skagafjörður

3 Aug 2019 For the past month and a half, tourists have enjoyed taking part in a bloody battle in Skagafjörður, North Iceland.

VIDEO: A drone homage to Iceland, land of water and light

13 Dec 2016 Iceland Monitor reader David Leiter has kindly sent us this spectacular video featuring drone footage of some of Iceland’s most beautiful natural landscapes.

Icelandair and WOW air ban the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

17 Oct 2016 Both of Iceland’s main international airlines have now banned Sam­sung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones on board their aircraft, following a number case of the phones overheating and exploding.

One in 5 of entire population of Iceland has played Pokémon GO

13 Sep 2016 Just under half of all Icelanders aged 18-29 have tried their hand at the hit smartphone reality game Pokémon GO, according to a new survey.

Iceland’s Euro 2016 Viking Clap to feature in FIFA 17 game

13 Sep 2016 EA Sports, the game developer behind the massively popular FIFA football computer game series, has announced that FIFA 17 will include the HÚ! Viking clap made famous by the Icelandic football team at Euro 2016.


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