Árni Finnsson calls Trump "a psychopath".

Trumps decision: "A great threat to Iceland"

1 Jun 2017 Director of the Icelandic Nature Conservation association, Árni Finnsson says that the decision announced by US President Donald Trump today is a great threat to Iceland. "The acidification of our oceans is very rapid and our fish is danger. I imagine that people within the fishing industry here will react very strongly."

The cod liver is available smoked, and not smoked.

Arctic “foie gras”

21 Apr 2017 “We describe our product as “Arctic foie gras”, says Guðmundur Davíðsson of iCan, producer of cod liver in cans. “In France people started to get to know cod liver when there came up problems with the production of foie gras. The cod liver could replace it in some ways.”

Fisheries are a vital part of the Icelandic economy.

Icelandic sailor‘s strike at an end

20 Feb 2017 Icelandic sailor's strike, which has lasted for weeks, ended yesterday. The effect of it has not only been visible in Icelandic society. Icelandic fish has been hard to come by in USA and Britain, and birds that thrive on the scraps from Icelandic trawlers are getting aggressive, evidently hungry.

Party leaders discussed matters over the weekend.

Still no clarity on who will form Iceland’s next government

29 Nov 2016 Three days after Iceland’s political parties were told by the President to sort out a new government for themselves, there is still no sign of formal coalition talks getting under way.

View on Iceland: Arctic Circle, Geothermal and Fish Products

17 Sep 2016 Once you finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

Tourism is the driving force behind Iceland's export growth.

Iceland export growth almost all down to tourism

17 Aug 2016 Tourism is almost entirely responsible for Iceland’s export growth over the past five years, with other sectors stagnating or contracting, a new study reveals.

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games get under way on Friday.

Icelandic cod powering Rio Olympic athletes

3 Aug 2016 Among the dishes to be served up in the athlete canteens at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be salted cod from Iceland.

PHOTOS: Sailors’ Day Reykjavik 2016

PHOTOS: Sailors’ Day Reykjavik 2016

6 Jun 2016 Sailors’ Day (Sjómannadagurinn in Icelandic) falls on the first Sunday of June and is a national day to honour especially all those who are involved in the country’s fisheries.

It’s Sailors’ Day this weekend - check it out!

2 Jun 2016 This Sunday is Sjómannadagurinn, meaning ‘sailors’ day’ or ‘seamen’s day’, in Iceland – and the weekend will be given over to festivities of various kinds throughout the country.

Minke whale meat being landed in Hafnarfjörður.

Tenth minke whale of 2016 Iceland season caught

1 Jun 2016 Two vessels have been hunting minke whales – the smallest of the large whales – since 25 April in the Faxaflói bay by the capital Reykjavik.

Vill framlengja innflutningsbannið

Russia PM wants to extend Iceland embargo to end 2017

30 May 2016 Russia has banned the importing of food from a great many Western countries in retaliation for sanctions against Russia for their action in Ukraine. Iceland was added to the list in August last year.

Fisheries are one of Iceland's most important industries.

Panama Papers revelations to hit Iceland fisheries next

27 Apr 2016 Just weeks after Iceland’s political class was rocked by an exposé of dealings in offshore tax havens, journalists at Reykjavik Media are now preparing to blow the whistle on the country’s powerful fisheries industry.

A Faroese ship landing fish in Iceland.

Iceland demands answers from Faroes on missing fish

30 Mar 2016 Faroese fishermen are accused of making off with thousands of tonnes of fish worth millions to the Icelandic processing industry, and Iceland wants answers.

Hvalur resumed whale hunting in 2009, after a 20-year gap.

Japan market forces halt to Iceland whaling

25 Feb 2016 Icelandic fisheries company Hvalur has announced it will be hunting no whales this summer – blaming the outdated Japanese market for the decision.

Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Iceland backs further EU Russia sanctions

21 Dec 2015 Iceland’s support of European Union (EU) sanctions against Russia remains unchanged, says Icelandic Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson.

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