Litla-Hraun, Iceland's largest prison.

Drug Use in Prisons Less than Ever

15 Apr 2020 We’ve hardly ever seen as little drug use in our prisons as these days.

Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir, left, and Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, at the press conference.

Some Restriction to be Lifted May 4

14 Apr 2020 At a press conference this afternoon, Minister of Health Svandís Svavarsdóttir announced the next steps to be taken in Iceland toward lifting restrictions on public gatherings.

Professor Sveinbjörn Gizurarson.

Vaccination is Our Only Hope

14 Apr 2020 “Our only hope of eradicating the coronavirus is if enough people develop an antibody.”

From Landspítali National University Hospital.

Ten Percent of Icelanders Have Been Tested for Coronavirus

14 Apr 2020 No fewer than 35,488 people have been tested for the novel coronavirus in Iceland.

Picking up 17 Tons of Medical Supplies

8 Apr 2020 An Icelandair aircraft took off this morning from Keflavík International Airport, headed for Shanghai, China, to pick up 17 tons of medical supplies.

There are not many tourists in Iceland right now.

US Citizens Encouraged to Return Home from Iceland

8 Apr 2020 The US Embassy in Iceland encourages all US citizens not prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period to return to the US.

Screenshot of the video that became an instant success.

Icelandic Pop Stars Sing ‘Let’s Travel Indoors’ - Video

8 Apr 2020 A group of nationally known Icelandic musicians released a music video last night, which became an instant success.

There is not much traffic in Reykjavík these days.

Icelandic Travel Industry in Serious Trouble

7 Apr 2020 Half of all companies in the Icelandic travel industry are in danger of going out of business if not enough is done to save them.

The Alvogen headquarters.

Shipment of Antimalarial Drug Has Arrived

7 Apr 2020 The 50,000 packages of Chloroquine, purchased from India by the pharmaceutical company Alvogen, arrived in Iceland yesterday.

Health care workers, boarding the Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter.

Healthcare Workers Sent to West Fjords

7 Apr 2020 “We have what we need for now,” Gylfi Ólafsson, CEO of Westfjords Healthcare Institute tells Morgunblaðið, speaking of healthcare workers who were sent to the West Fjords yesterday.

Icelandic Coast Guard ship Þór in Ísafjörður. The picture was taken in January.

Samples Transported in Severe Weather

6 Apr 2020 Severe weather hit every part of the country over the weekend.

Fifth COVID-19-Related Death in Iceland

6 Apr 2020 A man in his 60s died of COVID-19 at Landspítali National University Hospital yesterday.

COVID-19-Concerned Geese?

4 Apr 2020 A group of geese, spotted by readers of in Garðabær, south of Reykjavík, over the weekend, appears to be well informed about rules on public gathering and social distancing, imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anna Hallgrímsdóttir, enjoying the iPad.

Appreciates iPad at Age 102

3 Apr 2020 “I love being able to talk to people,” 102-year-old Anna Hallgrímsdóttir.

Icelandair Offers Customers Credit

3 Apr 2020 Icelandair Group is getting ready to adopt a new technical solution, enabling the airline to cancel flights scheduled farther ahead than has so far been possible.


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