A parade on Sumardagurinn fyrsti, the first day of summer.

Happy Icelandic First Day of Summer!

For a long time after Iceland was settled the year was split into two seasons, winter and summer. The first day of summer is still celebrated in Iceland, and it’s today!

Sindri Þór Stefánsson escaped from Iceland on Wednesday morning taking a flight to Sweden.

Escaped prisoner was on same flight as Iceland's PM

The prisoner who escaped from the Sognið open prison was on the same flight out of Iceland as Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir. The PM was travelling to Sweden to meet with Nordic heads of state and the Indian Prime Minister.

Khaled Cairo leaving Reykjavik District Court today.

Man sentenced to 16 years for murder of woman in West Reykjavik in September

The Reykjavik District Court has sentenced Khaled Cairo to 16 years in prison for the murder of Sanita Brauna in September.

Danish rabbi Jair Melchior (second from the right).

Rabbi criticises ban on circumcision bill at circumcision conference in Reykjavik

"The matter is not a medical one. It's about the relationship between a minority and a majority," said Melchior who added that only 35- 40 Jews live in Iceland.

Sindri Þór Stefánsson.

Prisoner escaped to Sweden

The prisoner who escaped from Sognið prison last night has escaped from Iceland. This has been confirmed by police to mbl.is. The prisoner left on a flight to Sweden at 07.34 this morning.

The school in question.

Police called as student threatens to shoot at school in a Facebook status update

The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police apprehended a student at Fjölbrautarskólinn við Ármúla, a college in central Reykjavik this morning. The reason was that the student had written a Facebook status that stated, "One like and I'll shoot up my school."

Whaling vessels Hvalur 8 and Hvalur 9 docked at Reykjavik harbour.

Whaling in Iceland recommences and byproducts used for medical purposes

Whaling has recommenced in Iceland and whaling company Hvalur hf has permission to hunt 161 fin whales this summer as well as using 20% of last year's quota. Hvalur hf. is working in cooperation with scientists at the Innovation Center in Iceland and the University of Iceland to use whale byproducts for medicinal use.

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