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Governor Ásgeir Jónsson’s Revolt

Iceland’s Central Bank has never been better equipped to ensure stability to serve the people, claims Governor Ásgeir Jónsson. With the merger of The Bank and F...

0.005% OF THE WORLD

0.005% OF THE WORLD At the end of September, there were 374,830 Icelanders, increasing 3,250 in the third quarter. There were 1,310 births, 580 deaths, and 2...

Árneshreppur

Árneshreppur There are 69 municipalities in Iceland. Of course, the most populous is Reykjavík, where a third of the population lives. The smallest populatio...

Djúpivogur is a hot spot

Djúpivogur is a hot spot According to official measurements, temperatures have only been measured six times above 30 ° C / 86 ° F in Iceland. The highest tem...

Westernmost part of Europe

Westernmost part of Europe Patreksfjörður in the Westfjords is the westernmost town in Europe. From Reykjavík it's 400 km / 240 mi to Patreksfjörður. About 2...

Welcome to Vopnafjörður

Welcome to Vopnafjörður Vopnafjörður is between Bakkafjörður and Héraðsflói in East Iceland, and in the village and the surrounding area in the fjord live ab...

Spooky houses

Spooky houses In the middle of the Cold War, in 1953, the Americans built a military base and radar station on Straumnesfjall, north of Aðalvík in Hornstrand...

Welcome to Bakkafjörður

Welcome to Bakkafjörður You can not get further from Reykjavík than to Bakkafjörður, between Þistilfjörður and Vopnafjörður. The atmosphere in Bakkafjörður i...

A beautiful day

A beautiful day Iceland became a sovereign nation on December 1, 1918. The Danes recognised that we were a free state, but they would take care of foreign af...

A Special Relationship

Iceland and the Faroe Islands share strong cultural and business interests The Faroe Islands and Iceland have enjoyed a close relationship for decades. “It goe...

Connecting the Faroe Islands

Atlantic Airways sees growth opportunities in Iceland Atlantic Airways, the national carrier of the Faroe Islands celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2018, havi...

Seventy-year-old tradition

Seventy-year-old tradition Norwegians have been giving Icelanders a Christmas tree every year since 1951, or for seventy years. As it is always called, the O...

New government

New government The new government, which was announced at one o'clock today at Kjarvalsstaðir. It intends to prioritise two issues, the climate issue and pub...

In Althingi

In Althingi Parliamentary elections took place on September 25, and now, two months later, Althingi is convening for the first time. The former government co...

The Icelandic language

The Icelandic language The Icelandic Language Day is held every year today, 16 November, on the poet and scholar's Jónas Hallgrímsson (1807-1845) birthday. T...

Freyja, goddess of love and fertility

Freyja, goddess of love and fertility In March 2021, Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir, Minister of Justice, announced the purchase of a new patrol vessel for th...

Let’s talk about the weather

Let's talk about the weather Few nations are as preoccupied with the weather as Icelanders. And so it's good to know that the average temperature in Reykjaví...

Impassable roads in winter conditions

Impassable roads in winter conditions From 1 November, it is permitted to drive on studded winter tires. It is necessary since the weather has been relativel...

The energy exchange of the car fleet

The energy exchange of the car fleet Last month, 961 eco-friendly cars were sold in Iceland, while only 365 had a conventional fossil fuel engine. Of these, ...