A receipt for the 250 MP5 submachine guns delivered to the Icelandic Coast Guard is yet to be received and therefore the guns have not been cleared by customs and remain sealed in the storage of the Icelandic Coast Guard at Keflavík International Airport.
Over 9,000 people have signed a petition on Petitions24.com to stop pickup artist Julien Blanc from visiting Iceland next year to give a lecture on how to seduce women.
Sigurjón Þ. Árnason, former CEO of Landsbanki, was sentenced to 12 months in prison by Reykjavík District Court earlier this morning for market manipulation between November 1, 2007 and October 3, 2008.
The police are continuing to investigate the incident in Akureyri, North Iceland, last week where a Molotov cocktail was thrown at an empty vehicle outside the home of an employee of the District Commissioner’s Office early in the morning of November 12.
So far this year 58 pairs of twins were born at Landspítali National University Hospital in Reykjavík. From January to November in 2013, 49 twins were born at the hospital, so the increase measures 18.4 percent between years.
Approximately 800 people gathered on Austurvöllur square in front of the Icelandic parliament yesterday to protest against the government and specifically Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir. This is the third Monday in a row that a demonstration takes place on Austurvöllur.
The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police stopped a 17-year-old driver on Reykjanesbraut highway in Reykjavík late last night speeding at 196 km per hour (121 miles per hour), which is more than double the speed limit of 80 km per hour.
Senior police officer in Selfoss Oddur Árnason stated on Friday that emergency services were very surprised to find the man, whose car a witness saw run into Öxará river in Selfoss the previous evening, alive.
Doctors working at healthcare centers in Reykjavík and surrounding communities, at healthcare institutions outside the capital area and at Landspítali National University Hospital’s research, women’s and children’s wards started striking at midnight and will not resume work until midnight...
The Supreme Court of Iceland confirmed on Thursday a six-year prison sentence over a man found guilty of having committed sexual violations against his mother-in-law. He was found to have taken advantage of her mental disability and forced her into having intercourse with him.
The driver of the car whose car ran off the road and into Ölfusá river in Selfoss, South Iceland, last night, has been found alive.
Up to 100 people, search and rescue volunteers, police officers and firefighters, took part in a search for a vehicle a witness observed running into the Ölfusá river in Selfoss, South Iceland, between 10 and 11 last night. They searched through the night but with no luck.
The Icelandic Customs authorities seized 154 weapons in the first nine months of the year, according to an announcement posted on its website today.
Two men were arrested in Akureyri, North Iceland, today on suspicion of having thrown a gas bomb, or a Molotov cocktail, at a vacant vehicle outside a private home at 4:30 this morning. Yesterday evening, a masked individual tried to break into the house.
Around 1,500 people gathered in Austurvöllur square in front of Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament, yesterday evening to protest the government’s actions. The state of the healthcare system was at the top of protesters’ agenda.
Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir and Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson broke ground in a ceremony to mark the commencement of expansions at Reykjavík Airport on Friday. The airport is being expanded to accommodate a larger air traffic control center, run by Isavia.
The third Reykjavík Multicultural Congress ‘Let’s Talk' will take place at Reykjavík City Hall next Saturday, November 15, from 10 am to 3 pm alongside elections for representatives to the Multicultural Council of Reykjavík.
Another anti-government protest is planned outside Alþingi, Iceland’s parliament, from 5 pm to 7 pm on Monday. Around 2,700 people have stated their intention to attend on Facebook.
There will no longer be an ambulance in the villages of Kópasker and Raufarhöfn on Melrakkaslétta peninsula if plans to cut costs go ahead.
The City of Reykjavík’s school and recreation committee approved on Wednesday a change in the rules which would allow children without Icelandic social security numbers or a legal registered address in the capital to go to kindergarten.
Between 40 and 50 foreign tourists of the close to one million who have visited Iceland so far this year have passed away during their trip.
Reykjavík District Court found no evidence that human trafficking was involved in the suspected cases of purchasing sex reported yesterday, which is currently being handled by the court.
The heads of the Reykjavík police and the Icelandic Coast Guard met with the Judicial Affairs and Education Committee of the Icelandic Parliament yesterday to answer questions about the import of roughly 300 submachine guns from Norway.
Forty individuals have been accused of purchasing sex. According to the website of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions, if convicted, the accused face fines or imprisonment of up to one year.