“Listen to young people on sexual abuse”
Ásmundur Einar Daðason, Minister of Education and Children, says it has taken too long to react to the voices of victims. Young people are the heralds of new times, and it is essential to listen to them.
06.10.2022 - 20:55
September was sunny
Only one previous September on record saw more hours of sunshine in Akureyri than last month—and there was the least rain in around 30 years. September was generally gentle and quite warm in all regions—despite the major storm at the end of the month.
06.10.2022 - 20:07
Both suspects remain in isolation
Reykjavík District Court today approved a request from the district prosecutor for the two men arrested on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack to remain in custody and isolation. Both their lawyers are appealing the decision to the Landsréttur appeals court.
06.10.2022 - 19:10
Paved road all the way to Borgarfjörður eystri
A significant milestone in Iceland’s transport history was passed two evenings ago, when the company Héraðsverk finished laying asphalt all the way to Borgarfjörður eystri. Locals and visitors can now drive from Egilsstaðir to Borgarfjörður eystri over paved roads.
06.10.2022 - 00:23
“Hopefully the last rate rise for now”
The Governor of the Central Bank of Iceland says he hopes this morning’s 0.25 percentage point interest rate hike will be the last for a while. The ball is now in the court of employment market stakeholders due to collective bargaining negotiations, and the government due to next year’s budget, he says.
05.10.2022 - 18:45
The arrested have previous history
Two women and one man are in custody over the fatal stabbing of a man in Ólafsfjörður, North Iceland, this weekend. They were moved to Reykjavík today.
04.10.2022 - 21:32
Mass aid station for refugees opens
The Red Cross has opened a mass aid station for refugees. The centre, on Borgartún in Reykjavík will particularly be used by people from Ukraine, it is anticipated.
04.10.2022 - 20:54
Weather warning
Yellow alerts in East Fjords and West Fjords
A yellow weather warning is in effect in the East Fjords where heavy rainfall has been observed overnight. The warning will be in effect until the end of the morning, but the precipitation should reduce as the day progresses. Yellow warnings have also been issued for the West Fjords and North West Iceland. 
04.10.2022 - 09:04
Tolls in the capital to cover costs of improvements
Plans have been made to introduce tolls in the capital area over the next two years. The Finance Minister plans to submit a bill to the Althing later this autumn. The tolls will fund transport improvements and reduce congestion and traffic jams on the roads during rush hour. 
04.10.2022 - 08:40
Many more people from Venezuela
Venezuelans make up half the number of applicants for international protection in Iceland so far this year—second only to Ukrainians, who make up a larger number of applicants than all other nationalities combined. Over 430 Venezuelans have received protection in Iceland this year.
03.10.2022 - 20:13
Man stabbed to death in North Iceland home
Northeast Iceland police are applying for extended custody for three of the four people arrested in Ólafsfjörður this morning, in connection to the case of man stabbed to death in the town.
03.10.2022 - 19:19
200 ponds of lava
The volume of lava created by the Meradalir volcanic eruption this summer is equivalent to 200-times the amount of water held in Tjörnin—Reykjavík city centre’s famous pond. This amount is less than one tenth the amount of lava produced in the eruption in the same area last year.
02.10.2022 - 12:41
Nobody willing to pay for medical flight from Spain
He must come home to Iceland, say the family of a man who has been at a hospital in Spain for over a month. His loved ones fear for his life and say they have hit a brick wall in their communications with Icelandic authorities, who are refusing to pay for a medical evacuation.
02.10.2022 - 11:52
"Stop returning refugee children to Greece"
Two children and their families are among the asylum seekers the Icelandic authorities are planning to send back to Greece. The Red Cross is calling for the children’s human rights to be respected and that the people not be deported.
01.10.2022 - 13:12
Further calls for climate emergency decree
Nine opposition MPs have submitted a parliamentary proposal for Alþingi to declare a climate emergency. They criticise the government for what they call its unclear policy and lack of ambition in climate matters. In other news, the environment minister has submitted a bill to prohibit searching for oil in Icelandic waters.
01.10.2022 - 12:14
Like watching money blow away
Grain farmers in the Eyjafjörður area watched last weekend as millions of krónur literally blew away in the form of wheat, barley, and other crops destroyed by the autumn storm. One farmer who lost half his harvest says the time has come to set up an insurance fund for Icelandic grain farmers.
30.09.2022 - 18:52
Whaling season finished
148 fin whales were hunted during this year's hunt, which ended yesterday, 100 days after it began.
30.09.2022 - 18:26
Prins Póló has died, aged 45
The musician Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson, often known as Prins Póló, has died at the age of 45. He was diagnosed with stage IV cancer in 2018.
29.09.2022 - 21:39
Terror investigation changes hands over family link
Yesterday, the state police chief informed the office of the state prosecutor of her decision to stand down from the investigation of the case of suspected preparation of a terrorist attack, it was revealed at a press conference today. It was also revealed that most of the weapons seized by police in the case were factory-made but later adapted.
29.09.2022 - 20:59
Flight disruption from two incidents
A suspected bomb on board prompted a cargo plane to divert to Keflavík last night—closing the airport to all traffic for around four hours in the process. In a separate incident, an Icelandair plane was damaged in an accident in London and remains there this evening, as police investigate.
29.09.2022 - 19:56
Inflation rate decreasing
The 12-month inflation rate has gone down between months and now stands at 9.3 percent, down from 9.7 percent last month. The rate peaked in July at 9.9 percent. The current inflation rate with housing excluded is seven percent.
28.09.2022 - 20:21
Major fire in Egilsstaðir
After the storm that wreaked havoc across East Iceland, a bad week for the region continues with this evening’s major fire at the Vaskur laundry service headquarters in Egilsstaðir. The fire is sending large clouds of acrid black smoke across the town.
28.09.2022 - 19:42
Capital bus fares to go up
A single adult fare on Strætó buses in the capital region will increase to 550 krónur from Saturday, the 1st October, the bus company announced online today.
27.09.2022 - 19:47
Íslandsbanki report still delayed
The state auditor’s office will not submit its long-anticipated report into the sale of state shares in Íslandsbanki before the end of this month, the state auditor, Guðmundur Björgvin Helgason, confirmed to RÚV this week.
27.09.2022 - 18:55
New breast clinic makes a big difference for women
The new breast clinic of Landspítali, located at Eiríksgata 5 in Reykjavík, has been officially opened. The facilities make a difference and offer all available treatments in one place, except for more extensive breast-related surgeries.
27.09.2022 - 16:31