Category: Iceland

  • Efling members accepted the call to strike

    Efling members, who work in seven hotels in Reykjavík, accepted the union’s call for a strike. Voting ended at eight o’clock in the evening. Sólveig Anna Jónsdóttir, president of Efling, said that almost 66% voted for the strike proposal (124 people), 31% rejected it (58 people) and 7 people cast a blank vote. Only employees […]

  • Free Icelandic language courses for children in Blabla-skó

    Sponsored article For the first time in Iceland, the City of Reykjavik pays for Icelandic language courses and school support offered by the Blabla-skóli Academy for children from Poland, Ukraine and Venezuela! Free language courses for children are a big step in education and exceptional help! From January 2023, Icelandic language courses for children in […]

  • Another bad weather, canceled flights and closed roads

    Due to the further breakdown of the weather, a state of uncertainty was announced today, which applies in many places in the country. The coordination center of the civil defense agency was also activated and all domestic flights were cancelled. The yellow and orange weather alerts that have been posted will remain in effect until […]

  • Roads closed near Eyjafjöll, near Reynisfjall and Lyngdalsheiði

    Due to very bad weather conditions, the road under the Eyjafjöll mountain range from Markarfljót to Vík in Mýrdal was closed. The Reynisfjall road was also closed, as was Lyngdalsheiði. Almost all of the country has yellow or orange warnings today, which will remain in place until tomorrow. All domestic flights have been canceled today […]

  • Iceland on Iain’s list of favorite travel destinations

    Iain Glen gave mbl.is an interview via video call and was asked what his favorite country was, without hesitation he replied – “Iceland!”. Glen also says he appreciates the privilege of traveling and seeing the world through his job. “Traveling is eye-opening, but I often visit countries in a different way than a tourist because […]

  • Classic winter than in Iceland

    Travel in South East Iceland, South Iceland, Faxaflói and the Westfjords is not recommended until Tuesday morning. Orange weather alerts will go into effect tomorrow. “South of Greenland, a strong low has formed in the cold air from Newfoundland and is deepening rapidly,” said Elín Björk Jónasdóttir, a meteorologist at the Icelandic Meteorological Institute. “It’s […]

  • Street race of young drivers

    The collision happened in Seltjarnarnes yesterday at 12 o’clock at night on Norðurströnd. According to the traffic department of the capital area police, the driver of the other car is suspected to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and the matter will be investigated by the police. According to Vísir, the accident occurred […]

  • The state mediator is looking for a solution

    The collective agreement between Efling and SA expired on November 1, 2022. So far, no agreement has been reached on a new agreement. The dispute between the trade union Efling and the Confederation of Employers SA means that the members of the trade union Efling have not received a pay increase. Most of the remaining […]

  • Police safety vs tasers

    The Minister of Justice intends to introduce stun guns to the police, which are intended to increase the safety of police officers. The news causes a great stir among the public as well as in the parliament. However, the Police Association welcomed it. Meanwhile, in the pages of Vísir, there was an article about stun […]

  • The state mediator is not afraid of losing the trust of trade unions

    The state mediator is not afraid that he has lost the trust of the trade unions, despite the reaction to his offer of mediation in the dispute between the Efling trade union and the Confederation of Employers (SA). The proposal was made by a mediator, following unprecedentedly difficult negotiations. Efling refuses to submit electoral roll […]

  • The state mediator is not afraid of losing the trust of trade unions

    The state mediator is not afraid that he has lost the trust of the trade unions, despite the reaction to his offer of mediation in the dispute between the Efling trade union and the Confederation of Employers (SA). The proposal was made by a mediator, following unprecedentedly difficult negotiations. Efling refuses to submit electoral roll […]

  • The Ambassador of Iceland plays for the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity

    The Embassy of Iceland in Warsaw joins the 31st finals of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. During the Sunday final organized by the staff of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Iceland – Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, it will be possible to bid for a visit to the newly opened Embassy of Iceland […]

  • Three women honored by the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association

    Three women who have dedicated themselves to fighting for women’s rights for decades were honored during the 116th anniversary of the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, which was celebrated today in Iðnó, Reykjavík. The Women’s Rights Association honored three members for their contributions to women’s rights and the struggle of feminists in Iceland and around the […]

  • 49,000 Icelanders currently live abroad

    According to new figures from Statistics Iceland, nearly 49,000 Icelanders (13.2% of the population) have registered legal residence outside of Iceland. The most popular destinations are Denmark, Sweden and Norway. On January 25, the Statistical Office published data on the number of Icelandic citizens living abroad (as of December 1, 2022). According to these figures, […]

  • The monstrous beauty of Iceland in the film “Godland” by Hlynur Pálmason

    A young Danish pastor is sent on a mission to build a church and create a community in Iceland. This is how the film “Godland” by Hlynur Pálmason (creator of, among others, “Winter Brothers” and “White, White Day”) begins. Godland premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The audience gave him a standing ovation, and critics […]

  • The monstrous beauty of Iceland in the film “Godland” by Hlynur Pálmason

    A young Danish pastor is sent on a mission to build a church and create a community in Iceland. This is how the film “Godland” by Hlynur Pálmason (creator of, among others, “Winter Brothers” and “White, White Day”) begins. Godland premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The audience gave him a standing ovation, and critics […]

  • GOCC auctions for the fight against sepsis

    The auctions of the collected items will take place both on Saturday and Sunday. According to the requirements, they cannot be run on Facebook in the form of posts and comments. Below we publish explanations and information on how and where to bid. Where can I bid? Auctions will be held during Saturday’s events – […]

  • WOŚP Iceland – step by step

    In order not to get lost in the maze of events, we present where and when attractions related to this year’s Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity in Iceland will be available. Saturday, January 28, 2023 Run “Count with Diabetes” The run will start at 11:00. Start at the parking lot at the Vifilsstaðavatn lake. The […]