Category: Iceland

  • Will compensate Íslandshotel for any damages

    At its meeting yesterday, the Employers’ Confederation (SA) confirmed its full support for Íslandsshótel due to the strike action, which is organized by Efling and mainly targets the hotel chain. SA support includes e.g. such an arrangement that the Confederation’s Labor Dispute Fund will be entitled to pay Íslandshotels any damages resulting from work stoppages […]

  • Unions Efling vs. SA, still no agreement

    In the morning, at the headquarters of the government mediator on Borgartún Street, a new negotiating meeting between representatives of Efling unions and the Icelandic Confederation of Employers / SA took place today. Prior to the meeting, Sólveig Anna told a news agency that the negotiations were based primarily on “the stubbornness of the Employers’ […]

  • Efling approved the vote on the hotel workers’ strike

    Efling’s negotiating committee approved the strike announcement at the Íslandshótel hotel chain. Members can vote on the strike from tomorrow noon (Tuesday). The strike at Íslandshotel is reportedly the first step in the union’s plan to call for strike action, after Efling broke off negotiations with SA on January 10. The following hotels are listed: […]

  • 50 years since the Heimaey eruption

    The history of great events is worth remembering and drawing as many conclusions as possible from them. Such a case is the volcanic eruption on the island of Heimaey in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago, which began half a century ago, on the night of January 23, 1973. It’s still amazing that no one died then. The […]

  • Again a little armageddon at the airport in Keflavik

    As reported by mbl.is, strong winds and heavy snowfall caused significant difficulties for travelers. While most international flights were canceled or delayed, eight flights from North America were on their way to Keflavík when the weather took a turn for the worse. Passengers from seven flights spent six hours or more in their planes because […]

  • The earth’s crust near Askja rose half a meter

    GPS measurements show that the ground level near the Askja volcano has risen by half a meter since the measurements began in August 2021. The land rise is thought to be due to the accumulation of magma below the surface. Such information was provided on the FB page of a group of volcanologists and nature […]

  • The earth’s crust near Askja rose half a meter

    GPS measurements show that the ground level near the Askja volcano has risen by half a meter since the measurements began in August 2021. The land rise is thought to be due to the accumulation of magma below the surface. Such information was provided on the FB page of a group of volcanologists and nature […]

  • What music will the Great Orchestra of Iceland play

    Concerts during the final of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity are the main point of the program! This year, the stage at Sportbarinn Ölver will host Polish and Icelandic performers. If you like to spend time with a variety of music, you can’t miss it! Playing will start at 14:30. At 19:00 we will […]

  • The plane hit the jetty

    An Icelandair plane parked at the airport spun in place due to icing and wind. The aircraft’s left wing hit a jetty near one of the terminals. The plane was empty when it happened and no one was hurt. Ásdís Ýr Pétursdóttir, Information Officer at Icelandair, told Vísir, […] The article The plane hit the […]

  • Immigrants in Iceland

    A team of researchers from the Department of Education and Multifacetedness at the University of Iceland is currently conducting research on negative physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, financial and other experiences in immigrant women’s partnerships, workplaces or other work-related settings. A research project on intimate partner and work violence is run by a group of immigrants […]

  • Twenty people got stuck on a ski lift

    On the Hlíðarfjall ski slopes in Akureyri, the Fjarkan ski lift broke down today, leaving around 20 people stranded. Rescue services and the police were notified of the incident at 1:38 p.m. Rescue teams from the North East were called to the scene by police, who were asked to help get people off the lift. […]

  • Whole milk and butter have never sold better

    Sales of Icelandic cheeses increased significantly last year compared to previous years. Flavored milk drinks also sold well, including protein drinks and chocolate milk, or kókójólk. Despite various changes in the consumption of dairy products, fresh whole milk in blue cartons (nýmjólk) is by far the best-selling dairy drink, and Icelandic butter has never […] […]

  • Iceland’s population is fast approaching 400,000

    According to an announcement published on the website of the Icelandic Bureau of Statistics, the number of Icelandic citizens increased by 2,570 in the fourth quarter of last year. The communiqué states that at the end of the fourth quarter of 2022, Iceland had a total population of 387,800. This group included 199,840 men, 187,840 […]

  • The police will receive electroshock weapons

    The Minister of Justice hopes that this year the police will be able to use the first electroshock weapon. The decision of the minister to grant such a power to the police should not come as a surprise. Full implementation may take a year or two. Speaking to RÚV, Justice Minister Jón Gunnarsson confirmed that […]

  • Woman’s body found in Mosfellsbær

    A woman in her 40s was outside during a storm that hit the south of Iceland on December 17-19. Police received a report that her body had been found near her home on December 20. Grímur Grímsson, a senior police officer in the capital area, told mbl.is that the woman was found in the suburb […]

  • Flooding in many parts of the capital area

    There is currently heavy flooding in the area of ​​the capital. The torrential weather has not yet reached its peak and is expected to worsen further as the day progresses. Police say visibility is poor, there is a lot of ice in many places, and pedestrians are urged to exercise caution. The conditions on the […]

  • The month of Þorri has begun. Icelanders celebrate Bondadagur

    The Icelandic holiday of Bóndadagur is a day dedicated to celebrating and pampering a man, partner, husband. It is an old holiday, and the name Bóndadagur comes from the word “Bondi” which means a man, a homeowner or a farmer, a farmer. As a result, the holiday has also been translated as “Farmer’s Day”. “Bondi” […]

  • Can you see Greenland from Iceland?

    A common myth that is sometimes heard is that on a clear day you can see part of Greenland from some places in West Iceland. This is often attributed to the “lensing” effect of cold air in the polar regions, where cold air masses can act as a lens and direct light beyond the Earth’s […]