Tag: Icelandic

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • Yellow weather alerts are in effect across the country

    Yellow weather alerts are currently in effect for almost the entire country, which the Icelandic Meteorological Office forecasts do not herald good weather. Alerts will be in effect today and tomorrow. A weather warning is in effect for Strandir and the north-west and north-east until tonight. South to southwest winds of 15 to 25 are […]

  • An Icelandic short animated film nominated for an Oscar

    The animated short film “My Year of Dicks” by the Icelandic director Sara Gunnarsdóttir was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film category. The nominations were announced at yesterday’s gala on January 24, where the film’s title was a joke. The animated film is based on the memories of Pamela Ribon and […]

  • 280 tons of rock pillars at Torfhús Retreat

    Two hundred and eighty tons of basalt pillars were used to build the luxury Torfhús Retreat on Einholt land in Biskupstungum. The popular Jacuzzi in all guesthouses is made of naturally occurring basalt rocks in the form of hexagonal pillars. All facilities for hotel guests are designed in the style of old Icelandic farmhouses with […]

  • The extremists who want to overthrow the state

    In Iceland, a trial begins in January against two men who are suspected of terrorist plots. The men deny it, but according to the police have extreme right-wing views, and are said to have planned an armed attack against, among other things, the Alltinget, the Icelandic parliament. The threat from within has also been seen […]

  • 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’ […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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” […]

  • Unusual snow cover on the slopes of Esji

    Residents and visitors to Reykjavík may have noticed a horizontal strip of snow on Esja’s slopes in recent days. It reaches a height of about 300 m. Above this limit there is much less snow, and in many places there is no snow at all. The Icelandic Meteorological Institute received many questions on social media […]

  • Many people in Austurvöllur Square protested against the deportations

    A crowd of people gathered in Austurvöllur Square to protest against the deportation of applicants for international protection by the Icelandic government. Many condemned the government-organized deportation that took place yesterday evening, when fifteen people were deported from Iceland to Greece at five in the morning. It was planned to transport 28 people, but thirteen […]

  • The largest earthquake in the Herðubreið area from the beginning of the measurements

    A series of earthquakes have been going on since Friday night north of Mount Herðubreið. In total, there were three earthquakes with a magnitude above three degrees, the largest of which was magnitude 4, which is the largest earthquake recorded at this location since the beginning of the measurements. More than 100 tremors have been […]

  • Icelandic is the first to return to Icelandair

    Icelandair passengers are re-informed first in Icelandic and only then in English in the take-off and departure messages. According to Icelandair tradition, passengers were first informed in Irish, but a few years ago that changed and English came first. Six months ago, the previous status was restored, as confirmed by Icelandair’s CEO […] The article […]