Unicorn Escaped Slaughter

Farmer Erla Þórey Ólafsdóttir has one sheep who stands out from the crowd. He Has one double-thick horn coming from the middle of his head—just like a unicorn. He does not have the body of a horse, however.

Roads made from recycled plastic may be the thing to come in Iceland (VIDEO)

The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration has funded preliminary research into roads made from recycled plastic waist inset of conventional asphalt. The preliminary results are positive. Roads made out of recycled plastic waist are already being developed since 2015 in Europe and in Holland they are already starting to pave with plastic. There the PlasticRoad […]

Unicorn Escaped Slaughter Iceland Review

Farmer Erla Þórey Ólafsdóttir has one sheep who stands out from the crowd. He Has one double-thick horn coming from the middle of his head—just like a unicorn. He does not have the body of a horse, however.

Roads made from recycled plastic may be the thing to come in Iceland (VIDEO) IceNews – Daily News

The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration has funded preliminary research into roads made from recycled plastic waist inset of conventional asphalt. The preliminary results are positive. Roads made out of recycled plastic waist are already being developed since 2015 in Europe and in Holland they are already starting to pave with plastic. There the PlasticRoad […]

Jamie Oliver to Open Restaurant in Iceland Iceland Review

The British television chef Jamie Oliver has decided to serve West Fjords salmon at the restaurant he plans to open in central Reykjavík.

Trolls trolling Venice – Ugh and Bõögâr along with artist Egill Sæbjörnsson represent Iceland at the Venice Bienale IceNews – Daily News

The Icelandic artist Egill Sæbjörnsson has employed to two fictional trolls to stage his exhibition in Iceland’s pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale. Ugh and Bõögâr, the two trolls turned artists took over the creation of the Icelandic Pavilion from artist Egill Sæbjörnsson earlier this year. They are now in Venice, wreaking havoc and working for the […]

Summer Started Last Week but Spring is Coming Iceland Review

The weather in Iceland is set to warm up significantly after the weekend, according to meteorologist Þorsteinn V. Jónsson, at the Icelandic Met Office.

Donations to Hospital Instead of Birthday Presents Iceland Review

“I think parents should do this sort of thing more often,” says Guðný María Waage, who donated ISK 250,000 (EUR 2,145/USD 2,345) to the Landspítali neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in lieu of first birthday presents to her daughter.

Capital Police Chief Harassed Officer Iceland Review

A workplace psychologist, appointed by the Ministry for the Interior to investigate a policeman’s complaint against capital region police chief Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir, has concluded “beyond all doubt” that her behavior constituted abu…

Sea Monster Hails Coastal Clean-up Campaign Iceland Review

The Clean Up Iceland campaign officially launched yesterday with the beaching of a plastic sea monster.

Elderly Stuck in Hospital Due to Nursing Shortage Iceland Review

Elderly people are occupying some 100 beds at Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavík, when they should really be in nursing homes, the hospital’s director says.

Snapshot 1052 Iceland Review

Preparing for the whale-watching season. Sony A99II, Vario-Sonnar 2.8/24-70 ZA SSM II, 1/500, F10,…

Silicon Factory Fire Caused by Broken Pipe Iceland Review

High-tension equipment came loose and led to the start of last week’s fire at the United Silicon plant at Helguvík, on Reykjanes peninsula, southwest Iceland.

Defense Lawyer Given More Time in Murder Case Iceland Review

Two weeks on from the first hearing in the Birna Brjánsdóttir murder case, the start of the trial has been delayed by a further fortnight.

2007 Business Excess Remembered Ten Years On Iceland Review

Björgólfur Thor Björgólfsson, posterchild for the pre-2008 Icelandic business ‘outvasion’ and former billionaire, has spent his 50th birthday reminiscing about the crazy times a decade ago, on his 40th.

Tiny Visitor to East Iceland Airport Iceland Review

A small, single engine plane landed at Egilsstaðir Airport yesterday evening after flying all the way from Canada in one hop.

70 Asylum Seekers Were Deported in March Iceland Review

85 people applied for asylum in Iceland this March. In March 2016, that figure was 48 and the number of applications in the first three months of this year is 60 percent higher than the same period last year.

Snapshot 1051 Iceland Review

The new culture house, Marshallhúsið, at Grandi, Reykjavík.

Fewer Farmers Producing Lots More Milk Iceland Review

The number of dairy farmers in Iceland has gone down by around 200 in the last 13 years—at the same time as milk production has hit an all-time high. 40 dairy farmers quit the trade last year alone.

Icelandic language under threat of dying out in the digital age IceNews – Daily News

  The Icelandic language is likely to disappear in our age of ever increasing computer and internet use according to an article by Egill Bjarnason in UK Business Insider. The reason cited that it’s grammar is to complicated for computers. Icelandic is considered one of ten most early languages spoken in the world today. It’s […]

New Silicon Plant: Locals Worried Iceland Review

Residents and local leaders in Norðurþing, northeast Iceland, are closely following what’s going on at the currently-shut-down United Silicon factory at Helguvík, southwest Iceland.