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Iceland is becoming too expensive for it´s own good

08.09.2016 - icenewsis: Reykjavik is the most expensive capital to visit in Europe, if you look at average prices of a large local bear, a three course meal in an average restaurant, a night in a three star hotel and a taxi ride in cities like Oslo, Stockholm, Paris, Copenhagen,...

Wild-girl Life, gets her name approved

06.09.2016 - icenewsis: ?“It was a relieved to finally have my name recognized?”, says Villimey Líf after finally receiving a positive verdict from the ?“human name committee?” or mannanafnanefnd, in Icelandic, after a 22 year wait. The name committee has traditionally held the fina...

A letter addressed to a farm in Iceland goes viral. Neither name nor address on envelope

01.09.2016 - icenewsis: Rebecca Cathrine Kaad Ostenfeld, a farmer on Hólar farm in Hvammsveit country in north of Iceland received rather unusual letter in the mail in the end of Mars, which now seems to have gone viral with the BBC covering it in their trending news. The farm h...

Eternal Echoes: Homage to Kjarval ?– Dance happening inspired by Kjarval

24.08.2016 - icenewsis: There is an event in Kjarvalstaðir in Reykjavik that is not to be missed this coming Friday. The Iceland Dance Company presents a happening, directed by duo Erna ?“marsdóttir and Valdimar Jóhannsson in the Reykjavik Art Museum at Kjarvalstadir on Friday, A...

No drone zone at Vatanjökull Glacier Park (Video)

19.08.2016 - icenewsis: Park rangers in the north of Vatanjökull Glacier Park have banned the use of drones in the area. Drones have been popular in nature photography of late and videos made by drones are a trend as well. Park rangers say that by banning the drones they are fir...

Wall street lawyers hold no fear for Iceland’s defiant prime minister

11.08.2016 - icenewsis: IceNews recently reported about Wall Street lawyers preparing to indict the Icelandic government for defaulting on sovereign claims. Bloomberg reporter interviewed Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, who struck a defiant tone as he brushed ...

Iceland’s new president officially takes office today

01.08.2016 - icenewsis: While election results came in on 26th June  and Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, who led polls for weeks, if not months leading up to the elections, was elected Iceland’s new president. Iceland has effectively from today 1st August, a new president as Johannesson ...

Icelandic tour company offers Pokemon Go Tours

29.07.2016 - icenewsis: The Icelandic tour operator Reykjavik Excursions has set up a Pokemon Go Tour, which will be a city tour in capital area of Reykjavik. This type of tour is a first as far as Einar Bardarson Reykjaviks Excursions Operations Manager is aware. According to B...

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