Iceland News

Whales from Chinese aquarium starting retirement in Iceland

Conservationists celebrated when a plane from Shanghai carrying the whales, named Little Gray and Little White after the colors of their skin, touched down at Iceland's Keflavik International Airport.

UK, Norway, Iceland agrees on citizens' rights if no-deal Brexit

"This means that citizens' residence rights have been secured regardless of the outcome of the negotiations between the EU and the UK," Iceland, an EU outsider, said.


Three of Indian-origin family killed in accident in Iceland

Local police have only identified the victims as British, with their names and ages not yet released until formal identification.

Iceland's WOW air offers tickets at Rs 13,499 for flights from Delhi to US, Canada, Iceland

The offer is available for outbound travel from the national capital to US, Canada and Iceland between December 2018 to March 2019 while the booking period for the tickets is up to September 28. 

United Nations elects Iceland to replace US on Human Rights Council

Iceland was nominated by the group of Western nations and received 172 votes Friday while France received one, sparking laughter in the assembly chamber.

Iceland opposition leader says will not rule out cooperation with Centre Party

The Centre Party, which was formed this September by former Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, got 11 per cent of the votes in the early counting.


Icelanders oust centre-right government in election, suggests early vote count

Political scandals, a growing sense of inequality and worries about immigration are jeopardising stability in one of the most homogeneous nations on earth. The previous government was felled last year by the Panama Papers scandal over offshore tax havens.

Second snap election in Iceland after series of scandals

Under the Icelandic system, the president, who holds a largely ceremonial role, then tasks the leader of the biggest party with trying to form a government.

Iceland President faints, breaks nose in 'too hot' bath

Gudni Johannesson, who is not a member of any traditional party, has enjoyed high approval rates since he was elected in June 2016.

Iceland's PM Bjarni Benediktsson resigns, new election expected on November 4

Iceland's President Gudni Th Johannesson on Saturday accepted the resignation of the volcanic island's Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson, who says that a new election will mostly likely be held on November 4.