Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir 0

Hanna Birna to re­sign as Min­is­ter of the In­te­rior

Hanna Birna Kristjáns­dót­tir, the Min­is­ter of the In­te­rior,  an­nounced her res­ig­na­tion today. She will step down de­spite sup­port from the In­de­pen­dence Party to re­main a min­is­ter. Last week, her former assistant, Gísli Freyr Valdórsson,...

Axel Yngvason, manager of Hotel Skulagardur and the River Guesthouse 0

Skúlagarður Country Hotel opens a new Guesthouse

Skúlagarður Country Hotel in North Iceland will open a new guesthouse this summer. The hotel now offers 17 rooms with private bathrooms. “The new guesthouse has 30 rooms with shared facilities and will start operation in...

Surtsey, Iceland 0

50 years ago today: A new island is born

50 years ago today, a new island was born, off the southern coast of Iceland. The new island was named Surtsey, after Surtr, a fire jötunn or giant from Norse mythology. It was intensively studied by...