Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir

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

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

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...