Pétur Marinó Jónsson, writer at MMA Fréttir, asked McGregor for a word after training tonight.
Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, the Prime Minister of Iceland, talked to Icelandic Channel 2 News today about his involvement in the Panama Papers scandal.
Vísir and Iceland Magazine are proud to announce that they have launched a joint venture to better serve English speaking readers.
Vísir og Iceland Magazine hafa hafið samstarf við að þjónusta enskumælandi lesendur, hvort sem er þá sem búsettir eru hér á landi eða ferðalangar á leiðinni til Íslands.
I really want to talk about playfulness, the importance of playing, alone or with others, at something that gives you joy and happiness.
Former bosses of the Icelandic bank Kaupthing were convicted today for market manipulation in the months leading up to the bank's collapse in the Reykjavik district court.
Benjamin Stokes' rental car was found at Þingvellir this morning.
Egill "Tiny" Thorarensen challenges Margera to release a full video of their fight last weekend.
Two Icelandic rappers seen punching a 'Jackass' crew member at Icelandic music festival.
In the video Bam Margera can be seen receiving three punches to the head, including one from an Icelandic rapper, before falling to the ground.
Bam Margera, musician and member of the Jackass crew, got into a brawl at the Secret Solstice music festival in Iceland tonight around 11 pm local time.
The use of tattoo has grown a lot in Iceland during the last decades. Earlier, people had to go abroad to get a tattoo. It was mostly sailors who sported this kind of treasure, usually on the upper ar...
The Icelandic government has called for a media conference at noon explaining their plans on winding down of capital controls.
"I have to admit that it is extremely difficult to get up after an accident like the one I suffered. To learn to walk wearing splints, the balance and everything. Nobody does that."
Iceland has big problems. We face complicated tasks; currency restrictions, health care, purchasing power and poverty, housing problems, and then there is the whole financial system.
Two Icelandic women, sisters and known journalists, were arrested last week after an unsuccessful attempt to blackmail the Icelandic prime minister.
Reports of gunshots in an apartment building still an unsolved mystery.
The Icelandic police force has evacuated an apartment building in Hlidarhjalli, Kopavogur. An inhabitant is believed to have fired a shotgun from his apartment building around 3 pm local time today.
The Icelandic police arrested two women last Friday under the suspicion that they tried to blackmail millions of ISK out of the prime minister, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson.
Scottish professional Steven Lennon will remember his hat-trick in the Icelandic premier league this weekend for a long time.
Nationalism seems to be on the rise in Iceland today. People talk much about the so-called national culture, and cite history.
Iceland's former prime and foreign minister Halldór Ásgrímsson has died at the age of 67.
Today you have the chance to watch a new kind of reality TV when the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, RÚV,
Alda Women in a 8 page spread in Glamour Iceland
Sometimes Icelanders have been honored in other countries by something being named after us, our country, places in Iceland, or even famous Icelanders.
The latest national polls in Iceland show an unprecedented 30,1 per cent support for The Icelandic Pirate Party.
"This has a great significance for them"
Ten thousand workers in Iceland go on strike at noon tomorrow. Severe effect is expected on all tourism, fish industry, meat processing and more lines of work.
For the last few weeks I have been working hard at finishing the third, and last, volume of my trilogy of youth memoirs.
"Good Morning America and ABC News have already contacted me," says Óskar Örn Arnarson.
Icelanders celebrate the First Day of Summer this Thursday. As is so often the case there won't be much summer-esque on the annual public holiday.
I have never meddled much in politics. Except once, with dramatic consequences. I have a few times joined a political party in order to vote for or support some friend or acquaintance in a primary or ...
Inga Audbjorg Kristjansdottir proposed to Icelandic member of Parliament Helgi Hrafn Gunnarsson by arranging a flashmob during their trip to Germany earlier this month.
I am very interested in the so-called "Icelandic national culture".
You can hear a great performance by María Ólafs when she sings the winning song from Eurovision 2012, Loreen's Euphoria.
Fans of Iceland have a chance of a lifetime if they can come up with 200,000 USD.
Two Norwegian veterinarians say that a greater proportion of fin whales die instantly than measurement of the time of death of whales in Norway shows.
"Last week was pretty historic in my life. As I now have an American ID number, I decided to try to apply for a change of name in a court of law here in Houston."
Former strongest man in the world and weight-lifter Magnús Ver Magnússon has claimed the Icelandic state for damages, amounting to about ten million Icelandic kronas for unlawful wrongdoing.
Both Icelandair and Wow Air are going to adopt the working procedure that there must be at least two crew members in the cockpit.
A number of brave girls from Kvennaskolinn in Reykjavik marched downtown today with their tops off.
Björt Ólafsdóttir of the party Bright Future posted her picture last night with the message: "This is for feeding children. Shove it up your patriarchy!"
"I feel pissed that I can't flag these beauties at my own will" writes an Icelandic TV personality along with a picture she posts in support of the campaign #FreeTheNipple.
"If piracy isn't organized crime then I have no idea what the word means," Vilhjalmur Bjarnason said in the Icelandic parliament today.
However, an equally large majority says they don't want Iceland to become an EU member state.
Nine year old Icelandic boy Fridrik was excited to say the least when he headed to Toys R Us in Reykjavik today.
The largest party in Iceland, according to a new poll.
"When I was a kid I never had to clean up after myself. I didn't wash the dishes or the glasses. I didn't wash my clothes," writes Jón Gnarr.
"This will change everything for us because we haven't had any facility for our operation," says the chieftain of the Asatru Heathen Community.
See photos and a video of the solar eclipse in Iceland today.
Do you want to watch the solar eclipse tomorrow but haven´t got the required glasses? Tough luck, because the solar eclipse glasses are sold out in Iceland.
The broadcast starts at 08:30 a.m. GMT.
The line-up this year also include John Grant with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Gus Gus, and Father John Misty.
Would get about 22% of the total votes if parliamentary elections would take place now
Icelandic youngster Daníel Breki McCollough, who turned two last November, has become an Internet sensation.
In the chorus, the group sings "Cover your crystal eyes and let your colors and blend with mine", a line likely to be sung at music festivals come summer.
Eidur Gudjohnsen will be in the Icelandic national team due to face Kazakstan March 28th in an important Euro 2016 qualifier.
Eight thousand people gathered in front of the Parliament building to protest the government and the Foreign Minister's actions concerning Iceland's EU application.
Iceland's capital area was battered with heavy winds and flooding earlier today. The low pressure area brought winds of up to 50 m/s.
Jón says that he cannot let his family tolerate that.
"Being the President of Iceland is a rather comfortable indoors job." writes Jón Gnarr.
IMO has issued warnings due to wind (southerly 20-30 m/s) with wind gusts exceeding 50 m/s. Intense rain and snow-melt is expected during the weekend.
Would have 14 members of the Parliament out of 63. Not possible to form a two-party government without them.
The government has informed the EU that should takes measures with regard to the fact that Iceland is no longer considered an EU candidate country.
It took Dóróthe Guðjónsdóttir ten hours to get home from France.
Icelandic parents need to pay about 1500 Icelandic Kronas of periodic penalty payments per day to the Treasury.
"We are adding three planes for this year, increasing them from six to nine planes." says Skúli Mogensen, owner and CEO of WOW air.
Hreidar Mar Sigurdsson, former chief executive of Kaupthing bank, has begun serving his five and a half years prison sentence.
My own existence has long been on my mind. Who am I? Where do I come from, and where will I go? Do I have a soul or a spirit?
Among the evidence was a news article about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes dining together at Sushi Samba at Þingholtsstræti in the year of 2012.
This weekend happened to be very Aurora borealis - friendly.
Bardarbunga system and Bardarbunga caldera will still be monitored closely.
On the news this week we heard that the computer giant Apple had been interested in meeting with the prime minister or the president to discuss the possibility of opening a data center in Iceland.
The cable has several adapters and it is possible to connect it to USB, HDMI, lightning or an audio connector.
Olafur Olafsson, one of the majority owners of bankrupt Icelandic bank Kaupthing, has begun serving his 4,5 year prison sentence.
The reaction to my last article, "God does not exist," has been tremendous. Plenty of people have commented on it on the social media and elsewhere.
Icelandic strongman and Game of Thrones star Hafthor Bjornsson might be facing his greatest challenge to date.
UFC fighter Gunnar Nelson has a talent. Well, maybe not a talent, but a secret. A secret until this past weekend.
Hannes Smarason, former chairman of now bankrupt company FL Group, has been acquitted of embezzlement charges in Reykjavik's district court.
An Icelandic company is taking a new step in offering a real Ice-experience for visitors of the country of fire, ice and midnight sun.
21 year old country girl María Ólafsdóttir stunned the Icelandic nation with her performance of the song Unbroken in the qualifiers on Saturday and couldn't believe the results.
I have been fascinated by the idea of God since I was a kid.
The plan is to assess the stock size of whales and if the whales are increasing.
Four former bosses from the Icelandic bank Kaupting have been sentenced to between four and five and a half years in prison in the Surpreme Court of Iceland.
Those who have visited Iceland over the years have no doubt heard the local saying: "If you don't like the weather, just wait fifteen minutes".
A total of 15 transactions with shares of HB Grand reached the total value of 296 million Icelandic kronas during the day.
I have always looked up to people who I feel are generous, people who are interested in other people, who are helpful and good listeners.
Looking for a venue in Iceland that doesn't serve meat
Icelandic singer Asgeiri did not drink any alcohol during his tour in Australia, but his tour was a great success.
This morning Reykjanes Disctrict Court rejected Datacell's and Sunshine Press Production's claim of insolvency against Valitor. The claim was put forward due to an unpaid claim for damages, amounting ...
For a long time I have been an advocate for Reykjavík and all of Iceland taking more initiative when it comes to those so called matters of peace.
Jón Gnarr is a new columnist in the weekend edition of Fréttablaðið.
Bonnie Theophilus Colvin says it is an indescribable feeling to find a parent whom you have searched for for a long time; it is really like to find the second half of oneself.
Valitor has not been willing to negotiate for damages for Datacell and Sunshine Press Productions, the two companies which handled the collection of the funding for Wikileaks.
The first chief temple for members of the Asatru Community in the Nordic countries for a thousand year.
Sigurður G. Guðjónsson, the lawyer of Valitors, wanted to make Sveinn Andri Sveinsson, the lawyer of Datacell, personally reponsible for the loss Valitor would suffer as a result of the claim for bank...
The collapse will end in the beginning of March, then the pressure in the magma chamber will reach a balance and it is likely that the eruption will come to an end.
Two companies, handling the collection of the funding for Wikileaks, have demanded that Valitor, which handles VISA in Iceland, should be made bankrupt due to an unpaid claim for damages, amounting to...
"The mental recovery was so much that I thought I had already lost 60 kilos in February, even though it was still a long way to go."
"He has a small family here, wife and two children, but no siblings. He would like to know if he has a family in Iceland, if he has a mother and/or siblings alive."
Smoked testicles from fin whales are put into the beer for flavoring.
"This is still a very powerful eruption. I think that the volcanic product is still in the range of 60 to 80 cubic meters per second, Ármann Höskuldsson volcanoist says.
Icelandic musician Jóhann Jóhannsson won the Best Original Score Golden Globe for "The Theory of Everything"
"We want to create a true Thorri atmosphere and therefore we decided to use smoked testicles from fin whales for flavoring the beer," Dagbjartur Arilíusson says
Last weekend, Óskar Jónsson from Dalvík got his wedding ring back, but he lost the ring 64 years ago.
The new Holuhraun lava field now covers 84.4 square km (32.2 sq mi). It is on average 10 m (33 ft) thick in the eastern part, about 12 m (39 ft) in the center, and about 14 m (46) or more in the weste...
According to information from the Road and Coastal Administration Hringvegurinn, or the Ring Road, has never seen as much traffic as in 2014.
Vífill Valgeirsson had to run naked from his rural home to the closest home to save his wife and mother-in-law from a fire on the night before Christmas.
MMA fighter Gunnar Nelson was named athlete of the year by the readers of Vísir.
Icelanders celebrated the new year in style with fireworks lighting up the sky all around the country.
Aron Palmarsson, handball player with Kiel in Germany and the Icelandic national team, was injured in a late night brawl downtown Reykjavik this past weekend.
"First when it started with Sonja, we thought that this could be a bad nightmare," Kristbjörg, their mother, says.
33 restaurants are open in Reykjavík on New Year's Eve, 31st of December.
Sigurður Ingi Þórðarson, also known as Siggi "The Hacker", was sentenced to two years in prison for fraud and theft this morning.
Nine Icelandic restaurants have been included in a new edition of The White Guide, a comprehensive restaurant guide in English covering the best restaurants in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Icelan...
The bad weather has caused some flight delays at Keflavík International Airport this morning.
Parents in the Reykjavik area are encouraged to pick up their kids from school today due to the snow storm which hit the southwest part of the country this morning.
The family of an Icelandic citizen who was worked abroad in various conflict areas such as Syria, is concerned that his work is being connected to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
"My brother called me and said that he was very happy that I answered the phone," Rebekka Margrét Ágústsdóttir from Múli says.
Photos of the plane are now flying high on the net, with many users admiring its beauty.
Yesterday, the Minister of Industry and Commerce submitted a bill at Althingi on nature passes that she says will mean a drastical change of the construction of tourist attractions in Iceland.
A blog post published on the website Nybooks.com on Tuesday maintains that an Icelandic filmmaker is behind some of ISIS's recruitment videos. Grapevine was the first Icelandic news outlet to report t...
A father, a daughter, and a police man hiked up a cliff. This is not the beginning of a joke, but rather a true story about a heartwarming tradition in the Westman Islands.
Iceland has been hammered by a storm which got a few people into trouble on their walk in Reykjavik this morning.
"When I returned to work the store manager said I couldn't be in the meat table because of how my hair looked," Jón explains.
With just over two weeks until the festivities the capital is getting in shape.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a severe weather warning across the southwest and northwest coast this afternoon.
Here are a few Icelandic phrases that you are bound to need at one time or another during your stay.
Different set of regulations apply to them than to Icelandic tourists.
"I'm very grateful", says Ólöf.
The American celebrity couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z continue looking at Icelandic nature and landed at Skógafoss around one o'clock today.
The couple is celebrating Jay-Z´s 45th birthday. Are planning a helicopter ride over the eruption in Holuhraun, trip to the Blue Lagoon and a private party at a luxury lodge.
Interestingly enough a week after publishing the list Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z are said to have arrived in Iceland.
The lava river flows steadily and expands the lava to the north and south.
Hrafnseyrarheiði road in Westfjords closed
Pippa, a young fan of the Icelandic band Sigur Rós, and her family have been enjoying their dream vacation in Iceland for the past days.
The subsidence at the Bárðarbunga caldera is so great that the GPS station located on the ice surface is now below the caldera rim and not delivering any sign as it is out of sight of the relay statio...
Flights in an out of Keflavik airport have been disrupted.
The Icelandic Met Office urges people not to travel and to secure loose objects.
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck at Bárðarbunga caldera around 6 this morning.
While visiting Iceland it's useful to know some key phrases in Icelandi - but not these.
The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration warns drivers of ice on roads.
Magma seems to be considerably closer to the earth's surface in Bárðarbunga caldera than was earlier estimated.
According to the National Broadcasting Service Icelanders are prescribed drugs to treat mental health and neurology problems more frequently now than a decade ago.
NASA's fantastic Earth Observatory page has published a great feature on how the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull glacier has changed in 28 years.
Photographer Gunnar V. Andrésson took photos at Snæfellsnes over the weekend, that clearly show the mild weather the country has been enjoying
Gísli Freyr Valdórsson admitted on November 11th that he leaked a memo from the Ministry of the Interior, but up until that point he had steadfastly denied doing so.
The trio of Tito, Benua and Antoine from Belgium were delighted with their stay in Iceland and were having a great time.
One thing that has not gone unnoticed here at Iceland Airwaves is that many of the festival staff are young people from outside of Iceland.
Stefano from Italy was sitting quietly and going over tonight's programme when our reporter chatted with him.
The friends Maddalena Cebese and Victoria Wadersee are both German but live in London where they're attending university together.
The friends Jill Casavant and Natalie Spaeth from Atlanta, Georgia, are excited about the Iceland Airwaves festival.
"We love the Icelandic nature, the people and Reykjavík. Just all of it," says Theo and Joyce.
Joelle is from Wisconsin and works as a writer. This is her first trip to Iceland, but her best friend lives here.
Kevin Velasco from Seattle is visiting his friend Ben Crowe who's studying Icelandic Studies at the University of Iceland.
Her husband waits in the kitchen while she invites men in there bedroom. "If I was doing this out of necessity it would be much more difficult," the 22 year old prostitute says.
"I didn't bother renewing it as I was so certain that it would turn up again," says Anna Guðný Egilsdóttir.
No matter how one looks at it, the Holuhraun eruption is making history.
The video became a smash hit online.
A video from the security camera from the parking garage under Höfðatorg has been published online, where the driver of the car can be seen trying to reverse at full speed into the gate of the parking...
Seismic activity in the Bárðarbunga system and volcanic activity at the eruption site in Holuhraun is continuing at comparable levels as in recent days.
Stephen Merchant form the Office is among comedians who are performing at this years Reykjavik Comic Festival 2014.
"I think this might be the beginning of a very interesting adventure," says Jon Gnarr.
The website for the Islamic terrorist organization ISIS is registered in Iceland. The director of ISNIC, the company that handles all Icelandic website registrations, says that it was only a matter of...
Goga Ashkenazi and her friends posing for photos by the eruption on Sunday.
Here we can see the message.
Eysteinn caught the monstrous cod on Friday.
Goals, red cards, great saves, missed chances, questionable penalty decisions and supporters and players attacking the referees.
A new rule that The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV) introduced for the Icelandic Eurovision tryouts states that half the entries for the tryouts must have a woman credited as a songwrite...
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Iceland has decided to keep the Bank's interest rates unchanged.
The Icelandic Association for East-Iceland Authorities concluded their meeting just now about the potential threats of volcanic activity in Vatnajökull.
The eruption has, in only the span of 3 weeks, secured its place in the history books for at least two reasons.
The as-of-yet-unnamed eruption north of the Vatnajökull glacier has reached a higher category on the Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) and is now considered to be VEI 5.
Scientists at the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland are still very much at work at the lava field Holuhraun north of Vatnajökull. They have released a video which shows them tra...
The lavaflow from the caldera is equal to the waterflow of the Þjórsá river.
Seismic activity around Bárðarbunga is unchanged compared to recent days.
On September 14th 1950 the plane Geysir went on its last voyage.
On the left photo we see the Coast Guard helicopter come pick up the men. The photo on the right shows them in their disguises.
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 was detected about 5,5 km northeast of Bardarbunga caldera just before 7 AM this morning.
"It's already bigger than the entire Krafla episode," says Ármann Höskuldsson, volcanologist at the University of Iceland.
Twenty-three earthquakes were detected around Bárðarbunga, the eruption site, last night. The biggest one measured 5,0. Seismic activity has decreased from last night, yet still remains high.
It was noticed blowing all around the fissure, but no one could explain or understand why. It looks like tufts of hair and feels like glass wool.
Magma has reached the surface 7 times in the past 3 weeks - which makes 7 eruptions.
Vehicle manager Rúnar Ólafsson (right) for 4x4 Iceland Car Rental was not pleased with the damaged incurred by the off-road driving.
The eruptive activity at Holuhraun continues at similar intensity. The eruption sites are the same as before.
Measurements show large changes on the ice-surface. Up to 15 m subsidence has occurred in the centre of the caldera, which corresponds to a volume change of 0.25 km3.
"There's gonna be activity here for a few years. Not this particular eruption, it'll end and another one will start up elsewhere, and this will clearly erupt in a glacier," said volcanologist Ármann H...
Last night lava from the eruption encompassed over nine square kilometers.
The Holuhraun eruption is still ongoing, but scientists are setting off to determine if the pressure in the magma chamber has gone down or just moved elsewhere. Right now the primary concern is the pr...
Since midnight today, around 300 earthquakes have occurred in the area around Bardarbunga.
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake was recorded on the Bárðarbunga caldera this morning, and another of magnitude 5.2 at 11:41 UTC in the same region.
Armann Hoskuldsson, a scientist at the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland, took some amazing photographs in the early morning when scientists witnessed the eruption in Holuhraun ...
Magma started flowing in Holuhraun at 5:00 AM this morning. The eruption is located on the same fissure as the previous eruption on Friday morning, but is many times larger. This is the third eruption...
An eruption has started again in Holuhraun, just north of Dyngjujokull in Iceland. The eruption was visible from a live webcam at 5:49 AM local time.
The eruption near Bardarbunga volcano is not considered a risk to international flight plans.
The eruption in the Holuhraun lava field in Iceland has no impact on air traffic from Keflavik airport, at least at this stage.
A scientist at the IMO in Iceland located about five kilometres from the eruption in Holuhraun, north of Dyngjujökull, estimates that the fissure is about one kilometer long.
Webcams show that lava eruption has started in Holuhraun, north of Dyngjujökull.
Júlia is ecstatic about recovering her iPod.
The alert phase for flight over Askja has been raised to yellow. This suggests that the Askja caldera is showing signs of activity beyond the norm.