Rental prices on the rise in Húsavík

Rental prices in Húsavík have doubled in 10 years, according to a report from Gaumur, the sustainability project in Northeast Iceland. Rental prices have risen steadily since the beginning of Gaumur’s monitoring. In the initial year of monitoring, the average price per square meter was ISK 765. Between 2020 and 2021, the price per square […]

Hjálmar Bogi leads Progressive Party

The proposal of the nominating committee for the candidate list of The Progressive Party Framsókn for the upcoming local elections on 14 May was put to the vote at a party meeting on Saturday. The proposal was approved unanimously. The Progressive Party currently has three representatives out of nine in the local government, and has […]

New Airline will Revolutionize Tourism in Northern Iceland

TOURISM  A new airline is taking flight this summer. In what are hopefully the last weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic, this would count as big news in Iceland.  But what makes the announcement even more special is the location from where the new airline will be taking off.  The new airline Niceair will operate from […]

Film Húsavík works to bring new productions to northern Iceland

Filming in Húsavík, Iceland

Following the success of the Eurovision movie and the Academy Awards broadcast from Húsavík last year, the organization Film Húsavík now works to promote Húsavík and northern Iceland for future productions. “Húsavík is the perfect location for filming commercials, music videos and feature films,” says Film Húsavík director Orly Orlyson. “We have a wide selection […]

Voigt Travel offers 10 departures to northern Iceland this winter

The first international flight of the winter landed at Akureyri Airport today. The tours are sold by Voigt Travel in the Netherlands, but the airline Transavia handles the flight. Flights from Amsterdam will be on Fridays and Mondays for the next 5 weeks, a total of 10 flights in total. Voigt Travel started charter flights […]

President of Town Council breaks ground for new Nursing Home in Húsavík

Aldey Traustadóttir, president of the town council, broke ground for a new nursing home in Húsavík today. Last year, a design competition was held for the design of the nursing home. Architecture firm Arkís, in collaboration with Mannvit, won the project. “The layout of the condominium units supports a homely atmosphere with cozy private spaces […]

Prime minister quoted author Andri Snær in her address at COP26

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir emphasized the importance of integrating the fight for equality and climate change when she addressed the COP26 climate conference earlier today. She also spoke about the importance of responding to the climate habit we face, but was also hopeful, referring to the words of Andri Snær Magnason, writer and environmentalist, when […]

Stunning Northern Lights this weekend

“The weekend was extremely good, the best so far”, Baldvin Júlíusson at Kynnisferðir told RUV. His company took more than a thousand people on northern lights excursions this weekend. Astronomer Sævar Helgi Bragason says that due to a strong solar flare that occurred last week, the aurora activity was unusually strong this weekend. “A solar […]

Molly Sandén named honorary citizen of Húsavík

This weekend, Swedish singer Molly Sandén was awarded the title of honorary citizen of Húsavík by Hannes Heimisson, Iceland’s ambassador to Sweden. Hannes presented Sandén with the honorary title in a live broadcast on the talk show Hellenius hörna on TV4 while the Icelandic flag was flown in the background. Molly Sandén performed the song […]

Framsýn union supports search and rescue squad Þingey

Representatives from Trade Union Framsýn recently met with the board of Search and Rescue squad Þingey to present them with a gift of 250,000 króna for the purchase of new rescue equipment for the countryside. In this way, Framsýn wants to promote the strong work of the squad in the areaWith the gift, the union […]