The rate of registered Icelanders has gone below 60% for the first time, decreasing from around 90% near the turn of the millenium.
New Year's Eve fireworks leave behind them a trail of dust pollution, which could be the highest ever measured in Europe.
A restructuring of the government ministries is due to take place, with equality matters moving to the Prime Minister's office.
The Icelandic Broadcast Service announced that Iceland will take part in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
24% of Icelandic males between 25 to 34 years old have not completed secondary education, a rate lower than most European countries.
The Icelandic women's national football team drew 1-1 against the Czech Republic in a must-win game to reach the World Cup playoffs.
Increased whale strandings in Iceland might be caused by NATO training exercises in the North Atlantic.
'Enough is enough', with off-road driving, says experienced guide Páll Jónsson. He suggests a highland driving permit to ensure that drivers follow the law.