Two major newspapers in Iceland

Some Icelandic NewspapersThere are two major newspapers in Iceland; Fréttablaðið, which is only three and a half years old, and Morgunblaðið which is the oldest and most respected newspaper in Iceland (published since 1913). Fréttablaðið is free of charge and red slightly more than the Morgunblaðið which is sold to the public.

Neither newspaper has an official policy towards the European Union and their reportage is reputed to be neutral on the issue (as all other issues). However, the leading articles of Fréttablaðið tend to be in favour of joining the Union while the leading articles of Morgunblaðið are generally opposed to membership. Also many feel that it is possible to see certain emphasis in the newspaper's reportage, especially when it comes to Fréttablaðið.

However, articles from the public, supporting membership of the EU and against it, are published in both the newspapers and their news also generally reflect both sides.