(1930) The Big Bomb – Jónas Jónsson from Hriflu fired Helga Tómasson, head physician of Kleppi hospital, after she had warned Jónas that he was exhibiting signs of mental illness and should immediately stop holding office as Minister of Justice.
(1932) The Magnús Guðmundsson scandal – Minister of Justice Magnús Guðmundsson resigned after Hermann Jónasson found him guilty in a case which connected insolvency proceedings to his wholesale firm. Magnús resumed his position after he was acquitted in Hæstarétti.
(1941) Military protection scandal – Prime minister Hermann Jónasson asked Bertil Eric Kuniholm, consul from the US, to relay to his superiors in Washington that Hermann wanted no black men in the troops which were sent to Iceland according to the U.S.-Icelandic defense agreement.
Green bean scandal – Steingrímur Hermannsson, then executive director of Iceland's Research Council, purchased green beans and other food for the Surtsey Island Society of which he was director of accounting. The purchases were discovered in the Research Council bookkeeping, but the green beans were listed as car maintenance for the Research Council.
(1987) Albert Guðmundsson resigned from office as minister due to payments he received from Hafskip for which he had not prepared a tax statement.