A life-size, 400-pound statue by Icelandic artist Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir was reported stolen from the U.S. city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana this week, but happily, was recovered from a nearby parking lot a day later.
Pride Week celebrations were kicked off today at noon with the painting of a rainbow on Skólavörðustígur street.
Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and her husband Gunnar Sigvaldason will be the guests of honor at two Icelandic heritage celebrations held in Gimli, Manitoba (Canada) and Mountain, North Dakota (US) this weekend.
Icelandic firm Landslag’s staircase up Saxhóll crater has been nominated for an international landscape architecture award.
“I was sitting in front of a vegetable stand in Borgarfjörður once and it occurred to me—to sell fish in the same way.”
Two of Iceland’s most important medieval manuscripts were brought to the country from Denmark earlier this week and will be on display as part of an exhibition at the National Gallery of Iceland celebrating 100 years of Icelandic sovereignty.
Icelandic film editor Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Secret Solstice music festival is making big changes in its fifth iteration this year, not only by selling fewer tickets, but also by signing a revised agreement with the City of Reykjavík regarding this year’s festival clean-up.
Reykjavík GPS allows listeners to create their own site-specific composition while walking around downtown Reykjavík.
Today, June 17th, is Iceland’s National Day, which celebrates the country gaining full independence from Denmark in 1944.
She won the award for her novel Búrið, or ‘The Cage,’ the third installment in a series featuring “drug smuggling, financial crimes, and passionate love affairs in present-day Reykjavik.”
Icelandic drag queen Gógó Starr will lead Reykjavík’s National Day Parade as the Lady of the Mountain this year.
A performance involving topless women in the Icelandic parliament building has become a topic of political debate.
The Icelandic government will invest ISK 300 million on a new performing arts hall and museum renovation in East Iceland.
Those in downtown Reykjavík this morning crossed paths with Icelanders from 1918 strolling through the streets.
Young Icelanders’ outlook towards their mother tongue is crucial for its survival, says professor Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson.
Dozens of historical artifacts were found wrapped in tissue paper in a bin left among donations for Reykjavík’s Good Shepherd charity shop.
"After I bought it, I saw the name Hallgrímsson and put two and two together that it was Jónas Hallgrímsson, the one and only.”
Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir a.k.a. Shoplifter will create the Icelandic pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale.