This year’s festival will host 240 bands, the most musical acts to have ever taken part in Airwaves.
During the annual Dagar myrkurs, or Days of Darkness festival, the Teigarhorn nature reserve, famous for its zeolite crystals, is also host to an entirely different kind of attraction: a horror-movie theater in a sheep shed.
Basalt Architects won the 2018 Iceland Design Award for what the judges have characterized as the firm’s “contribution to bathing culture in Iceland.”
Þorleifur was thus honored for the play Die Edda, which he co-wrote with novelist and playwright Mikael Torfason.
Artist Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir ackowledges the statue's similarity to a phallus, but says it wasn’t the original point of the work.
A newly-uncovered Viking Age farmstead in the Icelandic highlands has yielded a unique Thor’s hammer pendant.
Nearly two out of every three of Iceland’s residents, or just over 65%, are registered members of the national church.
The former Sigur Rós drummer’s lawyer sent Stundin a letter on Thursday demanding that the publication cease any further coverage of the rape allegations made against him.
Online sales of knitting patterns for traditional Icelandic sweaters are growing by about 25% per year.
The Root, Association on Women, Addiction and Mental health has formally questioned the preventative value of Let me fall when it comes to children and youth addiction problems.
Every year, video game designer Jóhannes G. Þorsteinsson opens his home in Northeast Iceland to designers from around the world for an “isolation jam,” where they design new games and try them out with one another.
Scottish by birth, Gavin has been living and working in Southern France as a curator and writer, but also has history with the center, having served as its honorary director from 2015 – 2016.
Iceland Airwaves will be significantly reducing its off-venue locations. Simultaneously, the fee for these locations to host official, off-venue Airwaves concerts is significantly increasing.
Orri Páll Dýrason, Sigur Rós drummer, has stepped down from the band following sexual assault allegations against him.
"I hope to be able to offer young filmmakers and video artists a space where they can be free from everything else that is going on in their lives and that they have no control over. Space where they can express themselves among similarly minded people and help Iceland’s fantastic film scene...
The movie centers around a "committed undercover eco-terrorist trying to save Iceland’s natural landscapes from industrialist destruction" whose plans are complicated "...when a long-desired child becomes available for adoption."
Minister of Education Lilja Alfreðsdóttir says she expects that the price of books in Iceland will decrease as publishers receive more grant funding from the government.
The Icelandic Broadcast Service announced that Iceland will take part in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.