The winner of the prize will receive DKK 350,000 [$54,831] and will be announced at the Oslo Opera House on October 30.
The current national record belongs to last year’s champion, Vilhjálmur Andri Einarsson, who stayed in a 0°C ice bath for 20 minutes last year.
“‘Spiders in the Display Windows’ is truly unusual, a uniquely powerful and challenging book of poetry and all its metaphors and descriptions open up new dimensions and new ways of looking at the world.”
The Reykjavík City Library has asked the chairpeople of all the political parties standing for election what their favorite books are and why.
Three designs for the Icelandic flag made in the early 20th century are now on display for the first time.
With red and white vinyl booths, mint-green walls, and 50s music on the jukebox, Skálinn Diner aims to channel an iconic era in American history—as if it had been “clipped right out of Grease.”
The Tulipoppers, a cast of animated characters created by marketing pro Helga Árnadóttir and illustrator Signý Kolbeinsdóttir, made their Icelandic-language debut on RÚV last night.
A gruesome artifact from Icelandic sorcery, necropants produce an endless supply of money for the wearer.
“Viewers can expect a series like the previous one, but in many ways very different,” says director Baltasar Kormákur.
Eurovision viewers will have the chance to hear one Icelandic lyric during the song competition this week, although it won’t be in Iceland’s own song and nor will it be entirely grammatically correct.
Nonykingz has just released a “Coffee Lifestyle,” an ode to Iceland’s indefatigable love of the caffeinated beverage.
Owner Sigríður Guðlaugsdóttir has stored the remains of Sirkus in a shipping container in Hafnarfjörður for the last eight years, but now plans to reopen the venue in the next few months.
Icelandic students held a fashion show featuring gender neutral and gender fluid clothing last week.
The model is constructed from 65,000 blocks, took 700 hours to build, and is the largest Lego model of the Titanic in the world.
Icelandic author Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir’s novel Ör has been nominated for Italy’s most prestigious literary award.
A generous grant will go a long way in the restoration of a historic house in Djúpivogur, East Iceland.