Police in the capital area have commented that the Icelandic flags which have been raised at the Reykjavík City Hall in celebration of the annual DesignMarch festival, which started yesterday, may be in violation of the flag law. Icelandic flags can only be displayed along with flags of other...
Five Reykjavík City museums—Viðey Island Museum, Reykjavík Museum of Photography, Reykjavik 871 +/-2 The Settlement Exhibition, Víkin The Reykjavik Maritime Museum and Árbær Open Air Museum—will unite on June 1.
Actors Sam Worthington and Robin Wright will star in Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest, which is currently being filmed in Nepal.
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is set to judge at the first-ever Great BBQ Day in Garður (BBQ dagurinn mikli í Garði) to be held the weekend of June 6-8.
Icelandic musician Ólafur Arnalds has been nominated for a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award for his music in the hugely popular television series Broadchurch.
The new Star Wars film will be partly filmed in Iceland, visir.is reports. The crew is expected to arrive in the country at the end of April.
Iceland’s entry to this year’s Eurovision, ‘Enga fordóma,’ by Hafnarfjörður band Pollapönk will be in the bottom five along with Georgia, San Marino, Switzerland and Portugal, according to betting agencies.
Ásgeir Trausti’s new English-language album In the Silence tops the Australian iTunes list of the bestselling albums this week, taking the top spot from now second-placed Pharrell Williams’ Girl.
The first Flateyri Festival of Books (Bókahátíð á Flateyri) will be held in the West Fjords village of Flateyri this weekend.
In the first-ever Faroe Music Awards (FMA), held over the weekend, Icelandic musician Svavar Knútur and local musician Maríus Ziska received the award for Song of the Year for ‘Tokan/Þokan’ (‘The Fog’).
The Whispering Muse by Icelandic author Sjón—translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb—is among 25 finalists for the Best Translated Book Awards for fiction, announced yesterday. The longlist includes works published in 16 languages—none of them English.
The winner of a design competition for a new Arctic Circle landmark on Grímsey Island, off the coast of North Iceland, was announced on Monday.
Icelandic authors Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir and Jón Kalman Stefánsson are among 15 authors to be long-listed for this year’s Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
Papa John’s pizzeria in Ben Stiller’s film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty—which was filmed in Iceland—was chosen as one of the worst cases of latent advertising last year by Brandchannel, who handed out their annual Product Placement Awards last week.
Today is Öskudagur (Ash Wednesday). Öskudagur (literally: ‘Ash Day’) is in many ways Iceland’s answer to Halloween.
Traditional Icelandic saltkjöt og baunir, salted meat and bean stew, is eaten in Iceland today to celebrate Sprengidagur ('Bursting Day'), which is Iceland’s answer to Shrove Tuesday. The motto is to eat stew until you burst.
Björk, Patti Smith, Highlands, Of Monsters and Men, Samaris, Retro Stefson, Mammút and Lykke Li will perform at a concert in Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík on March 18 to raise funds for the conservation of Icelandic nature.