If you have a national costume, you’ll get a chance to use it on Sunday.
Our photographer Páll Stefánsson went downtown and brought back a series of photos of children dressed up for Ash Wednesday.
Carnival is celebrated in many countries at this time of year. In Iceland, the carnival season is limited to three days.
Traditional Icelandic saltkjöt og baunir, salted meat and split pea soup, is eaten in Iceland today to celebrate sprengidagur (‘Bursting Day’).
The film Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) was selected Film of the Year at last night’s Edda Awards, the Icelandic annual film and television awards.
“Bolla, bolla, bolla,” is the wakeup call for parents on the morning of Bolludagur ('Bun Day' or 'Cream Puff Day'), followed by encouraging spanks.
The Icelandic Literary Awards were presented by Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson at Bessastaðir, the presidential residence, last night.
Icelandic actress Hera Hilmarsdóttir will be the female lead in Universal and MRC’s adaptation of Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines.
The US film production company STXfilms is close to completing negotiations to produce and distribute Adrift.
The film Heartstone (Hjartasteinn), directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, has been nominated for 16 Edda Awards.
Dark Music Days, an annual festival of contemporary and new music, opens in Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavík, today.
The French Film Festival will be held in Reykjavík January 27-February 10 and in Akureyri January 28-February 3.
The trailer from documentary Under an Arctic Sky was published yesterday. Photographer Chris Burkard and filmmaker Ben Weiland came to Iceland in December 2015 with a group of surfers in the hope of being able to surf under the northern lights.
The first issue of Iceland Review in 2017 appeared as people were ringing in the new year. It has been sent to subscribers overseas and waits to be picked up by those traveling through Keflavík International Airport.
January 6 is known as Þrettándinn or ‘the Thirteenth’ in Iceland. According to the Icelandic calendar, it marks the 13th and last day of Christmas—the first being Christmas Day—and also the day when the last of the 13 Yule Lad brothers, who come down from the mountains 13 days before Christmas,...
There will be bonfires at three locations in the capital area on Friday, January 6, the thirteenth and last day of Christmas.