The old turf farm at Keldur in Rangárvellir, south Iceland, has been reopened for tourists by the National Museum of Iceland. The farm is a unique collection of turf houses and the main farmhouse is a sample of the oldest types of turf farms in Iceland.
Continue readingThe June issue of Swedish design magazine Forum Aid features seven young Icelandic designers in an article headlined “Iceland’s Future.” According to editor Daniel Golling, Icelandic design is different from other Nordic design.
Continue readingReykjavík City Library, Reykjavík Art Museum and the Reykjavík Museum of Photography will offer a free guided tour in English, Spanish and Polish entitled “Reykjavík Safari” on July 10 to introduce the capital’s culture and history.
Continue readingThe second album by Icelandic musician Kira Kira (Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir), Our Map to the Monster Olympics, was released this week. Record label Smekkleysa describes the album as versatile and sometimes scary.
Continue readingA website in five different languages mapping the locations of and providing information on almost 200 swimming pools and natural hot springs around Iceland was launched earlier this month targeting Icelandic travelers and tourists.
Continue readingAn exhibition with photographs taken by Iceland Review’s photographer Páll Stefánsson opened in Johannesburg earlier this month. This is the first time that an Icelandic exhibition opens in South Africa.
Continue readingThe weather forecast is sunny for tomorrow’s free outdoor concert, organized by Björk to promote environment protection. Sigur Rós and Ólöf Arnalds will also perform and the latest addition to the program is Icelandic band Ghostigital.
Continue readingThe Icelandic national women’s football team beat Greece 7-0 in the pre-round for the European Championship in Iceland’s home stadium in Reykjavík yesterday. The team’s youngest player, Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir, scored the first goal.
Continue readingÁrni Thór Arnthórsson and his American fiancé Paris Prince will be the first gay couple to get married in church in Iceland early next month after a new law on the right of religious associations to confirm cohabitation of gay couples took affect today.
Continue readingEvery fifth 11-year-old girl and boy in Iceland thinks they are too fat, or 20 percent, while only ten and 15 percent, respectively, are in fact overweight, according to a recent World Heath Organization (WHO) on the mental condition of teenagers in 37 countries.