Icelandic Startup Awarded GALILEO Master

leifur-locatifyLeifur Björn Björnsson, co-founder of the Icelandic startup company Locatify accepted the GALILEO Master – Öresund Award in Munich, Germany, last week, as part of the competition European Satellite Navigation on business ideas involving satellites.

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Halldór Laxness’s Love Letters Published

skaldid-og-astin_laxness-brSkáldid og ástin (“The Novelist and His Love”), a collection of letters Icelandic Nobel Prize in Literature Laureate Halldór Laxness wrote to his first wife Ingibjörg Einarsdóttir, edited by Halldór Gudmundsson and the couple’s son, Einar Laxness, was published in Iceland this week.

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Raven Songs and Musical Instrument Workshop

raven_rvkcitylibraryThere is a myriad of Icelandic songs about ravens, some of which are well known but others lesser known. Reykjavík City Library is hosting a “fun and educational” program about ravens for older preschoolers and younger school children on Sunday at 3 pm.

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New Album Releases and Concerts in Iceland

gang-relatedThe debut of rock band Gang Related, the ten-track Stunts & Rituals, has been released by Brak Records in Iceland. Their music is described as “dreamy rock” in the spirit of The Kinks, Pavement and Bruce Springsteen. To celebrate, Gang Related will perform at a concert at Reykjavík venue Bakkus tonight.

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