Local Nurse Accidentally Invites 100,000 People to Her Sewing Circle

Archaeological Dig by Prime Minister’s Office

Archaeologists are currently excavating one of the busiest locations in downtown Reykjavík: the Prime Minister’s Office, RÚV reports. Digging in the lot behind the office began around two weeks [...]

Imagine Peace Tower Illuminated Tonight

Yoko Ono invites locals and visitors in Reykjavík to sail to Viðey island tonight for the 13th annual lighting of the Imagine Peace Tower. Rides on the Viðey island ferry will be free of charge [...]

Icelandic Film Premieres in South Korea

Icelandic film Agnes Joy received its world premiere in South Korea at the Busan International Film Festival last Saturday. The film will be premiered in Iceland on October 17. RÚV reported [...]

In Reindeer Country

18:21. All around us are rocks. The wind blows in our faces. Craters, hollows, and dents dot the stony grey hills. For all we know, we’re in Mordor. It beggars belief how any animal can eke out a [...]

Sigur Rós Tax Evasion Case Dismissed

The Reykjavík District Court dismissed the District Attorney’s case against the musicians in Sigur Rós yesterday, RÚV reports. According to the national broadcaster’s sources, the District [...]

Publishing Rights to Andri Snær’s Latest Book Sold in Seven Countries

The rights to Andri Snær Magnason’s latest book, On Time and Water, have already been sold to publishers in seven countries, even though the book is first released in Iceland today. “It’s almost [...]

How do Icelanders take to first contact with people from other countries?

To be completely honest, Icelanders aren’t known for their cosy interactions with strangers.

Baltasar Kormákur Working on Two Projects for Netflix

Director Baltasar Kormákur is working on two big projects for Netflix to be produced in Iceland by Reykjavík Studios. One is a grounded sci-fi television series that will follow events set in [...]

Icelandic Authors Featured in Gothenburg Book Fair

Four Icelandic authors will represent their country’s literature at the Göteborg (Gothenburg) Book Fair in Sweden this week. Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, Kristín Ómarsdóttir, Ragnar Jónsson, and Sigrún [...]

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