Iceland’s Largest Electronic Store to Cease DVD Sales

ELKO, Iceland’s largest electronics retailer, will stop selling DVDs starting this fall, Fréttablaðið reports. In a press release about the decision, marketing director Bragi Þór Antoníuson said [...]

Raising Your Voice

Ingvar E. Sigurðsson Wins Second Performance Award in Two Weeks

Actor Ingvar E. Sigurðsson won an award for Best Performance in the film A White, White Day at the Transilvania Film Festival (TIFF) this weekend. RÚV reports that this is the second award that [...]

Bowie Mural in Akranes Moves Fans To Tears

A mural dedicated to David Bowie in the West Iceland town of Akranes has become quite a local attraction and will be the site of a Bowie memorabilia exhibition this weekend, RÚV reports. [...]

Permanent Rainbow Coming to Central Reykjavík

Reykjavík residents will soon be able to enjoy a permanent rainbow, regardless of the weather. RÚV reports that Reykjavík City Council approved a motion yesterday to paint a permanent rainbow at [...]

Staging Reality

Given Name “Woman” Rejected by Naming Committee

Elín Eddudóttir’s request to adopt Kona as her second name was rejected yesterday by the Icelandic Naming Committee, RÚV reports. It is not the first time the name, which simply means “woman” in [...]

Ingvar E. Awarded Best Actor at Cannes Critics’ Week

Icelandic actor Ingvar E. Sigurðsson has been awarded the Louis Roederer Foundation Rising Star Award for his acting in Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur (A White, White Day) at Cannes International Critics’ [...]

Hatari Flew the Palestinian Flag at Eurovison

Icelandic Eurovision act Hatari held up banners bearing the Palestinian flag during the revelation of the votes at the 2019 Eurovision Grand Final. When the camera showed Hatari in the Green [...]

Bookies Give Iceland 4% Chance of Winning Eurovision

Online bookies are predicting that Iceland will come in 8th place at the Eurovision Song Contest Final on Saturday. Per the current odds on, The Netherlands are well-placed to [...]

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