Free Bus Service on Culture Night

Strætó bus service will be free of charge on Culture Night, Saturday, August 24th. The annual event serves as the unofficial end to the summer, brings out enormous crowds, and necessitates the [...]

Pride Parade Today!

Reykjavík Pride will reach its apex today with the annual Pride parade, RÚV reports. Several downtown streets will be closed for festivities from 10 am to 6 pm. The parade route will be different [...]

Medieval and Viking Era Artefacts Discovered in North Iceland

Archaeological remains of three buildings have been discovered at Hofstaðir in North Iceland. Archaeologists were not previously aware of the buildings’ existence, RÚV reports. The site, located [...]

Ed Sheeran Arrives in Iceland

British pop star Ed Sheeran arrived in Iceland on Thursday ahead of two concerts he’ll hold at Laugardalsvöllur in Reykjavík this weekend, RÚV reports. The concerts are expected to draw 50,000 [...]

Reykjavík Pride Kicks Off Today

Reykjavík’s annual Pride Festival kicked off today with the painting of a rainbow on Klapparstígur street in the city centre. The festival, which takes place from August 8-17, is celebrating its [...]

Lilja Guest of Honour at Icelandic Festival in US

Iceland’s Minister of Education, Science, and Culture Lilja Alfreðsdóttir was the guest of honour at Mountain, North Dakota’s annual Deuce of August celebrations this year. The festival of [...]

Needle Candy

Loji Höskuldsson’s playing field is the brown canvas of embroidery. Entering a traditional, almost archaic artform, he has wasted no time in breaking down its boundaries.

Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams to Play Icelanders in Eurovision Film

Iceland will have a starring role in Netflix’s upcoming movie about Eurovision, RÚV reports. American comedian Will Ferrell and Canadian actress Rachel McAdams will both play Icelanders in the [...]

Of Monsters and Men Perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live

  Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week on US TV network ABC. The performance was days after the release of their newest album Fever Dream, which has [...]

Nearly Half of Icelanders Hit the Road This Weekend

This holiday weekend, 42.8% of Icelanders plan to travel within the country, Vísir reports. Verslunarmannahelgi, or Merchant’s Weekend, is the busiest holiday weekend of the year in Iceland when [...]

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