Women’s National Football Team Wins First Euro ’21 Qualifier

Iceland’s national women’s football team won their first qualifying match for the 2021 European Championships against Hungary, RÚV reports, with a final score of 4-1. Hopes were high for the [...]

Of Mountains and Men

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the Icelander who portrayed Gregor Clegane, a.k.a. “the Mountain,” in HBO series Game of Thrones, owns and operates a gym in Kópavogur, Iceland.

Parking Lot Becomes Harbourside Park

Miðbakkinn, a former parking lot along the Reykjavík waterfront that has been converted into a public space for families, was opened during a public ceremony on Friday, Vísir reports. Miðbakkinn [...]

Icelandic Cricket Association Offers Indian Cricket Star to Play for Iceland

The Icelandic Cricket Association raised attention online yesterday when it invited Indian cricket start Ambati Rayudu to Iceland to play for the Icelandic team. Rayudu was snubbed for a call up [...]

CrossFit Athlete Receives Second Drug-Related Suspension

CrossFit athlete Hinrik Ingi Óskarsson has received a four-year ban from the organization CrossFit, Inc. for failing a drug test at the Reykjavík CrossFit Championship in May, RÚV reports. This [...]

What is the history of boxing in Iceland?

Iceland Beats Turkey 2-1 in Euro Qualifier

The Iceland men’s national football team beat Turkey 2-1 in a Euro qualifying match at Reykjavík’s Laugardalsvöllur stadium last night. Centre back Ragnar Sigurðsson scored both of the team’s [...]

Turkey Denounces “Disrespectful” Treatment of Football Team at Airport

The Turkish government has issued a diplomatic note to Iceland denouncing what it is calling “disrespectful” and “violent” behaviour against the country’s men’s national football team, aa.com [...]

Iceland Wins Euro Qualifier Against Albania, 1-0

The Icelandic National Men’s football team won its Euro 2020 qualifying match against Albania on Saturday, with a final score of 1-0, mbl.is reports. Iceland earned three points as a result of [...]

Three Icelanders Summit Everest

Bjarni Ármannsson, Leif­ur Örn Svavars­son, and Lýður Guðmunds­son reached the top of Nepal’s Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, on Thursday. Mbl.is reports that Bjarni arrived in [...]

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