Dalvík SAR received the honor for their effective use of a drone in the rescues of two hikers near Siglufjörður in 2016.
President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson decorated 12 Icelanders with the Knight’s Cross yesterday.
Icelander Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir has won the 2017 Kolkata International Film Festival Award for Best Director for her film The Swan.
Three Icelandic novels, by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, and Sjón, are among the 150 nominees for this year’s International Dublin Literary Award.
Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has been nominated for a World Soundtrack Award in the Best Film Composer of the Year category.
Sandra Mjöll Jónsdóttir, co-founder of the biotech company Platome, was awarded the highest honor at a conference hosted last week by the Global Women Innovators and Inventors Network and the European Union Women Inventors & Innovators Network (GWIIN/EUWIIN).
The McClatchy Company, the ICIJ international investigative journalists’ association, and the Miami Herald were last night awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for ten investigations of the Panama Papers scandal—including one into Wintris, the offshore company owned by Anna Sigurlaug...
The film Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) was selected Film of the Year at last night’s Edda Awards, the Icelandic annual film and television awards.
At a ceremony in Stockholm this morning, Restaurant DILL has was awarded a Michelin star, one of the most prestigious marks of distinction given to restaurants.
The film Heartstone (Hjartasteinn), directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, has been nominated for 16 Edda Awards.
Liv Bergþórsdóttir, CEO of Nova, was chosen Businessperson of the Year 2016 by the business magazine Frjáls Verslun.
The main actors in Icelandic coming-of-age film Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, Baldur Einarsson and Blær Hinriksson, were both named Best Actor at the Marrakech International Film Festival on Saturday.
The young adult novel ‘Sölvasaga unglings’ (The Story of the Teen Sölvi) by Icelandic author Arnar Már Arngrímsson, won the Nordic Council’s Children and Young People’s Literature Prize in Copenhagen yesterday.
Baltasar Kormákur’s mystery TV series ‘Trapped’ (‘Ófærð’), set in East Iceland, received a television award at Prix Europa, the European broadcasting festival, in Berlin on Friday.
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson’s first feature film, ‘Heartstone’ (‘Hjartasteinn’), received three prizes at the Warsaw Film Festival last weekend.
The Lennon Ono Grant for Peace was presented by Yoko Ono at Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavík, yesterday.
The Icelandic film Sparrows (Þrestir) has been nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize, to be presented in Copenhagen on November 1.
On June 17, the Icelandic National Day, artist Ragnar Kjartansson was chosen this year’s Reykjavík City Artist.