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Eistnaflug.

Idiots Not Allowed!

The Eistnaflug music festival is underway for the twelfth time in the town of Neskaupstaður in East Iceland. The festival slogan, ‘Don’t be an idiot’, is meant as a reminder to festivalgoers to behave themselves, or risk the festival being cancelled.

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson.

Icelandic Actors in Fantastic Beasts 2

By greta

Icelandic actors Ingvar E. Sigurðsson and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson will appear in the second instalment of the Fantastic beasts and Where to Find Them series.

Carlo Petrini

Slow Food Founder Coming to Iceland

Carlo Petrini, president and co-founder of the global grassroots organization Slow Food, will be visiting Iceland next week and giving a lecture at at the University of Iceland on Tuesday.

Ég man þig.

New Icelandic Thriller Premieres

A new Icelandic film, ‘Ég man þig’ (I Remember You), based on the chilling thriller of the same name by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, will premiere in Icelandic movie theaters today.

Harpa

Souvenir Shops Hampering Harpa?

There is disquiet among those who put on artistic and cultural events at Harpa Concert and Conference Center in Reykjavík. The reason is the selection of retail outlets they share the building with.

Stokkseyrarkirkja

Icelandic State “Owes Church Billions"

The National Church of Iceland has criticized the financial plan of the Government in a formal letter from the church council and the combined bishops. The financial plan is currently going through parliament.

Tango.

The Icelandic Tango Studio in Buenos Aires

Not happy to settle for the easy life, it was with a real sense of adventure that Helen Halldórsdóttir opened her own tango dance studio in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, often called the “Mecca of Tango”.

Reykjavík

Gleðilegt sumar!

Today is the official first day of summer in Iceland and is a public holiday. It is common for people to wish each other ‘gleðilegt sumar’ (happy summer) today.

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