President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson decorated 12 Icelanders with the Knight’s Cross yesterday.
The sun will rise at 11:30 am this morning and set at 3:30 pm, giving Iceland only four hours of daylight on the Winter Solstice.
Though Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower will be lit tonight on Viðey island near Reykjavík, most locals will have another event on their mind: Iceland’s football match against Kosovo at Laugardalshöll stadium.
Minister of Education, Science and Culture Kristján Þór Júlíusson has appointed a committee to analyze the current state of book publishing in Iceland.
Costco representatives visited Iceland a few weeks ago to familiarize themselves with the Icelandic phenomenon known as “the Christmas book flood” (jólabókaflóðið).
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.
The May/June issue of Iceland Review is out, filled with interesting articles, interviews and colorful photos.
The Reykjavík Chess Open, which starts today, will be the biggest and hardest-fought in the competition’s 53-year history.
Today is the last day before Christmas, known as Þorláksmessa (‘The Mass of St. Þorlákur,’ Iceland’s patron saint). The day is celebrated by eating skata, putrefied (or fermented) skate, and buying the last Christmas presents.
A young Syrian boy, who arrived in Iceland as a refugee in January, charmed visitors at the Reykjavík City Library last week by singing an Icelandic nursery rhyme in flawless Icelandic.
The mystery reels fished up by lobster fishermen in Faxaflói bay earlier this month are from a Soviet film from 1968.
Ten residents of the West Fjords have written an open letter to municipal authorities in Ísafjörður, lamenting the fact that they are required to wear bathing suits in the town’s Finnish sauna.
The Icelandic horse and traditions surrounding it could possibly make UNESCO’s Heritage List within a few years.
Did you ever wish you could trace the travels of the heroes of the Icelandic sagas, and know precisely where each of them uttered an unforgettable sentence, or died a heroic death? Well, now you can. The Icelandic Saga Map has just been awarded the Utilization Award (Hagnýtingarverðlaun) at the...
The Icelandic Crime Authors’ Association has named DNA by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir the best crime novel of 2014, awarding it with the Blóðdropinn (‘Blood Drop’) trophy. The book will be Iceland’s contribution to this year’s Glass Key Award for Nordic crime authors.
Cairns, or carefully arranged piles of stones, have been popping up all over the place and are a more serious problem than it might first appear.
Sunday May 31 is being touted as Obscura Day by Atlas Obscura, a website promoting the world’s hidden gems and little-known wonders.