The annual Iceland Airwaves festival, held November 5-9 this year, has added more artists to this year’s line-up.
Vonarstræti (Life in a Fishbowl), directed by Baldvin Z, is the most watched film in Iceland so far this year, surpassing The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, according to a press release from distributor Sena.
“We made this film for very little money and the dream has always been to give those who put their heart and soul into this project something in return,” says Lára Guðrún Jóhönnudóttir, producer of the short film Jón Jónsson.
The 72-hour Pagan-themed midnight sun music festival, Secret Solstice, began today at 11.00 in Laugardalur park in Reykjavík. This is the first time the festival has taken place.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden was exempted from the new entrance fee near Námaskarð, North Iceland, it has been revealed.
Dagur B. Eggertsson, the new mayor of Reykjavík, says that the City of Oslo was not under any pressure to uphold the tradition of giving Reykjavík a Christmas tree to put on Austurvöllur square.
This coming fall the Iceland office of the AFS Intercultural Program will provide scholarships of ISK 500,000 (EUR 3,220/USD 4,370) to exchange students wishing to study in predominantly Muslim countries. The ones on offer are Indonesia and Malaysia
Many parts of Iceland remained dry for the National Day public holiday yesterday, as the Republic of Iceland celebrated its 70th birthday.
Today is June 17, Iceland’s national day. It is a public holiday and one of the biggest festival days of the year.
Jón Gnarr, who is in his final days as mayor of Reykjavík, this week formally received the new statue of a mermaid in Hljómskálagarður park, near City Hall, on the other side of the Tjörnin pond.
Experimental hip hop group Death Grips have released the first disc of an unannounced double album, sampling Björk.
The Biophilia Educational Program, developed by Icelandic singer Björk, is to enter the curriculum of schools across the Nordic region, thanks to Nordic Council co-operation.
Today is the Second Day of Whitsun, or Pentecost, a Christian holiday and a bank holiday in Iceland. Although Whitsun is a religious holiday, many people skip mass and use the opportunity to engage in outdoor activities with their friends and families.
Whitsun, or hvítasunna in Icelandic, is a religious holiday, celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter. Usually known as Pentecost in English, the holiday commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Christ.
The official song of Þjóðhátíð 2014, an annual festival held in the Westman Islands during Merchants’ Weekend Weekend was made public on the radio show Bítið on Thursday.
Inside the latest issue of Iceland Review, you will find a blue ice cave and an old man and the sea by photographer Ragnar Axelsson (RAX). We also check out the latest half-Icelandic fashion label, Ostwald Helgason, and talk to our newest music star, Ólafur Arnalds.
A host of musicians have been added to the lineup of the inaugural Secret Solstice music festival in Reykjavík, held June 20-22, bringing the number of acts to 150.
The 34th Nordic Anthropological Film Association (NAFA) film festival opened in Ísafjarðarbíó in Ísafjörður, the West Fjords, today.