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Vonarstræti Most Watched Film this Year

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.

a director shooting a film

Icelandic Film in Online Film Fest

“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.

Secret Solstice Festival Has Begun

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.

mermaid in tjörnin

Jón Gnarr Receives Mermaid

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.

Church in Seyðisfjörður

Today is the Second Day of Whitsun

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.

A church

Whitsun Celebrated in Iceland

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.

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New Issue of Iceland Review Out

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.

Camping in Reykjavík

More Bands Added to Secret Solstice

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.

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