Icelandic musicians Lay Low, Mammút and Samaris are performing at this year’s Great Escape festival in Brighton, U.K., which kicks off today and runs through Saturday.
Iceland’s entry to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, ‘No Prejudice’ by Pollapönk, is through to Saturday’s finals.
Today Iceland celebrates Labor Day, as is celebrated in many countries across Europe. Also referred to as May Day, it has been a national holiday in Iceland since 1966 and is one of the country’s 11 flag days.
Danes, Norwegians and Swedes can now read the Sagas of the Icelanders in their own modern languages.
Iceland’s entry to the Eurovision Song Contest is not yet enjoying as much popularity overseas as its performers would hope for.
A long-held ambition of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra will be realized this summer when the orchestra holds its first concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
An attempt is being made today to break the Guinness world record in diaper changing and a group of Icelandic parents are getting involved too.
Parades, games and outdoor activities marked yesterday’s First Day of Summer public holiday, right across Iceland.
Today is the first day of Harpa, the first summer month of the old Icelandic calendar, which is also officially the first day of summer, or Sumardagurinn fyrsti. The holiday always falls on the first Thursday after April 18 and has been a bank holiday since 1921.
Easter Monday is a bank holiday and the last day of Easter celebrations in Iceland. It is known as Annar í páskum ('The second day of Easter') in Icelandic and also commemorates the resurrection of Christ.
On Easter Sunday, Páskadagur (“Easter Day”), people in Iceland often have roast meat for dinner, often lamb, and enjoy chocolate Easter eggs.
Good Friday, or Föstudagurinn langi (‘Long Friday’) in Icelandic, is a bank holiday in Iceland and part of Easter celebrations. It commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and is a day of mourning.
Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday), known as Skírdagur in Icelandic, is a bank holiday and part of Easter celebrations in Iceland
The mayor of the Norwegian capital, Oslo says he does not want the traditions associated with the so-called Oslo Christmas tree in Reykjavík to die off following a proposal for Reykjavík’s main Christmas tree to be felled in Iceland this year, instead of being sent as a gift from Oslo.