Today is June 17, Iceland’s National Day.
Four pagan graves, believed to date from the tenth century, were discovered by archaeologists on Dysnes point, near Akureyri.
The big stage has now been set up at the Secret Solstice music festival that will take place in Laugardalur valley in Reykjavík this weekend.
The top of Esja mountain, near Reykjavík, will be the venue this evening for a concert featuring some of Iceland’s best-known hip hop artists.
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.
A conference of authors of nonfiction will be held at the University of Iceland and Harpa Concert Hall June 1-4.
The May/June issue of Iceland Review is out, filled with interesting articles, interviews and colorful photos.
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.
A deal has been reached between RVK Studios and Buccaneer Media in the UK for the production of a television drama series about the so-called Guðmundur and Geirfinnur case.
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.
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.
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”.
Svala Björgvinsdóttir, Iceland’s 2017 entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, has shown her versatility by releasing a video of an unplugged version of her song, Paper.
Iceland has gained a reputation as a bit of a knitting superpower in recent years—in no small part thanks to the ubiquitous lopapeysa sweaters—but also because of the country’s numerous, very woolly, sheep.
Halldóra K. Thoroddsen has been named as one of the 12 recipients of this year’s European Union Prize for Literature.
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.
Today is the fifth and final day of the long Easter weekend off work and most people use today for relaxation and recreation.
Today is the third day of Iceland’s five-day Easter weekend, though it is not a public holiday and is a normal Saturday for shops and services.
Today is the second day of the five-day Easter weekend in Iceland. It is also the saddest day of the year for Christians.
Today is the first day in Iceland’s mammoth five-day Easter weekend. It is a public holiday and many businesses are closed.