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US Shines Spotlight on Human Trafficking in Iceland

Forced marriages are more common in Iceland than most people would like to believe, according to a new report on human trafficking around the world by the US Department of State.
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Festival Weekend Begins

The first Monday of each August is Iceland’s ‘tradesmen’s holiday’ and the weekend around it, Verslunarmannahelgin (the Tradesmen’s Weekend) has become Icelanders’ biggest annual travel weekend.

Cold Summer Not Putting People Off Highlands

Though summer in the Icelandic highlands has been cold, with snow still on the ground in some parts, the number of visitors has not gone down since last year. The huts at Landmannalaugar opened on June 15, a little later than last year due to snow, and have been full almost every night since....

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Rae Sremmurd

American hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd, composed of brothers Khalif "Swae Lee" Brown, and Aaquil "Slim Jimmy" Brown, will take the stage in Laugardalshöll on Thursday August 27. Rising stars on the...

Melodica Festival Reykjavík

Melodica is an independent global festival network that celebrates songwriters and aims to build community between local and overseas acts. Founded in Australia in 2007, the festival quickly spread...

Buying Bus Passes in Reykjavík

Q: Is there a Reykjavík City Card you can buy for one month? A card that that will allow me to use the Reykjavík public transport without paying each time.

Overnight Camping

Q: I’ve been watching the live web cam from Jökulsárlón and I’ve seen a camper vehicle that’s been parked for several days in the parking lot of the glacial lagoon.

Reykjavík Jazz Festival

The Reykjavik Jazz Festival celebrates it's 25th anniversary this year, and will take place from August 12-16 at Harpa Concert Hall. From the beginning it has presented the full spectrum of styles...

Innipúkinn Music Festival 2015

The Innipúkinn music festival will be held for the 14th time over this Merchants’ Weekend (Verslunarmannahelgi)—this time at Reykjavík clubs Húrra and Gaukurinn. Merchant’s Weekend is known for its...

Jessie J Concert in Laugardalshöll

This coming September 15, award-winning English R&B pop-star Jessie J will take the stage in Laugardalshöll. The concert is part of her ongoing Sweet Talker Tour, which began in January. The...

Iceland Writers Retreat

The third Iceland Writers Retreat will take place in Reykjavík, April 13-17, 2016, and registration opens on July 20, 2015. Spaces are limited.

Taking Children to Restaurants

Q: I am traveling to Iceland next week with my daughter and grandchildren (aged 5 and 2). Can I take them to eat at a nice restaurant such as the Fish Company - Fiskfélagið?

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New Spa Resort for South Iceland?

“We are extremely pleased with the interest these parties are showing in Hveragerði and have been waiting for someone to see the possibilities for more development in the area,” says Aldís Hafsteinsdóttir, the mayor of Hveragerði in South Iceland.

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