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UNICEF: Good Preparation for Refugee Reception Essential

Bergsteinn Jónsson, executive director at UNICEF Iceland, stresses the importance of being well prepared as a nation once we receive refugees.

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Russian Film Days

Russian Film Days will be held in Bíó Paradís September 10 – 13 in cooperation with the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Iceland, Northern Traveling Film Festival and GAMMA. The festival will...

A! Performance Festival

A! is a brand new four-day performance festival held September 3-6 in cooperation with Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri Culture Society, Akureyri Theatre, LÓKAL International Theatre Festival, Reykjavik...

Akkúrat hæ fæv!

Davíð Örn Halldórsson's exhibition Akkúrat hæ fæv! will open at Hverfisgallerí next Saturday, August 29, at 4 pm. Halldórsson's works are often very colorful and his visual language references...

Iceland Airwaves 2015

The critically acclaimed Iceland Airways Music Festival is coming up this November for the 16th time and it should not disappoint. Iceland Airwaves is in Inception mode, and crazy excited to be...

Statue of Nonni

Q: I heard that a similar statue of Icelandic children’s book author Nonni (Jón Sveinsson, or Svensson) as that by Nína Sæmundsson which stands in front of Nonni’s House in Akurey

Reykjavík International Literary Festival

The 2015 Reykjavík International Literary Festival will be held September 9-12. Participating international authors include authors Dave Eggers (U.S.), Stine Pilgaard (Denmark), Teju Cole (Nigeria/U...

Budget Accommodation in Iceland

Q: We are looking to come to Iceland December 21-31. We are a family of five including two older children and a one-year-old baby. We are trying to keep costs low.

Street Named after Nonni

Q: I’ve heard that in Akureyri, the hometown of Icelandic children’s book author Nonni (Jón Svensson, or Sveinsson), streets will be named after him and other famous authors from t

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Reykjavík Literary Festival Announces Lineup

The lineup for the 2015 Reykjavík International Literary Festival, held September 9-12, was announced this week, including international authors Dave Eggers (U.S.), Stine Pilgaard (Denmark), Teju Cole (Nigeria/U.S.) and Ana Maria Shua (Argentina).

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From Everest

Mixed Reviews for Everest

Reviews for Everest, Baltasar Kormákur’s movie, which opened the Venice Film Festival yesterday, are somewhat mixed.

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Education

Modern Icelandic Offered at UC Berkeley

The University of California at Berkeley will this fall become the third institution of higher education in the United States to offer a full-course in the Icelandic language.

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