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Forced Labor of Immigrant Spouses in Iceland

There are cases in Iceland of marriage of convenience where the immigrant spouse, most often a woman, is a victim of human trafficking.


Iceland vs. Netherlands Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow night in Amsterdam, the Icelandic national men’s football team will compete against The Netherlands in qualifiers for the UEFA EURO 2016.


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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Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson

Minister Calls Refugee Debate Pissing Contest

Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson believes Icelanders can accept more than 50 refugees—the number previously agreed on by authorities. He compares recent declarations regarding the number of refugees we should accept to an auction or a pissing contest.



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).


A church in Rauðasandur

Half of Icelanders Hold Religious Beliefs

Roughly 50 percent of Icelanders hold religious beliefs, according to a new Gallup poll. Fifty-one percent of respondents said they considered themselves to be believers, while 30 percent said they were not believers, and 14 percent called themselves atheists. The remainder did not take sides....



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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