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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.

Icelandic-Developed Learning Tool Presented in Kenya

Gunnar Stefánsson, professor at the University of Iceland’s Faculty of Physical Sciences, recently returned from Kenya where he presented the tutor-web, an open learning (freeware) system for mathematics and statistics, at two universities.

Computer Game Teaches Kids Programming

Icelandic tech company, Radiant Games, earlier this week released the computer game Box Island—a game aimed at kids eight years and older, which incorporates basic programming lessons.


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

Fire in the Hole

As the world admires the lava fountains of Holuhraun (‘Hole Lava’), scientists wonder what Iceland’s biggest volcano might be up to. Volcanologist...

Son and Dóttir

Remember the 15-year-old girl, simply registered as stúlka (‘girl’) in the National Registry, who sued the Icelandic state—and won—to have her given...

Sharing the Light

Danish-Icelandic artist Ólafur Elíasson’s latest project is helping to bring sustainable energy to the 1.2 billion people around the world without...

Fairy Tale Opera Marguerite

The fairy tale opera Marguerite, by Gunnsteinn Ólafsson and Böðvar Guðmundsson, is an ode to Icelandic nature. It deals with unshakeable friendship and the courage to let one’s dreams come true...

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Whale Watching Tourists Observe Whalers at Work

Tourists on a whale watching trip in Iceland got more than they bargained for and were reportedly horrified when they witnessed whaling vessel Hvalur 8 pull dead fin whales to shore instead of the living whales they had paid to see.


Shah Rukh Khan in Iceland

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is currently in Iceland filming a musical scene for his upcoming comedy-drama Dilwale, which is slated for a December 18 release.



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