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Yan Pascal Tortelier

Tortelier to Conduct Symphony Orchestra

Yan Pascal Tortelier has been hired as chief conductor of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra.
Þorsteinn B. Friðriksson, CEO of Plain Vanilla.

British ITV to Air QuizUp

The British television station ITV has decided to purchase quiz shows based on the video game QuizUp, created by Icelandic company Plain Vanilla.


Reykjavík Reads Festival

The fourth annual Lestrarhátíð, or Reykjavík Reads Festival, organized by Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature, commences on October 1. This year, the one-month festival is dedicated to author Svava...

Sheepskins in Wholesale

Q: I'm interested in importing long hair skins of sheep or goats to America. Can you help with a supplier?

John, US


Svavar Knútur in Concert

Singer and songwriter Svavar Knútur will be giving a concert to celebrate the release of his new CD/record Brot at Gamla bíó movie theater, Reykjavík. His other concerts will be as follows: ​Græni...



This time you might be more inclined to install that notorious ‘anti-incest’ app…

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The bridge across Eldvatn, South Iceland, in the Skaftá flood 2015.

Skaftá Surrounds Ring Road, Swelling in South Iceland Rivers

Water from the flash flood in glacial river Skaftá in South Iceland now flows on both sides of the Ring Road. However, the flood appears to be subsiding and the road remains open. The bridge across Eldvatn by Ásar, South of the Ring Road, still stands, but it may collapse as the flood has torn...


From the film Rams.

Zürich’s Golden Eye Goes to Iceland’s Rams

Rams (Hrútar) by Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson won the main prize, the Golden Eye trophy, as best International Feature Film at the Zürich Film Festival (ZFF) last night along with a CHF 25,000 (ISK 3.3 million, USD 26,000, EUR 23,000) cash prize.



Danish Diet Fattens Icelandic Horse

Every fourth Icelandic horse in Denmark is too fat, according to a new study, and obesity is a large problem among the Icelandic horse in Denmark.

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