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Elliðavatn Christmas Market

The Elliðavatn Christmas Market opens tomorrow and will stay open every weekend until Christmas 11:00 am-4:00 pm.
The Christmas tree in downtown Reykjavík

Oslo Christmas Tree Lit Sunday

This Sunday, the lights of the Oslo Christmas tree in Austurvöllur square, Reykjavík, will be lit at a public ceremony.

First snow

White Black Friday

When residents of Southwest Iceland woke up this morning, the area was covered with 21 cm (8.3 in) of snow.

gavel as used in courts

Rape Case Acquittals Protested Today

A protest is scheduled for 5:00 pm today in front of the Reykjavík District Court building on occasion of recent verdicts in rape cases in which all the accused were acquitted.


Nordic House Christmas Calendar

The Nordic House, Reykjavík, has announced its annual Christmas Calendar―daily performances December 1-23 at 12:34 pm in the building’s Black Box on the lower floor.

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Source: The Central Bank of Iceland
Updated: November 27, 2015 04:30

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Refugees on Lesbos, Greece

Icelandic Red Cross Sends Delegate to Greece

The Icelandic Red Cross has sent a delegate, Páll Biering, associate professor of psychiatric nursing, to Greece. This is the first time this century that Iceland sends a delegate to a country within Europe.


Paris Attacks


Jón Kalman Stefánsson

Icelandic Author Awarded in France

Icelandic author Jón Kalman Stefánsson has received an award from the French literary journal Lire for his novel Fiskarnir hafa enga fætur (D’ailleurs, les poissons n’ont pas de pieds,The Fish Have No Feet).

Climate Change

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

Arctic Circle Opens

President Ólaf­ur Ragn­ar Gríms­son this morning opened the Arctic Circle Conference at Harpa concert hall.