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Minister Says We Can Accept Many More Refugees

Eygló Harðardóttir, minister for social affairs, says “we are one of the richest nations in the world and we can accept many more [refugees] than we have been accepting in the past."
Syrian refugees on the border to Lebanon.

Icelanders’ Offer of Help is World News

The Facebook event Kæra Eygló Harðar—Syria calls, created by Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir, author and professor, to encourage Icelandic authorities to accept more Syrian refugees, has not only caught the attention of Icelanders, but also that of media abroad.

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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

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...

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Police

Fatal Accident at Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

A woman in her fifties, who was traveling the country with her family, died when she was hit by a boat on wheels at the parking lot outside the service center for Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in Southeast Iceland yesterday afternoon.

literature

Books

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).

religion

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....

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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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