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 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.
The skeleton of a blue whale, which was found beached at Skagi in Northwest Iceland in 2010, will be put on display at the Húsavík Whale Museum. Representatives of the Icelandic Museum of Natural History (NMSÍ) have expressed their disapproval with the decision.
Sigurður Ingi Þórðarson—better known as Siggi ‘the Hacker’—this morning confessed in court to charges of sexual abuse brought against him by nine teenage boys.
Police and firefighters were called out to the Red Cross’ Reykjavík office around noon today, after receiving reports that an asylum seeker was threatening self-immolation.
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.
This summer, airport administrators report more people sleeping in the check-in hall of Leifstöð terminal, Keflavík International Airport—despite this practice being prohibited. Some have even taken to sleeping in the arrivals hall, before embarking on their travels in Iceland.
In the past days and weeks, a record number of applications for asylum have been received by the Directorate of Immigration.
Tulipop, a line of children’s products designed by Signý Kolbeinsdóttir and Helga Árnadóttir, was awarded the ‘Best Newcomer’ award in its category at the prestigious Smallish Design Awards.