The Icelandic Opera

Icelanders Love the Theater

Every Icelander visited the theater more than once in 2014, according to the latest numbers from Statistics Iceland. A total of 375,000 visits to theater plays and the opera were registered last year.

Sunshine reflected in a high rise by the Reykjavík seaside.

Calm Weather Warning Issued

The search and rescue team, Þorbjörn, in the town of Grindavík, near Keflavík International Airport, issued a warning yesterday evening when today’s forecast for calm weather with almost no wind was issued, conditions which have been very rare this winter.

Tourists on Sólheimajökull glacier.

How Many Tourists is Too Many?

On an average day, there are 26,000 tourists in Iceland, or 7.2 percent of the country’s population of 329,101. During the summer months, the number of tourists equals up to one in five people in the country.

Of Monsters and Men video for 'Crystals'

Of Monsters and Men Release New Song

Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men released the first song, ‘Crystals,’ off their upcoming album yesterday. One of Iceland’s most loved actors, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, appears in the video, miming the words to the song.

Storm Strands 500 People on Golden Circle Route

Five hundred people ran into trouble on the Golden Circle route yesterday when a big snowstorm hit South and West Iceland. The travelers required assistance from search and rescue and had to be brought to service centers at Gullfoss and Þingvellir.

Holuhraun eruption

New Lake to Appear because of Holuhraun Lava

Scientists expect that a new lake will appear in the northeastern highlands this summer when the melt-water from Vatnajökull glacier will flow into Jökulsá á Fjöllum, making it more voluminous. The new lava from the Holuhraun eruption has blocked some of the river’s waterways, pushing the river...