Season 7 of Game of Thrones will be filmed in Iceland, Northern Ireland and Spain, as HBO has confirmed to Entertainment Weekly. Iceland has appeared in the series before, where Icelandic landscape has mostly been used for scenes north of the wall.
Chief of Police in Vestmannaeyjar Páley Borgþórsdóttir told Fréttablaðið today that the police will not inform the media about sexual assaults which may occur during the outdoor festival Þjóðhátíð, July 29-Agust 1, until after the investigation has been concluded.
Dorrit Mousaieff, wife of President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, jumped into the lap of Icelandic goalkeeper Hannes Halldórsson’s after Iceland’s win over England at Euro 2016 in Nice last night. Dorrit also danced a victory dance with Eggert Ólafsson, former chair of KSÍ.
On June 17, 1944, the Republic of Iceland was formally established and Iceland became independent after being under Danish rule.
Two men were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the alleged murder of Guðmundur Einarsson, who disappeared in 1974.
After yesterday’s game when Iceland tied Portugal 1-1 in the 2016 Euro Cup in France, Portugal’s captain Christiano Ronaldo criticized Iceland for over-celebrating and has since taken heat from football fans on social media.
Icelandic midfielder Birkir Bjarnason, who scored Iceland’s equalizer against Portugal in their first game at the 2016 Euro Cup in Saint-Étienne, France, yesterday evening, said Iceland is thrilled about the draw.
Thousands of people watched Iceland vs. Portugal outside on a big screen at Ingólfstorg square in downtown Reykjavík yesterday. Iceland Review editor and photographer Páll Stefánsson was also there to take some snapshots, catching the atmosphere.
The Icelandic national team in men's football made a 1-1 draw against Portugal in their first game at the 2016 Euro Cup in France this evening.