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.
Historian Guðni Th. Jóhannesson is supported by the overwhelming majority of respondents, 55.1 percent. His rate remains stable while support fluctuates for the other candidates. In another survey, Guðni loses 5 percent in one week.
The play Njála, a modern take on the Icelandic Njáls saga, won the most trophies at Gríman, the Icelandic Theater Awards last night. The play won ten awards out of 11 nominations, including as Best Play.
More tourists from the US than any other nation visited Iceland in May. US tourists are popular among Icelanders, particularly Icelandic sales people.