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.
The Icelandic Pirate Party is the largest political party in Iceland with 29.9 percent. Meanwhile, new party Viðreisn, continues to grow and now stands at 9.1 percent, up by 1.2 percent.
The West Fjords police have questioned witnesses and some of the individuals suspected of having vandalized nature reserve Hornstrandir the first weekend in June. Vegetation had been scorched, animals shot, a seal left skinned on the beach and an emergency shelter trashed.
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigurður Ingi Jóhannesson declared yesterday that he is in shock over the hatred Omar Mateen must have felt when he brutally attacked and killed innocent people in a gay nightclub in Orlando early yesterday morning. Fifty people were killed and 53 injured.