The event ‘Into the Glacier,’ presented as “the world’s first party underneath a glacier,” will take place in the new ice tunnel in Langjökull in West Iceland, Iceland’s second-largest glacier, on June 20 as part of the Secret Solstice music festival.
News 2015 - May
A three-day political festival will be held in the Nordic House in Reykjavík, June 11-13, 2015. As part of the festival, internationally-acclaimed documentary Blueberry Soup will be screened on June 12 at 8:30 pm.
A bronze monument to Icelandic explorer Leifur Eiríksson, who is said to have ‘discovered’ America in the year 1000, by Icelandic sculptor Ívar Valgarðsson, was unveiled in Quebec City, Canada, on May 20.
Sari Maarit Cedergren, resident of Njálsgata in Reykjavík, was on Tuesday issued the first permit to keep chickens in Reykjavík, in accordance with an ordinance approved by Reykjavík City Council last fall.
In the one year since its opening, the Eldheimar museum in Vestmannaeyjar, dedicated to the 1973 Eldfell volcanic eruption on Heimaey island, has welcomed 26,000 visitors. The exhibition includes a house which was recently...
The number of foreign citizens residing in Iceland grew from 21,446 in 2013 to 22,744 in 2014, an increase of 1,298 individuals. If the second generation of immigrants is included, the total number was 30,979, representing approximately 9.5 percent of the total population, up from 9.1 percent in...
Singuringi Hólmgrímsson, a 26-year-old Icelandic citizen, was handed a seven-year sentence by a Melbourne court today for attempting to smuggle cocaine to the country in his and his travel companion’s suitcases. The latter was unaware of the drugs’ presence.
An earthquake of magnitude 4.0, which hit at 1:10 pm this afternoon, could clearly be felt in Reykjavík and neighboring communities. The epicenter was 6.7 km (4.2 miles) north-northeast of Krýsuvík on Reykjanes peninsula, an area known for seismic activity.
The government of Iceland presented an action plan in 11 parts at a press conference this morning, aimed at expediting the design of new wage contracts and calming the current unrest in the labor market. The measures concern taxation, welfare and housing.