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Icelandic Film Wins Three Awards at Tribeca

Virgin Mountain (original title: Fúsi), Icelandic director Dagur Kári Pétursson’s most recent film, won three of the main awards in the World Narrative Competition at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York yesterday, including for Best Narrative Feature.

Musicians to Open Reykjavík Chip Shop

Musician Friðrik Dór Jónsson plans to open a chip shop, Reykjavík Chips, at Vitastígur 10 in the downtown area, with fellow musician Ólafur Arnalds, actor Arnar Dan Kristjánsson and gourmet Hermann Óli Davíðsson.

First Day of Summer Celebrated in Iceland

Today is the first day of Harpa, the first summer month of the old Icelandic calendar, which is also officially the first day of summer, or Sumardagurinn fyrsti. The holiday always falls on the first Thursday after April 18 and has been a bank holiday since 1921. Sumardagurinn fyrsti is one of...

Björk Makes Time 100 List

Icelandic musician and icon Björk Guðmundsdóttir has made this year’s Time 100 list of the world’s most influential people. Interestingly, she is the only person from the Nordic countries on the 2015 annual list.

Exhibition on Iceland’s Visual Arts Heritage Opens

A new and unique permanent exhibition opens today in the historical Culture House on Hverfisgata in central Reykjavík. The exhibition, which will take place in the entire building, focuses on the heritage of the visual arts in Iceland across different genres, from the Middle Ages to present day...

South Iceland Cave Made before Settlement

Archaeologist Kristján Ahronson has concluded that Kverkarhellir, a manmade cave between waterfall Seljalandsfoss and farm Seljaland in South Iceland, was partly created around 800 AD, before the settlement of Iceland, which, according to sources, began in 874.

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