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New Erotic Gay Magazine Gets Icelandic Name

Elska is a new erotic magazine targeted at a gay audience, set to hit the stores next month. The magazine’s editor, Londoner Liam Campbell, explains that he chose the name elska—the Icelandic word for ‘to love’—because his love for travel began in Iceland.

Icelandic Actor Kills in Criminal Minds

Icelandic actor Darri Ingólfsson, whose portrayal of serial killer and arch enemy of Dexter Oliver Saxton garnered considerable attention, also played a ruthless murderer in the latest series of Criminal Minds, where he kept a family hostage on a boat.

Tributes Paid to Famous Jazz Guitarist

Guitarist Jón Páll Bjarnason passed away at his home on Sunday, at the age of 77. Jón Páll was among Iceland’s best guitarists and was one of the pioneers of jazz music in the country.

Reykjavík Wants to Preserve Archaeological Find

The City of Reykjavík’s environment and planning committee this week voted to call upon the city council to set up an advisory committee for the archaeological remains recently discovered by Lækjargata, and for the recently rediscovered 19th and 20th century harborside structures along...

Iceland Airwaves Gets Permission for Giant Tents

The City of Reykjavík has granted the Iceland Airwaves music festival permission to set up two large marquees in the city center and hold concerts inside them. The director of the festival thinks it is unlikely they will erect the tents this year, but says it is very useful to have permission....

Björk Gives Reason for Cancelation

It now appears that the reason for the cancelation of Björk’s concerts scheduled for the rest of the year, including two shows at Iceland Airwaves festival, is that the renowned singer overexerted herself in the making of her latest CD, Vulnicura.