Reviews for Everest, Baltasar Kormákur’s movie, which opened the Venice Film Festival yesterday, are somewhat mixed.
A mural by Icelandic artist Erró, Queen of the Jungle, will be unveiled at the Sports Center in Austurberg, Breiðholt, tomorrow.
Ancient chessmen, unearthed in 1831 on the shore of the Isle of Lewis off the west coast of Scotland, may very well be the work of an Icelandic female carver.
The film Fúsi, directed by Dagur Kári Pétursson, has been nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize this year.
The University of California at Berkeley will this fall become the third institution of higher education in the United States to offer a full-course in the Icelandic language.
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is currently in Iceland filming a musical scene for his upcoming comedy-drama Dilwale, which is slated for a December 18 release.
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.
The lineup for the 2015 Reykjavík International Literary Festival, held September 9-12, was announced this week, including international authors Dave Eggers (U.S.), Stine Pilgaard (Denmark), Teju Cole (Nigeria/U.S.) and Ana Maria Shua (Argentina).
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.
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.
A photography exhibit featuring intimate portraits of Icelandic single mothers has gained international attention.
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...
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....
The Reykjavík Jazz Festival 2015 officially began yesterday—though there was also a special sneak preview concert on Tuesday.
Today is the first day of the Reykjavík Jazz Festival. Because of the rain, the jazz parade was moved to Harpa Concert Hall rather than beginning at Hlemmur. The official ceremony will start in Harpa at 17:15 with the “parade” and will then continue as scheduled.
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.
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