Iranian Film Is RIFF Winner

The Iranian film Wednesday May 9, directed by Vahid Jalilvand, won Reykjavík International Film Festival‘s first prize, the Golden Puffin, as Discovery of the Year 2015.

New Issue of Iceland Review out Now

The October-December issue of Iceland Review-Atlantica (0515)—the final issue this year—has appeared, fresh from print and packed with interesting material and stunning photographs. It’s on its way to subscribers.

The Icelandic Pantry at London’s Borough Market

Fourteen Icelandic artisan food producers will be selling their products at London’s famous Borough Market for the first time, October 7-10. At The Icelandic Pantry, blueberry-cured lamb, the world’s only geothermally-produced sea salt and an eco-whey drink with wild berries, Iceland moss and...

NBC to Create Shows Based on QuizUp

US television network NBC announced yesterday its plans for making quiz shows for young people based on video game QuizUp, created by Icelandic company Plain Vanilla. The company’s CEO Þorsteinn B. Friðriksson told that the network had approached him with the idea six months ago.

Asylum Seekers Enjoy Social Program

Social activities for asylum seekers in Iceland take place under the careful management of the Red Cross’s Julie Ingham, based in Garðabær and Hafnarfjörður. She says it is extremely important to assist asylum seekers when they first reach Iceland.

Bieber Bye Bye

World-famous Canadian pop star Justin Bieber (21) has now left Iceland for the USA after a few days’ vacation.

Everest a First Week Success

Everest, the latest film by Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur, is already a massive box office success around the world and is enjoying generally favorable reviews.

BDSM to Stop Being an Illness

Iceland’s Directorate of Health has no objection to the country following the lead of all the other Nordic countries and removing BDSM behavior from its list of mental illnesses.

I Want to be Weird at the Nordic Panorama

The Icelandic documentary I Want to be Weird, directed by Brynja Dögg Friðriksdóttir, will be shown at the Nordisk Panorama documentary festival being held this weekend (September 18-23) in Malmö, Sweden.


Members of one of Iceland’s biggest musical exports, the band Of Monsters and Men, are set to appear in the upcoming sixth series of Game of Thrones.