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Anna Lára Orlowska, Miss Iceland 2016.

Anna Lára Orlowska Miss Iceland 2016

Anna Lára Orlowska was crowned Miss World Iceland 2016 on Saturday and will represent Iceland in Miss World in Washington DC on December 18. The 22-year-old works in the community center Miðberg in Breiðholt, the Reykjavík suburb where she grew up.

Artwork Hringur og Kúla.

Grímsey Artwork too Heavy for Arctic Circle

A new outdoor artwork, Hringur og Kúla (‘Circle and Ball’) by Kristinn E. Hrafnsson and Studio Granda, turned out to be too heavy to be moved to the Arctic Circle on Grímsey island, north of Iceland, where it was supposed to stand and move with the Arctic Circle.

Reykjavík Jazz Festival 2016.

Reykjavík Jazz Festival in Full Swing

The 2016 edition of the Reykjavík Jazz Festival opened in Iceland’s capital yesterday with marching musicians. Running through August 14 with concerts in Harpa, the program includes Latin music performed by Tómas Einarsson and Sigríður Thorlacius.

An artwork by Kristjana S. Williams in Rio.

Icelandic Artist Garners Attention in Rio

A video work by Icelandic artist Kristjana S. Williams is being projected onto the façade of Hotel Belmond Copacabana in Rio, Brazil, on the occasion of the Olympics. A video of the artwork has been shared on Facebook and viewed more than two million times.

No Thieves in Tálknafjörður

​Guðlaug Björnsdóttir owner of the self-service fishing shop, at Strandgata in Tálknafjörður, in the West Fjords, told Iceland Review, that everyone pays for what they purchase, in the small shop with no staff, and no security camera, and no police around.

Ben Affleck in Justice League.

Justice League to be Filmed in Iceland

Justice League, the latest film in the DC-Comics series, will be shot in Iceland in October, more specifically in the village Djúpavík in the West Fjord’s remote Árneshreppur region. Owner of local hotel Ásbjörn Þorgilsson is...

Jon Snow and Ygritte in Icelandic cave.

Game of Thrones to Return to Iceland

Season 7 of Game of Thrones will be filmed in Iceland, Northern Ireland and Spain, as HBO has confirmed to Entertainment Weekly. Iceland has appeared in the series before, where Icelandic landscape has mostly been used for scenes north of the wall.

Ragnar Kjartansson.

Rave Review of Icelandic Exhibition in London

In yesterday’s review of a survey exhibition of Icelandic aritist Ragnar Kjartansson’s work at the Barbican Centre in London, the Guardian calls Ragnar “one of the most brilliant artists at work today.”

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