Sigur Rós Lilja Birgisdóttir

Sigur Rós Tour Announced

The Icelandic band Sigur Rós announced on their Facebook page this morning that they would be touring Europe in 2016.

The Icelandic Saga Map.

Map Tracks Icelandic Saga Heroes

Did you ever wish you could trace the travels of the heroes of the Icelandic sagas, and know precisely where each of them uttered an unforgettable sentence, or died a heroic death? Well, now you can. The Icelandic Saga Map has just been awarded the Utilization Award (Hagnýtingarverðlaun) at the...


Teaching Smart Devices Icelandic

Minister of Education Illugi Gunnarsson all but promised this week that Icelandic would become usable in communication with smart devices of the future.

Outside Laugarásvídeó store

Iceland’s Largest Video Store to Close

Laugarásvídeó, Iceland’s largest video store, located on Dalbraut in Reykjavík, is to close after 30 years of operation. The store is one of the last remaining video stores in the country.

Baltasar Kormákur during filming for Everest

Film Studio to Rise in Reykjavík?

Reykjavík City Council yesterday voted to start negotiations with film director Baltasar Kormákur and his production company Rvk Studios regarding a film studio, which could rise in Gufunes, Reykjavík.


Kaleo Featured in Mick Jagger’s HBO Series

The Icelandic rock band Kaleo recently received a phone call, telling them that Rolling Stones’ singer Mick Jagger and film director Martin Scorsese were interested in using their latest song for their new HBO series, Vinyl.


More Photos from Iceland Airwaves

It’s hard to believe but it’s just over a week since Iceland Airwaves 2015 music festival came to an end. Here we bring you some images of some of the stand-out acts this year.

From Handverk og Hönnun

Icelandic Design Fair Opens

The Design and Craft Fair (‘Handverk og Hönnun’) at Reykjavík City Hall in downtown Reykjavík opened yesterday. Various crafts and design studios in Iceland are represented at the fair, which has been held since 2006.