The mayor of the Norwegian capital, Oslo says he does not want the traditions associated with the so-called Oslo Christmas tree in Reykjavík to die off following a proposal for Reykjavík’s main Christmas tree to be felled in Iceland this year, instead of being sent as a gift from Oslo.
The Chicago police are investigating a defacement of 18 statues by Icelandic sculptor Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir at the city’s Grant Park.
More than 60 events will take place at the 28th annual Reykjavík Arts Festival, which will be held May 22-June 5, 2014.
The April/May issue of Iceland Review features Iceland’s guardians: writer Andri Snær Magnason, musician Björk and Iceland’s former President, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir.
Not only will British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver be attending the Great BBQ Day in Garður, Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, but there will be a hot dog eating competition.