Culture

Oslo Christmas Tree, Austurvöllur.

Oslo Wants to Nurture Reykjavík Relations Despite Tree Tussle

By Alëx Elliott
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.
Sigur Rós Lilja Birgisdóttir

Sigur Rós Featured in Game of Thrones

By Ásta Andrésdóttir
A song by Icelandic band Sigur Rós is featured in the TV Series Game of Thrones.
Kaleo

Top 10 in Iceland

By Zoë Robert
The Top 10 in the Icelandic music charts.
Iceland Airwaves

Iceland Airwaves Announces More Artists

By Zoë Robert
Iceland Airwaves has announced more artists for this year’s festival, which runs November 5-9.
Books store Reykjavík

Icelandic Books at the London Book Fair

By Ásta Andrésdóttir
Books by Icelandic authors will be presented at the London Book Fair, which opens tomorrow.
Chicago's Grant Park

Icelandic Sculptures Defaced in Chicago

By Ásta Andrésdóttir
The Chicago police are investigating a defacement of 18 statues by Icelandic sculptor Steinunn Þórarinsdóttir at the city’s Grant Park.
Iceland Review cover April-May 2014

New Issue of Iceland Review Out

By Ásta Andrésdóttir
The April/May issue of Iceland Review features Iceland’s guardians: writer Andri Snær Magnason, musician Björk and Iceland’s former President, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir.
Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur hot dog stand

Hot Dog Eating Contest in Garður

By Páll Stefánsson
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.
101 Reykjavik cafe in Southsea

Couple Open Iceland-Inspired Cafe in UK

By Zoë Robert
Chris and Lisa Whitear recently opened 101 Reykjavík, an Icelandic-style cafe bar in Southsea, the U.K.

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