Icelandic artist Björk has been keeping a high profile as of late.
Jón Gnarr, who is in his final days as mayor of Reykjavík, this week formally received the new statue of a mermaid in Hljómskálagarður park, near City Hall, on the other side of the Tjörnin pond.
Experimental hip hop group Death Grips have released the first disc of an unannounced double album, sampling Björk.
The Biophilia Educational Program, developed by Icelandic singer Björk, is to enter the curriculum of schools across the Nordic region, thanks to Nordic Council co-operation.
Today is the Second Day of Whitsun, or Pentecost, a Christian holiday and a bank holiday in Iceland. Although Whitsun is a religious holiday, many people skip mass and use the opportunity to engage in outdoor activities with their friends and families.
Whitsun, or hvítasunna in Icelandic, is a religious holiday, celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter. Usually known as Pentecost in English, the holiday commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Christ.
The official song of Þjóðhátíð 2014, an annual festival held in the Westman Islands during Merchants’ Weekend Weekend was made public on the radio show Bítið on Thursday.
Inside the latest issue of Iceland Review, you will find a blue ice cave and an old man and the sea by photographer Ragnar Axelsson (RAX). We also check out the latest half-Icelandic fashion label, Ostwald Helgason, and talk to our newest music star, Ólafur Arnalds.
A host of musicians have been added to the lineup of the inaugural Secret Solstice music festival in Reykjavík, held June 20-22, bringing the number of acts to 150.
The 34th Nordic Anthropological Film Association (NAFA) film festival opened in Ísafjarðarbíó in Ísafjörður, the West Fjords, today.
Of the 110 full length films shown in Iceland in 2012, 54 percent were from the United States while 8 percent were from the United Kingdom.
Website dv.is recently tasted coffee at 18 cafes in downtown Reykjavík. The reason: in March, CNN put Iceland’s capital on a list of eight of the world’s eight ‘great coffee cities.’
Reykjavík got a new museum yesterday: Borgarsögusafn Reykjavíkur (The City of Reykjavík Museum). The new museum unites Árbær Museum, the Settlement Exhibition, the Reykjavík Museum of Photography, the Reykjavík Maritime Museum and Viðey Island.
GusGus’ first single from their upcoming album, has been proving popular. ‘Crossfade’ from the album Mexico has been viewed on YouTube more than 105,000 times since being released last month.
Tomorrow is Sjómannadagurinn, or Fishermen’s Day, in Iceland. The event is celebrated in all fishing towns around the country. In Reykjavík, the Festival of the Sea runs all weekend.
Ascension Day is a Christian holiday celebrated 40 days after Easter to commemorate Jesus’ bodily ascension to heaven in the presence of his apostles.
Katrín Jakobsdóttir, chair of the Left-Greens and former minister of culture and education, will guide a literary walk in Reykjavík on Sunday.
Icelandic photographer RAX (Ragnar Axelsson) opens two exhibitions today, one at Nuuk Center, in Kalaallit Nunaat’s (Greenland) capital, the other at Reykjavík Museum of Photography at 3 pm.
The 28th Reykjavík Arts Festival opens today with a new work by singer and composer Högni Egilsson, performed in part with church bells in the city center and conducted by the artist himself.