Organizers of the 2016 Iceland Airwaves music festival, to be held November 2-6, have just announced that Icelandic musician Björk will perform an exclusive show at Harpa concert hall on Saturday, November 5.
A record four hundred people have signed up for Icelandic as a second language at the University of Iceland this fall.
The 2016 Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) will be held in Reykjavík, September 29-October 9.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Icelandic film director Baltasar Kormákur is in talks with American film producer Harvey Weinstein to direct the Weinstein Co.’s next film.
A recent archaeological find in Iceland suggests that the country may have been inhabited as early as the year 800, or 74 years earlier than its official settlement date.
RVK Studios and RÚV have reached an agreement to cooperate in the production of a second season of the popular mystery TV series ‘Trapped’ (‘Ófærð’).
The Arnamagnæan Manuscript Collection will not be moved from its current location in Copenhagen, as had been suggested.
The Nordic Council Film Prize Festival opens at Háskólabíó cinema in Reykjavík tomorrow night and runs through September 18.
University of Iceland History Professor Gunnar Karlsson suggests the sword discovered by goose hunters in South Iceland may have belonged to the priest and chieftain Hróar Tungugoði.
More than 200 people are busy preparing for Canadian pop star Justin Bieber’s concerts in Kórinn, Kópavogur, to be held tomorrow and Friday.
The Icelandic film Sparrows (Þrestir) has been nominated for the Nordic Council Film Prize, to be presented in Copenhagen on November 1.
The first sheep herders headed for the mountains yesterday for the annual réttir, roundups of horses and sheep. The first réttir will take place in the Húnavatnssýsla and Eyjafjörður regions tomorrow.
The film Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) by Icelandic director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival yesterday as one of 12 films in the Venice Days category. The film was well received by both attendees and critics.
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.
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.
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.