A retrospective exhibition of the work of Icelandic singer Björk will open in The Museum of Modern Art in New York on Sunday.
Icelandic alternative rock band Of Monsters and Men (OMAM) performed seven new songs from their upcoming sophomore album at “an intimate gathering” for select journalists and music industry representatives at Henson Studios in Los Angeles on Thursday evening.
A new Icelandic English-language radio station, Radio Iceland, went live last week, broadcasting news about Iceland, weather updates, information on road conditions and Icelandic music, along with interviews with noteworthy people and stories about Iceland.
The winners of the annual Icelandic Music Awards were announced in a ceremony in Harpa on Friday evening. The Rock Album of the Year was In The Eye of The Storm by Mono Town, while Prins Póló won the Pop Album of the Year for Sorrí.
The film Life in a Fishbowl (Vonarstræti, 2014) directed by Baldvin Z took home 12 Edda Icelandic Film and TV Academy awards on Saturday, including for Film, Screenplay, Director, Cinematography and Editing.
Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who was nominated for an Oscar for his music in The Theory of Everything, missed out on the award at the ceremony last night. Instead, Alexandre Desplat took home the award for his music in The Grand Budapest Hotel.
People traditionally don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in Iceland, although its popularity is growing. It falls between two other romantic days: January 23 was Bóndadagur (‘Husbands’ Day’), and today it’s the women’s turn to be pampered on Konudagur (Woman’s or Wives’ Day).
The inaugural Stockfish European Film Festival opens in Bíó Paradís cinema in downtown Reykjavík this evening with a screening of drama/thriller Blow Fly Park, directed by Jens Östberg and starring Icelandic actor Sverrir Guðnason.
Two Icelandic books are among those nominated for this year’s Nordic Council Literature Prize: Novel Fiskarnir hafa enga fætur (‘The Fish Have No Feet,’ 2013) by Jón Kalman Stefánsson and book of poems Skessukatlar (‘Giant’s Kettles,’ 2013) by Þorsteinn frá Hamri, as announced this morning.
Today, children dress up in fancy costumes and visit shops and companies where they sing in exchange for candy.
Traditional Icelandic saltkjöt og baunir, salted meat and bean stew, is eaten in Iceland today to celebrate Sprengidagur (‘Bursting Day’), which is Iceland’s answer to Shrove Tuesday. The motto is to eat stew until you burst.
Today is Bolludagur, or ‘Cream Puff Day,’ in Iceland. Bakers were busy making cream puffs over the weekend, because today Icelanders are expected to consume over one million of the sweet creamy buns.
A resilient rumor has been circulating that Barbadian singer Rihanna will perform in Kórinn in Kópavogur, a neighboring town of Reykjavík, next summer, where a Justin Timberlake concert—the biggest concert in Iceland so far—was held to great success last year.
‘Unbroken’ performed by María Ólafsdóttir will be the song representing Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna in May. The song proved one of the two most popular at the Söngvakeppnin Eurovision final in Iceland —which was broadcast live on RÚV—on Saturday and ended up winning the...
A basic exhibition on Icelandic art history will open at the Reykjavík Museum House on Hverfisgata at the end of March and suggestions have been made for two sculptures to be placed outside the building during the exhibition. Neither artwork is favored by the members of Reykjavík City Council....
Five astronauts and Neil Armstrong’s descendants will visit Iceland at the invitation of the Exploration Museum in Húsavík, Northeast Iceland, next summer to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the training for the moon landing in the Icelandic highlands in 1965 and 1967.
The computer game EVE Online, developed by Icelandic company CCP Games, has been nominated for a BAFTA award, as announced in London yesterday.
Icelandic actress Hera Hilmarsdóttir (Life in a Fishbowl, 2014) accepted her European Shooting Star award in from U.S. actress Natalie Portman at the Berlinale film awards ceremony in Berlin last night. The prize was awarded to ten young actors in Europe.
A large iceberg from Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, Southeast Iceland, was transported to Reykjavík last week for a new theater performance, Fjalla-Eyvindur by Jóhann Sigurjónsson, which opens March 26.
Icelandic and Finnish designers have teamed up in a project titled ‘We Live Here’ for this week’s Stockholm Design Week, which ends tomorrow.
The annual Winter Lights Festival opened in Reykjavík last night with a light installation by artist Marcos Zotes at Hallgrímskirkja cathedral.