The University of Iceland’s Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages recently received a ISK 100 million (EUR 645,000, USD 860,000) grant from the Danish A.P. Møller foundation.
The August-September issue of Iceland Review – Atlantica 2014 has appeared in time for the last glorious summer days in Iceland.
Around 100,000 people, as estimated by the police—which equals 30 percent of the Icelandic nation—attended this year’s Pride Parade.
Award-winning Icelandic actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson has been cast in Breck Eisner’s upcoming supernatural thriller The Last Witch Hunter, where he will be playing one of the witches.
The Icelandic Boy and Girl Scout Organization has announced its participation in the Icelandic Pride Parade, which will be held in Reykjavík next Saturday.
Up to 500 people will be assisting with Justin Timberlake’s sold-out concert in Kórinn in Kópavogur, a town just outside of Reykjavík, later this month.
Icelandic ice cream company Kjörís is set to produce ice cream made from breast milk. The new experimental product, dubbed Búbís, will be offered on Ísdagurinn (‘Ice Cream Day’) in the town of Hveragerði.
The diet in Icelandic monasteries and convents is likely to have been rather diverse, as indicated in recent research carried out by the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) and National Museum of Iceland.
Foreign Minister of Iceland Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson participated in August the Deuce, an Icelandic celebration in Mountain, North Dakota, in the U.S. on Saturday.
The 16th annual Reykjavik Pride, formerly called Reykjavík Gay Pride, begins today. Up to 100,000 people are expected to attend the festival.
Today is Merchants’ Holiday (Frídagur verslunarmanna), a public holiday celebrated annually in early August in Iceland, always on a Monday.
The film Vonarstræti (English title: Life in a Fishbowl) by Icelandic director Baldvin Z has been picked up for international distribution by the German company Films Boutique.
A new trailer from the movie Interstellar by director Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Matt Damon, among others, which was to a large extent filmed in Iceland, was published on variety.com yesterday.
The long Verlunarmannahelgin ‘Merchants’ Weekend’ (or ‘Labor Day Weekend’) is coming up with festivals of all kinds celebrated around the country, including sport, camping, outdoor concerts, typically heavy drinking but also family fun.
According to the website strangebuildings.com, Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík’s iconic church, is one of the strangest buildings in the world. It should be noted that the list is interactive and constantly updated according to votes, with Hallgrímskirkja at 3rd place at the time of writing...
With memories from the last festival still fresh, organizers of ATP Iceland have already announced the first headliner for next year: Belle & Sebastian will perform at Ásbrú, the former NATO base in Keflavík, on July 2 as part of ATP Iceland 2015.
The old French hospital in Fáskrúðsfjörður, East Iceland, originally built in 1903, has been renovated. It opened as a hotel and museum last month.
Justin Timberlake’s sold out show in Kópavogur, a town just outside Reykjavík, on August 24 will be broadcast live around the world via a new website, Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen.
The Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland is working on the preservation of Þingvallabærinn, the distinctive farm at Þingvellir National Park. The houses were built on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, in 1930.
Borg brewery is preparing to export sheep dung smoked IPA Fenrir to the U.S. The beer is the brainchild of brew master Sturlaugur Jón Björnsson, whose love for smoked food inspired him to try the Icelandic traditional method of smoking lamb on beer.
A petition urging 365 Media to renew its license to BBC World Service radio has been added to change.org.
Icelandic band Árstíðir and visual artist Kitty Von-Sometime have announced that they will team up to produce a collaborative art project.