A week late, due to the weather, Reykjavík’s Christmas tree lights will be switched on today.
Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson and a representative of the Norwegian Embassy in Iceland cut down a pine tree at Rauðavatn lake on the outskirts of the capital this afternoon to replace the Christmas tree which had been put up on Austurvöllur square.
Icelanders love to have ice cream, all year. Visir.is asked 24 ice cream experts where the best ice cream can be found in the land of ice. The winner, by a big margin, is Brynjuís in Akureyri, North Iceland.
The Icelandic national team of chefs took home five gold medals, including for its hot and cold table, and one bronze from the award ceremony of Expogast 2014 – Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg, which took place yesterday.
In Statistics Iceland’s recent list of the most common names given to newborns in Iceland last year, Aron tops the list for boys and Katrín for girls.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Run The Jewels are among the bands set to perform at All Tomorrow’s Parties (ATP) in Iceland in 2015, as announced this week. Already in July, it was made known that Belle & Sebastian would headline next year’s festival.
The Icelandic Design Award was held for the first time on Thursday in the National Theater in Reykjavík. With the aim to honor “the best Icelandic design and architecture annually,” the first award went to Austurland: Designs from Nowhere.
Iceland will be the focus country at the 29th Eurosonic Noorderslag, the European music platform, which takes place in Groningen, The Netherlands, January 14-17, 2015. Eurosonic is considered to be Europe’s most important live music showcase and conference, attracting more than 3,200 delegates...
Icelandic author Steinunn Sigurðardóttir received the Jónas Hallgrímsson Prize for her contributions to the Icelandic language on Sunday. November 16, the birthday of national poet Jónas Hallgrímsson, is the Day of the Icelandic Language.
Mayor of Reykjavík Dagur B. Eggertsson cut down a pine tree selected by the Reykjavík Forestry Association this week, which will be donated as a Christmas tree to Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, to honor the relationship between the two capitals.
The Design and Craft Fair (‘Handverk og Hönnun’) at Reykjavík City Hall in downtown Reykjavík started on Thursday.
Around 5,000 foreign music fans have made the trip to Reykjavík for this year’s Iceland Airwaves music festival, which runs through Sunday. A total of 9,000 tickets were sold to this year’s festival.
Over the next weekend the second National Icelandic Scrabble Competition will be held. However, a shadow has been cast over the event because of a dispute on the board, a dispute that resulted in one of the board members resigning in protest.
Ancient remains of a house were discovered by ground penetrating radar (GPR) research in Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands) off South Iceland this past summer. Archaeologist Bjarni F. Einarsson believes the islands were settled around 800 AD.
Icelandic drama Life in a Fishbowl (Vonarstræti; 2014) by director Baldvin Z was the big winner at the 56th Nordic Film Days in Lübeck, Germany, claiming the NDR Film Prize of EUR 12,500 (ISK 1.9 million, USD 15,600), on Saturday.
When road improvements of the so-called Konungsvegur (King’s Road) in Þingvellir National Park began last week, old paving stones appeared from underneath the asphalt. These are likely the remains of the original King’s Road from 1907.
Icelandic director Benedikt Erlingsson claimed the 2014 Nordic Council Film Prize Of Horses and Men and the City of Reykjavík won the Nature and Environment Prize at the 2014 Nordic Council Prizes ceremony in Stockholm yesterday.
Biannual visual art festival Sequences will be held for the seventh time in Iceland April 10-19, 2015. Alfredo Cramerotti has been announced as the curator of Sequences VII, taking over from Markús Þór Andrésson. Preparations are said to be going well.
Today is the first day of winter according to the Icelandic calendar. As in the past 11 years, it will be celebrated with Meat Soup Day on Skólavörðustígur in downtown Reykjavík, where passersby can enjoy a taste of free kjötsúpa, a classic culinary staple, from 2 pm.
On Thursday, July 17, at around 11:00 am, the citizens of Reykjavík looked up at the sky in astonishment as the magnificent German airship Graf Zeppelin sailed towards the city. Slowly and majestically it approached, its grey body shining in the sunlight