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Of Horses and Men Big Winner at Film and TV Awards

In Hollywood they have the Oscars, in Iceland it is the Eddas, the Icelandic Film and Television Awards. This year’s award ceremony was in held in Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík on Saturday.

The winners:

Best Film: Hross í oss (Of Horses and Men)
Best Director:...

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake Headed to Iceland

Justin Timberlake will take his world tour in support of his bestselling album The 20/20 Experience to Iceland performing at Kórinn in Kópavogur, a town just outside of Reykjavík, on August 24.

Icelandic Film and Television Awards

The Perfect Line

The readers of visir.is have voted on the five best sentences in Icelandic film history, ahead of the Eddas, the Icelandic Film and Television Awards, on Saturday.

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Viking Silver Bracelet Found in Reykjavík

Last summer archaeological research took place at the so-called Althingi-spot, thought to be the area where the first settlers in Iceland built their houses. In the mud, a silver bracelet was found. The piece was quite delicate, besides being surrounded by very hard soil.

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The Humorous Side of News Put into Poetry

How do you combine your interests? Vala Hafstad, Icelandic poet and mother of four, tackled that question. Her answer is a collection of news-related, humorous poems, hot off the press. Except that it is only published electronically.

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Recipe Books Top List in the Literary Nation

Nine of the top ten best-selling books in Iceland in January were cookbooks.

1. Veisluréttir Hagkaups (entertaining cookbook) - Friðrika Hjördís Geirsdóttir

2. Heilsudrykkir Hildar (health drinks) - Hildur Halldórsdóttir...

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Registration of Century-Old Buildings yet to Begin

The documentation of every 100-year-old building in Iceland is going very slowly. According to a new legislation that came into effect just over a year ago, all such buildings have preservation status but the records of the Land Registry of Iceland are not always a reliable source.

Pétur...

Hjaltalín

Hjaltalín and Múm Finalists for Nordic Music Prize

Icelandic bands Hjaltalín and múm have been announced as being among 12 finalists for the Nordic Music Prize 2013.

The Nordic Music Prize is an annual award for the Best Nordic Album of the Year. Inspired by the UK’s Mercury Prize, the award was instigated in 2010 by by:Larm, the leading...

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Iceland Voted Best TV Location

The readers of British media web site Radio Times have chosen Iceland as their favorite location for a TV show, i.e. the backdrop of HBO’s epic fantasy series Game of Thrones.

More than 1,000 Families Accept Food Donations

cookies04More than 1,000 families received food donations from the charities Maedrastyrksnefnd and Fjölskylduhjálp Íslands on Wednesday. A large group of people had to...

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