The top 10 in the Icelandic music charts this week.
A new record was set among Icelandic Twitter users in connection with this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
British cellist Zoë Martlew is holding a free concert at Reykjavík Art Museum, Hafnarhús, at 8 pm tonight.
Icelandic musician Ásgeir Trausti has sold out his show at Metro Theatre in Sydney on July 23, themusic.com.au reports. Ásgeir also plays Melbourne the night before and the Splendour in the Grass festival in Byron Bay on July 25.
Icelandic film director Baltasar Kormákur is in discussions to direct Reykjavík, a historical drama chronicling the 1986 Reykjavík Summit meeting between U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev, held in Höfði in...
The total cost to Iceland’s national broadcaster RÚV for coverage of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen totaled ISK 30 million.
The oldest singles chart list in Iceland is compiled by state broadcaster RÚV’s radio station Rás 2 each week.
Iceland’s ‘No Prejudice’ by Pöllaponk ended in 15th place in the finals of tonight’s Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen.
Icelandic musicians Lay Low, Mammút and Samaris are performing at this year’s Great Escape festival in Brighton, U.K., which kicks off today and runs through Saturday.
Iceland’s entry to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, ‘No Prejudice’ by Pollapönk, is through to Saturday’s finals.
Today Iceland celebrates Labor Day, as is celebrated in many countries across Europe. Also referred to as May Day, it has been a national holiday in Iceland since 1966 and is one of the country’s 11 flag days.
Danes, Norwegians and Swedes can now read the Sagas of the Icelanders in their own modern languages.
Iceland’s entry to the Eurovision Song Contest is not yet enjoying as much popularity overseas as its performers would hope for.
A long-held ambition of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra will be realized this summer when the orchestra holds its first concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
An attempt is being made today to break the Guinness world record in diaper changing and a group of Icelandic parents are getting involved too.
Parades, games and outdoor activities marked yesterday’s First Day of Summer public holiday, right across Iceland.
Today is the first day of Harpa, the first summer month of the old Icelandic calendar, which is also officially the first day of summer, or Sumardagurinn fyrsti. The holiday always falls on the first Thursday after April 18 and has been a bank holiday since 1921.
Easter Monday is a bank holiday and the last day of Easter celebrations in Iceland. It is known as Annar í páskum ('The second day of Easter') in Icelandic and also commemorates the resurrection of Christ.
On Easter Sunday, Páskadagur (“Easter Day”), people in Iceland often have roast meat for dinner, often lamb, and enjoy chocolate Easter eggs.