Justin Timberlake held his first concert in Iceland last night, at Kórinn sports hall in Kópavogur, a town just outside Reykjavík, to a crowd of around 17,000.
More people than ever, over 100,000, crowded Reykjavík city center on Saturday to participate in the Culture Night celebrations.
The 12 finalists for the ‘Lakes and Fjords’ category in the Iceland Review Photo Contest on Facebook have been chosen and voting is going well.
Icelandic musicians have played a combined 880 concerts abroad so far this year compared to 1,400 during the entire 2013.
The film Vonarstræti (English title: Life in a Fishbowl) by Icelandic director Baldvin Z will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September. TIFF is one of the largest film festivals in North America.
What do earthquakes and music have in common? A lot, says musician Halldór Eldjárn. He has set up a webpage where he has converted the earthquakes from Bárðarbunga volcano to music. The Reykjavík Jazz Festival ends today and thus the experiment is very timely.
The six finalists for the People category in the Iceland Review Photo Contest on Facebook have been chosen and voting is going well.
Poets and creative writing students in Reykjavík and York, England, have joined forces and launched the project ‘Word from a Bench’ in collaboration with Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature, publishing fiction and poetry on benches in the public parks.
The six finalists for the Buildings category in the Iceland Review Photo Contest on Facebook have been chosen and voting is going well.
Internationally renowned Australian-British investigative journalist John Pilger will take part in a symposium entitled ‘War and Peace’ at this year’s Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF), which runs from September 25 to October 5.
The six finalists for the Waterfalls category in the Iceland Review Photo Contest on Facebook have been chosen and voting is going well. The six images are shown here.
The five finalists for the Mountain category in the Iceland Review Photo Contest have been chosen and voting is going well.
Production of the popular Icelandic television show, Sönn íslensk sakamál (‘Real Icelandic Crime’), which chronicles notable Icelandic criminal cases, has been canceled, reportedly due to piracy.
Filmmaker siblings Lana and Andy Wachowski, who wrote and directed the The Matrix trilogy, Cloud Atlas and V for Vendetta, among other films, have announced that Iceland will be one of the filming locations for their new television series, Sense8.
Reykjavík Jazz Festival kicks off today with a parade leaving from Lucky Records (near the bus terminal at Hlemmur) at 5:30 pm and marching down to Harpa Concert Hall.
Almost 2,000 people liked the Facebook page of Icelandic viking metal band Skálmöld in 24 hours after reported that 90 people had disliked it following the band expressing its support for the Reykjavík Pride festival, promoting LGBTQI rights.
BBC World Service radio had returned to Icelandic airwaves after media company 365 decided last month not to renew its broadcasting license with the BBC. Vodafone will now broadcast the program in Iceland on FM 103.5.
An Icelandic family whose car broke down on their way to a family reunion last weekend were able to continue their journey thanks to good samaritans.
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.