The 72-hour Pagan-themed midnight sun music festival, Secret Solstice, began today at 11.00 in Laugardalur park in Reykjavík. This is the first time the festival has taken place.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden was exempted from the new entrance fee near Námaskarð, North Iceland, it has been revealed.
Dagur B. Eggertsson, the new mayor of Reykjavík, says that the City of Oslo was not under any pressure to uphold the tradition of giving Reykjavík a Christmas tree to put on Austurvöllur square.
This coming fall the Iceland office of the AFS Intercultural Program will provide scholarships of ISK 500,000 (EUR 3,220/USD 4,370) to exchange students wishing to study in predominantly Muslim countries. The ones on offer are Indonesia and Malaysia
Many parts of Iceland remained dry for the National Day public holiday yesterday, as the Republic of Iceland celebrated its 70th birthday.
Today is June 17, Iceland’s national day. It is a public holiday and one of the biggest festival days of the year.
Jón Gnarr, who is in his final days as mayor of Reykjavík, this week formally received the new statue of a mermaid in Hljómskálagarður park, near City Hall, on the other side of the Tjörnin pond.
Experimental hip hop group Death Grips have released the first disc of an unannounced double album, sampling Björk.
The Biophilia Educational Program, developed by Icelandic singer Björk, is to enter the curriculum of schools across the Nordic region, thanks to Nordic Council co-operation.
Today is the Second Day of Whitsun, or Pentecost, a Christian holiday and a bank holiday in Iceland. Although Whitsun is a religious holiday, many people skip mass and use the opportunity to engage in outdoor activities with their friends and families.
Whitsun, or hvítasunna in Icelandic, is a religious holiday, celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter. Usually known as Pentecost in English, the holiday commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Christ.
The official song of Þjóðhátíð 2014, an annual festival held in the Westman Islands during Merchants’ Weekend Weekend was made public on the radio show Bítið on Thursday.
Inside the latest issue of Iceland Review, you will find a blue ice cave and an old man and the sea by photographer Ragnar Axelsson (RAX). We also check out the latest half-Icelandic fashion label, Ostwald Helgason, and talk to our newest music star, Ólafur Arnalds.
A host of musicians have been added to the lineup of the inaugural Secret Solstice music festival in Reykjavík, held June 20-22, bringing the number of acts to 150.
The 34th Nordic Anthropological Film Association (NAFA) film festival opened in Ísafjarðarbíó in Ísafjörður, the West Fjords, today.
Of the 110 full length films shown in Iceland in 2012, 54 percent were from the United States while 8 percent were from the United Kingdom.
Website dv.is recently tasted coffee at 18 cafes in downtown Reykjavík. The reason: in March, CNN put Iceland’s capital on a list of eight of the world’s eight ‘great coffee cities.’
Reykjavík got a new museum yesterday: Borgarsögusafn Reykjavíkur (The City of Reykjavík Museum). The new museum unites Árbær Museum, the Settlement Exhibition, the Reykjavík Museum of Photography, the Reykjavík Maritime Museum and Viðey Island.
GusGus’ first single from their upcoming album, has been proving popular. ‘Crossfade’ from the album Mexico has been viewed on YouTube more than 105,000 times since being released last month.
Tomorrow is Sjómannadagurinn, or Fishermen’s Day, in Iceland. The event is celebrated in all fishing towns around the country. In Reykjavík, the Festival of the Sea runs all weekend.