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.
Ascension Day is a Christian holiday celebrated 40 days after Easter to commemorate Jesus’ bodily ascension to heaven in the presence of his apostles.
Katrín Jakobsdóttir, chair of the Left-Greens and former minister of culture and education, will guide a literary walk in Reykjavík on Sunday.
Icelandic photographer RAX (Ragnar Axelsson) opens two exhibitions today, one at Nuuk Center, in Kalaallit Nunaat’s (Greenland) capital, the other at Reykjavík Museum of Photography at 3 pm.
The 28th Reykjavík Arts Festival opens today with a new work by singer and composer Högni Egilsson, performed in part with church bells in the city center and conducted by the artist himself.
Iceland’s strongest man, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, has been receiving a lot of attention from the international media in recent days due to his role as The Mountain in Game of Thrones.
The Icelandic Phallological Museum is first on a list of the 10 Weirdest Museums in the World compiled by Time. The list was released in honor of International Museum Day, which was yesterday.
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.