The annual Food and Fun Festival opens in Reykjavík this afternoon. A total of 31 foreign chefs are taking part this year.
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.
Best Film: Hross í oss (Of Horses and Men)
American television station HBO has released a new behind the scenes video of the filming of Game of Thrones season four in Iceland, entitled Intensity of 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.
U.S. publisher Melville House is to release a book about outgoing Reykjavík mayor Jón Gnarr, how he ended up in the City Council and what triggered the formation of his Best Party.
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.
The play The Explosive Sonics of Divinity by Icelander Ragnar Kjartansson will premiere in Berlin tonight.
The song 'No Prejudice' by Pollapönk was selected by both the public and the the special panel to represent Iceland in Eurovision this year.
Seven swimming pools in Reykjavík will be open until midnight tonight tonight as part of Sundlaugarnótt, the Winter Light Festival's Pool Night.
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.
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.
The festival Hörmungardagar, or Disaster Days, will be held in Hólmavík in the West Fjords’ Strandir region, for the first time this weekend.
Around 40 museums in Reykjavík will be open until midnight tonight as part of the Winter Lights Festival’s Museum Night.
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...
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.
Green beans from ORA, saltfish (bacalao) from Hauganes near Akureyri, North Iceland, flat bread from HP in Selfoss and the soft drinks Malt and Appelsín from Ölgerðin in Reykjavík, are among the Icelandic food items Guðbjörn Elíasson sells throughout Europe.
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...
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.
U.S. rock band The Flaming Lips will be closing this year’s Iceland Airwaves music festival. This is the second time that this three time Grammy winner will perform at the festival.
Sagafilm will produce television series based on the crime novels of Ragnar Jónasson, Snjóblinda (‘Snow Blindness’), Myrknætti (‘Dark Night’) and Rof (‘Rupture’),...
More than 1,000 families received food donations from the charities Maedrastyrksnefnd and Fjölskylduhjálp Íslands on Wednesday. A large group of people had to...