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Stöðvarfjörður.

Major Archaeological Find in Iceland

A recent archaeological find in Iceland suggests that the country may have been inhabited as early as the year 800, or 74 years earlier than its official settlement date.

Viking Sword.

Viking Sword Owner Suggested

University of Iceland History Professor Gunnar Karlsson suggests the sword discovered by goose hunters in South Iceland may have belonged to the priest and chieftain Hróar Tungugoði.

Heartstone - film.

Heartstone Premieres at Venice Film Festival

The film Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) by Icelandic director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival yesterday as one of 12 films in the Venice Days category. The film was well received by both attendees and critics.

Anna Lára Orlowska, Miss Iceland 2016.

Anna Lára Orlowska Miss Iceland 2016

Anna Lára Orlowska was crowned Miss World Iceland 2016 on Saturday and will represent Iceland in Miss World in Washington DC on December 18. The 22-year-old works in the community center Miðberg in Breiðholt, the Reykjavík suburb where she grew up.

Artwork Hringur og Kúla.

Grímsey Artwork too Heavy for Arctic Circle

A new outdoor artwork, Hringur og Kúla (‘Circle and Ball’) by Kristinn E. Hrafnsson and Studio Granda, turned out to be too heavy to be moved to the Arctic Circle on Grímsey island, north of Iceland, where it was supposed to stand and move with the Arctic Circle.

Reykjavík Jazz Festival 2016.

Reykjavík Jazz Festival in Full Swing

The 2016 edition of the Reykjavík Jazz Festival opened in Iceland’s capital yesterday with marching musicians. Running through August 14 with concerts in Harpa, the program includes Latin music performed by Tómas Einarsson and Sigríður Thorlacius.

An artwork by Kristjana S. Williams in Rio.

Icelandic Artist Garners Attention in Rio

A video work by Icelandic artist Kristjana S. Williams is being projected onto the façade of Hotel Belmond Copacabana in Rio, Brazil, on the occasion of the Olympics. A video of the artwork has been shared on Facebook and viewed more than two million times.

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