Alþingi, the Icelandic Parliament, voted Thursday night to establish a cultural center in memory of Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness on the lot where the late writer’s house is located.
Reykjavík City Council today unanimously voted in favor of selling a large plot and industrial buildings to director Baltasar Kormákur’s production company to set up a Hollywood-style studio lot.
Iceland’s nomination for the Bocuse d’Or, chef Viktor Örn Andrésson, has placed fifth in the European heats of the world’s most prestigious culinary competition, winning a place in the finals in France in January.
The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists (SÍM) has voiced amazement over how quickly Ásmundarsalur, a building on Freyjugata, Reykjavík, was sold.
The fate of Iceland’s contribution to the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest will be decided tonight when Greta Salóme steps on stage during the competition’s first semi-final in Stockholm.
Hrafn Jökulsson, author and chess fanatic, is today and tomorrow engaged in a chess marathon for charity. He is playing at Reykjavík City Hall and everybody is welcome to come along. Hrafn is collecting money for the UNICEF Fatima Fund for Syrian refugee children.
Ásmundarsalur, a building on Freyjugata, Reykjavík, which houses the art collection of the Icelandic Confederation of Labor (Listasafn ASÍ), is for sale.
This evening marks Iceland’s first interfaith peace congress held by Ahmadiyya Muslims. Such meetings are held regularly in countries with active Ahmadiyya communities, but this will be the first time in Iceland.
Around 40 new acts were this week announced for the Iceland Airwaves music festival, to be held in central Reykjavík from November 2 to 6.
Today is a public holiday in Iceland as, according to the old Norse calendar, it is the first day of summer.
The third annual Iceland Writers Retreat begins tomorrow, Tuesday, featuring Mark Kurlansky (author of Cod and Salt) and Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild).
Steven Spielberg was so set on having Icelandic actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson play in his upcoming summer Disney adventure, The BFG, that he didn’t even need to audition. “He just contacted me out of the blue,” Ólafur Darri says.
Contractors this week demolished Exeter House, on Tryggvagata in Reykjavík, against planning rules. All work on the site has been stopped and the City of Reykjavík is likely to report the demolition to the police for criminal investigation. The chairman of the planning committee describes the...
Following Iceland’s adoption of Christianity in around 1000 AD, it is believed a church was built on the present-day corner of Aðalstræti and Kirkjustræti in Reykjavík. 800 years’ worth of Reykjavík residents are buried in the graveyard, which is now being excavated.
Two beginners’ courses in Polish have got off to an excellent start at the University of Iceland, with the number of students enrolled tripling between terms.