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.
Icelandic chess club, Hrókurinn, is this weekend holding a chess festival in the remotest village in Greenland. It is the eleventh Easter weekend in a row that the festival has taken place.
Good Friday, or föstudagurinn langi (‘Long Friday’) in Icelandic, is a public holiday in Iceland and part of Easter celebrations.
Luthier Jón Marinó Jónsson does his job with a passion, and that’s what his customers highly appreciate.
For the sixth year in a row, there will be German film days at Bíó Paradís cinema, Reykjavík, March 11-20.
A solution to the housing problems of the Iceland Academy of the Arts may be the building that now houses Landsbanki in downtown Reykjavík.
The March-April issue of Iceland Review (02.16) is out, filled with stunning photos and quality coverage.
The British rock band Muse has announced it will be coming to Iceland this summer to give a concert in Reykjavík on August 6.
Last night, Icelandic musician Björk won a BRIT Award in the category International Female Solo Artist at a ceremony in London.
Icelanders decided Saturday night who would represent them at the 61st Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden, May 10-14.