Not happy to settle for the easy life, it was with a real sense of adventure that Helen Halldórsdóttir opened her own tango dance studio in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, often called the “Mecca of Tango”.
Svala Björgvinsdóttir, Iceland’s 2017 entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, has shown her versatility by releasing a video of an unplugged version of her song, Paper.
Iceland has gained a reputation as a bit of a knitting superpower in recent years—in no small part thanks to the ubiquitous lopapeysa sweaters—but also because of the country’s numerous, very woolly, sheep.
Halldóra K. Thoroddsen has been named as one of the 12 recipients of this year’s European Union Prize for Literature.
Today is the official first day of summer in Iceland and is a public holiday. It is common for people to wish each other ‘gleðilegt sumar’ (happy summer) today.
Today is the fifth and final day of the long Easter weekend off work and most people use today for relaxation and recreation.
Today is the third day of Iceland’s five-day Easter weekend, though it is not a public holiday and is a normal Saturday for shops and services.
Today is the second day of the five-day Easter weekend in Iceland. It is also the saddest day of the year for Christians.
Today is the first day in Iceland’s mammoth five-day Easter weekend. It is a public holiday and many businesses are closed.
The McClatchy Company, the ICIJ international investigative journalists’ association, and the Miami Herald were last night awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for ten investigations of the Panama Papers scandal—including one into Wintris, the offshore company owned by Anna Sigurlaug...
The winners of the annual music competition Músíktilraunir, or ‘Music Experiments,’ held in Reykjavík Saturday night, are 14 and 16-year-old girls from the West Fjords.
The fourth Multicultural Congress of Reykjavík ‘Let’s Talk,’ will take place in Reykjavík City Hall on Saturday, March 25, 2017, 10 am to 3:30 pm. Approximately 17,000 immigrants live in Reykjavík from more than 120 countries. The aim of the congress is to open an intercultural dialogue about...
DesignMarch, Iceland’s most important annual design festival, officially opens March 23, but some exhibitions open sooner.
Our photographer Páll Stefánsson went downtown and brought back a series of photos of children dressed up for Ash Wednesday.
Carnival is celebrated in many countries at this time of year. In Iceland, the carnival season is limited to three days.
Traditional Icelandic saltkjöt og baunir, salted meat and split pea soup, is eaten in Iceland today to celebrate sprengidagur (‘Bursting Day’).