Increased Support for Artists

An MMR poll conducted January 12-20 reveals that 53.2 percent of Icelanders support government- funded grants for artists in the form of salary paid to those whose applications are accepted.


‘Fast 8’ to Be Filmed in Akranes

The Hollywood film Fast 8, the eighth of The Fast and the Furious action movies, will be partly shot in the West Iceland town of Akranes, about 45 km (28 miles) north of Reykjavík.


Þorri Begins with Thundering Menu

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the old month þorri, which generally is celebrated with traditional Icelandic food, enjoyed at large gatherings called þorrablót, held in various places throughout the month.


Björk Nominated for Brit Award

Björk has been nominated for the 2016 Brit Award for Best International Female Solo Artist. Björk is up against Ariana Grande, Courtney Barnett, Lana Del Rey and Meghan Trainor for the prize.

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Uncube Magazine Features Iceland

Iceland plays center role in this year’s first issue of uncube magazine, an online English-language publication based in Berlin focusing on architecture, art and design—and beyond.

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New Year Welcomed with a Blast

Icelanders celebrate the last day of the year with a fancy dinner, often turkey, and with fireworks at midnight. A special sketch comedy show about the year in review is shown on television and watched by almost the entire Icelandic nation.