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.
DesignMarch, Iceland’s most important annual design festival, officially opens March 23, but some exhibitions open sooner.
Dark Music Days, an annual festival of contemporary and new music, opens in Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavík, today.
Next year, the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival will be held in Akureyri, North Iceland, in addition to Reykjavík.
The first artist announcement is in for Sónar Reykjavík electronic music festival, scheduled for February 16-18, 2017, at Harpa Concert Hall.
Organizers of the 2016 Iceland Airwaves music festival, to be held November 2-6, have just announced that Icelandic musician Björk will perform an exclusive show at Harpa concert hall on Saturday, November 5.
The 2016 Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) will be held in Reykjavík, September 29-October 9.
The Reykjavík Pride Parade will take place tomorrow, Saturday, at 2 pm, starting at the BSÍ bus terminal.
Reykjavík Pride opened yesterday on the steps of Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík high school, which had been painted in rainbow colors.
Five thousand guests and 1,000 volunteers are expected to participate in the 15th World Scout Moot, to be held in Southwest Iceland next year.
The Icelandic Art Center has announced that artist Egill Sæbjörnsson will be representing Iceland at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017.
The music festival ATP ( All Tomorrow’s Parties) Iceland 2016, which was meant to take place July 1-3 in Keflavík, Southwest Iceland, has been canceled due to lack of funding.
The English rock band Radiohead has arrived in Iceland and will be playing at the Secret Solstice Festival in Reykjavík tomorrow night.