This Saturday, the former bus center Hlemmur in central Reykjavík will finish its transformation into Hlemmur Food Hall, a bus stop-food hall hybrid.
Inflation figures for June reflect the impact of the opening of Costco warehouse club on the retail industry in Iceland, according to Arion Bank’s research division.
Since bakery Brauð&Co opened its doors in downtown Reykjavík a little over a year ago, it has had to increase its staff from an initial four to nearly 40 because of demand, and management has plans in the works to open new branch locations in the near future.
It has recently been confirmed that a poisonous mushroom, by the name of Steinkrympill has found its way to Iceland.
Carlo Petrini, president and co-founder of the global grassroots organization Slow Food, will be visiting Iceland next week and giving a lecture at at the University of Iceland on Tuesday.
The British television chef Jamie Oliver has decided to serve West Fjords salmon at the restaurant he plans to open in central Reykjavík.
The Northeast District Court has sentence two men to prison for stealing frozen seafood and bird meat.
Last year saw record sales in dairy products in Iceland, although the number of dairy farms went down by 40 during the same period.
Traditional Icelandic saltkjöt og baunir, salted meat and split pea soup, is eaten in Iceland today to celebrate sprengidagur (‘Bursting Day’).
At a ceremony in Stockholm this morning, Restaurant DILL has was awarded a Michelin star, one of the most prestigious marks of distinction given to restaurants.
The arrival of the US wholesale giant Costco in Iceland this spring will have a large impact on wholesalers and domestic producers.
If you’re one of those people living in the US who have a craving for SS hot dogs from Iceland, your craving may soon be satisfied.
As most people stay up late on New Year’s Eve in Iceland, people tend to sleep in on January 1. But in the evening it’s time to celebrate the first day of the New Year.
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.
In almost 50 percent of Icelandic homes (46.4 percent to be exact), a smoked rack of pork was served for dinner on Christmas Eve. The tradition—which is fairly new and under Danish influence—remains popular, although the ratio has dropped from 49.8 percent from last year.
Christmas Day in Iceland is usually celebrated with a luncheon with the extended family. The traditional meal is hangikjöt (smoked lamb) with laufabraud (‘leaf bread’) and a sweet béchamel sauce.
Today is the last day before Christmas, known as Þorláksmessa (‘The Mass of St. Þorlákur,’ Iceland’s patron saint). The day is celebrated by eating skata, putrefied (or fermented) skate, and buying the last Christmas presents.
The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) has prohibited the egg producer Brúnegg from bringing new hens into their farm in Mosfellsbær, near Reykjavík.
Following the egg farm scandal last week, in which a farm marketed as eco-friendly was found to be over-crowded and infested with mice, some Icelanders expressed their anger Friday by using eggs as weapons.
The Kastljós news analysis program which aired Monday night and revealed deplorable conditions at egg farms owned Brúnegg, has sparked discussion in Iceland about whether consumers can trust marketing labels.