According to current Pirate Party MP Gunnar Hrafn Jónsson, then-Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir hid from a group of Tibetan monks in 2009.
Icelanders spend more than a billion krónur (USD 9.1 million, EUR 8.5 million) a year on confirmations.
Yesterday, church bells in Iceland tolled for three minutes at 5 pm to bring attention to the situation in Aleppo, Syria.
This evening marks Iceland’s first interfaith peace congress held by Ahmadiyya Muslims. Such meetings are held regularly in countries with active Ahmadiyya communities, but this will be the first time in Iceland.
Good Friday, or föstudagurinn langi (‘Long Friday’) in Icelandic, is a public holiday in Iceland and part of Easter celebrations.
Almost 18 percent of Icelanders believe that God created the universe, according to a poll conducted by Maskína.
There are 23 Icelandic ministers working in Norway, 13 of whom belong to the Hamar diocese, located in southeastern Norway, which includes 164 parishes.
The annual tradition of every school taking its pupils on a visit to church in the lead up to Christmas has become increasingly controversial in recent years. But when one school recently decided to cancel the tradition, a storm of criticism arose—as well as plenty of support for the idea.
Supporters of the Pirate Party and Bright Future are most likely to be in favor of the separation of church and state in Iceland, according to the latest pulse of the nation poll by Gallup. Independence Party voters are least likely to be in favor, with 62 percent of respondents saying they...
The editorial of Fréttablaðið today warns people not to kindle hatred and division with their reaction to the Paris attacks.
Roughly 50 percent of Icelanders hold religious beliefs, according to a new Gallup poll. Fifty-one percent of respondents said they considered themselves to be believers, while 30 percent said they were not believers, and 14 percent called themselves atheists. The remainder did not take sides....
Iceland’s official national contribution to the 2015 Venice Biennale, ‘The Mosque,’ initiated by artist Christoph Büchel, was closed by city authorities on Friday. The IAC regrets the decision.
Today is Whit Monday in the Western Christian calendar, and is celebrated as a national holiday in many countries, including Iceland.
Organizers of the Icelandic entry to the Venice Biennale say they fear protests today, following a campaign encouraging locals to boycott Iceland and Icelandic products and calling upon the Icelandic government to apologize.
Ascension Day is a Christian holiday celebrated 40 days after Easter to commemorate Jesus’ bodily ascension to heaven in the presence of his apostles.
Easter Monday is a bank holiday and the last day of Easter celebrations in Iceland. It is known as Annar í páskum (‘The second day of Easter’) in Icelandic and also commemorates the resurrection of Christ.
Good Friday, or Föstudagurinn langi (‘Long Friday’) in Icelandic, is a bank holiday in Iceland and part of Easter celebrations. It commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and is a day of mourning.
Shimon Samuels, Director for International Relations of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, wrote in a blog entry on Times of Israel on Monday, that “Iceland is more than its tourist posters of geysers, volcanoes, the singer Bjork and the Northern Lights. It has now stretched antisemitism to new outer...
Chair of the Association of Muslims in Iceland Ibrahim Sverrir Agnarsson stated that he had not heard of the USD 1 million (ISK 135.5 million) donation from the government of Saudi Arabia for the building of the association’s mosque in Reykjavík until contacted by RÚV’s journalists yesterday...