Ibrahim Sverrir Agnarsson, chair of the Association of Muslims in Iceland.

Venetians Encouraged to Boycott 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.


Today is Easter Monday

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.

Church at Úlfljótsvatn

Today is Good Friday

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.

A screenshot from artist Snorri Ásmundsson's controversial HaTikva video.

Icelanders Accused of Anti-Semitism

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...

Ibrahim Sverrir Agnarsson, chair of the Association of Muslims in Iceland.

Iceland Muslim Association Unaware of Saudi Funding

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...

Ásatrú Association conducting a ceremony at Þingvellir

Ásatrú Temple to be Built in Reykjavík

Construction of the first main temple of the Ásatrú religion to be built in 1,000 years will begin in March. The temple will be located in Öskjuhlíð in Reykjavík, a forested hill popular for recreation on which landmark building Perlan (‘The Pearl’) stands.

Reykjavík mosque

Interior Minister: ‘Muslims Must be Left in Peace’

Minister of the Interior Ólöf Nordal has emphasized the need to respect Muslims in Iceland as equal citizens after comments by her fellow MP for the Independence Party Ásmundur Friðriksson that the background of all Muslims in Iceland should be checked following the terrorist attacks in Paris...

Traditional Icelandic food

Winter Solstice Celebrated in Iceland

The longest night of the year was last night, the winter solstice beginning at nightfall yesterday, at 3:30 pm in Reykjavík, and ending at sunrise at 11:23 am today. Ásatrúarfélagið, followers of the old Norse religion, will celebrate the event tonight.