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Aussies Take to Iceland’s Waves

Three Australians—a surfer, a bodyboarder and a kneeboarder—braved the ice-cold Icelandic waters last October for the making of the film No Country for Cold Men. The trailer has just been released.

Icelandic PM Likened to Bournemouth Manager

Of all the managers in the English Premier League, arguably the world’s most popular sporting league, the manager of AFC Bournemouth is most like Icelandic Prime Minister, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson—at least according to the Washington Post.

Gunnar Nelson Wins UFC Fight

Iceland’s Ultimate Fighting Championship star Gunnar Nelson beat American Brandon Thatch in UFC 189 in Las Vegas last night in under three minutes. “Gunnar Nelson proved points on the feet and the ground, dropping Brandon Thatch with a combination of punches, then sinking in a fight-ending rear-...

Like Father Like Sons

All three sons of former football star Eiður Guðjohnsen, who played for FC Barcelona among other teams, are now footballers, according to Eiður’s mother, Ólöf Einarsdóttir, who was interviewed on radio station Bylgjan this morning.

Icelandic Handball Team Pushes for Euro 2016

While attention has been focused on the Icelandic national football team in recent days, the national handball team is also trying to qualify for the European championships and its win against Israel does not guarantee Iceland a place in Poland next year, as many people had previously thought....

Good Outlook for Iceland-Czech Football Match

The roughly 10,000 ticket holders to tomorrow evening’s Euro 2016 qualifier match between Iceland and the Czech Republic have reason to be optimistic about the weather. Czech players are especially pleased to hear this.

Top Striker Quits Club

Pape Mamadou Faye, the striker for Víkingur in Iceland’s top flight of football, the Pepsi League, has unexpectedly quit.

Strikes Endanger Small States Games

If Icelandic aviation workers do not come to a contract agreement for better pay and conditions before the end of the month, the Games of the Small States of Europe will have to be canceled, as they are supposed to take place in Iceland from June 1.