Pod of Pilot Whales Unexpectedly Spotted in Westfjords

A marine biologist at the Marine and Freshwater Research institute who specializes in whales says that it’s rare for pilot whales to venture so far north, but said that it’s possible that the pilot whales' appearance in Iceland’s waters can be credited to warming ocean temperatures.


Björk on World’s Largest Stage

In a TV interview on the news analysis program Kastljós last night, Icelandic musician Björk spoke of the world of virtual reality, which she has embraced.

Guðrún Ólafsdóttir performing Vísur Vatnsenda-Rósu.

New Music Video Features Icelandic Folk Song

Icelandic singer Guðrún Ólafsdóttir and Spanish guitarist Francisco Javier Jáuregui recently filmed a new music video on the beach in Reykjavík to one of Iceland’s most beloved folk songs, ‘Vísur Vatnsenda-Rósu,’ arranged by acclaimed composer Jón Ásgeirsson.

Mowing the lawn in a blizzard.

Video: Icelanders Mow Snow-Covered Lawn

Friends Jóhann Konráð Birgisson and Finnbogi Helgi Snæbjörnsson shot a video of themselves mowing the lawn of their summer house in Grenivík, North Iceland, on the occasion of the First Day of Summer—despite the lawn being covered in snow.

Icelandic Musical Siblings a Hit on YouTube

Five Icelandic siblings, who posted a video of themselves performing The Real Group’s ‘Pass Me the Jazz’ on YouTube on January 2 and shared it with their Facebook friends as a New Year’s greeting, have proven a major online hit, their video having been viewed more than 7,000 times.

A screenshot of an eruption video by Ómar Ragnarsson and Friðþjófur Helgason.

New Nighttime Video of Eruption

Icelandic journalist and pilot Ómar Ragnarsson along with filmmaker Friðþjófur Helgason made the following video of the Holuhraun eruption during a recent evening flyover.