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Pirate MPs Einar Brynjólfsson (left), Smári McCarthy (centre) and Birgitta Jónsdóttir (right).

Iceland’s Pirates: “We’re not going to rush or botch this”

Iceland’s Pirate Party have announced that they will be commencing coalition talks with other political parties today, after Pirate MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir was given the presidential mandate to form a government on Friday.

Pirate MPs Einar Brynjólfsson (left), Smári McCarthy (centre) and Birgitta Jónsdóttir (right).

Iceland’s Pirates: “We’re not going to rush or botch this”

Iceland’s Pirate Party have announced that they will be commencing coalition talks with other political parties today, after Pirate MP Birgitta Jónsdóttir was given the presidential mandate to form a government on Friday.

Video: Fat biking in Iceland

It's international Fat Bike day today so it's very fitting to publish a thrilling video of bikers Fat Biking in Icelandic nature.

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The New York City Ballet performing the Nutcracker

All the magic of Christmas: The Nutcracker at Bíó Paradís

If you can't get on a flight to New York today, head to Reykjavik's arthouse cinema Bíó Paradís who are screening a live performance by the New York City Ballet of the most enchanting Christmas ballet ever, The Nutcracker.

Icelandair announces new Iceland-Belfast route

Icelandic flag carrier Icelandair has announced Belfast, UK, as the latest new destination in its growing route network.

Hank the DJ is a legend in his own time.

The coolest DJ ever is in town, and he's from the Black Forest

Hank the DJ runns two tiny record labels and works at Flight13 Record Shop. The Jon Spencer and the Blues Explosion takes him on tours for pre- and aftershow parties. And he's playing at Kex Hostel tonight!

Reykjavik Christmas ice-rink now open

Yesterday afternoon saw the official opening of the Christmas open-air ice-rink on Ingólfstorg square by Mayor of Reykjavik Dagur B. Eggertsson.

Lumberjacks Sævar Hreiðarsson and Helgi Gíslason on the hunt for suitable trees to chop down.

Christmas time in Heiðmörk!

Up to 2000 pine trees will be chopped down in coming weeks to end up in living rooms as Christmas trees.

Iceland Airwaves make the announcement at the Græni hatturinn music venue in Akureyri this morning.

Iceland Airwaves also takes place in Akureyri next year

The Iceland Airwaves Music Festival will be held in Akureyri, sometimes referred to as the capital of North Iceland, in 2017. This is the first time that this popular Reykjavik international music festival expands to Akureyri.

Bjarni Benediktsson and Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Talks between Iceland’s top two parties break down

The two parties who took first and second place in Iceland’s general elections see no way forward for formal coalition talks between them.

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