Event Overview

Event Overview

How to become Icelandic in 60 minutes

How to become Icelandic in 60 minutes

4th successful year!!!

For 1100 years Icelanders have been trying to grow as a nation. As of today there are only around 320.000 Icelanders living. Around 500.000 Icelanders are dead and therefore currently cannot help their nation with this task. Since Iceland is the navel of the universe the world needs more Icelanders. Please help!

In seeing "How to become Icelandic in 60 minutes" Bjarni Haukur Thorsson teaches you everything you need to know about being Icelandic, in just one hour. You will learn how to walk, talk and behave like a regular Icelander. Additionally you will learn why eating sour sheep balls might save your life.

The show is much more than a stand up comedy routine, it is a hilarious blend of incisive and visual observation of the Icelandic human condition, their attitudes, struggles and everyday life. You will laugh and learn and at the end of the show leave the theater feeling 100% Icelandic.

Come and see the show. Laugh, learn and be of help.

Iceland needs you!


Thu 23 Nov , 19:00–20:00 (and later)

Bárðarbunga is located in the Vatnajökull ice cap.

Two earthquakes measuring 3.9 in Bárðarbunga volcano in Iceland

Two earthquakes of the magnitude of 3.9 occurred in Bárðarbunga in Vatnajökull glacier this afternoon.

A photograph taken by the  SENITEL-1 satellite yesterday morning, November 20th showing the fissures that have been formed in the Öræfajökull cauldera.

Öræfajökull observed from space

The European Space Agency (ESA) satellite has been photographing the surface of Öræfajökull from space and in the images, developments are clearly visible.

SAR teams at work this morning.

Cars stuck for hours in blinding snowstorm in North Iceland

Rescue teams were hard at work in the early hours coming to the aid of vehicles stuck in blinding snow on Holtavörðuheiði, the part of the no.1 ring road in the mountains leading to North Iceland. Dislogding the cars took around three hours.

How to pronounce Öræfajökull

While there are still no signs of an iminent eruption, Öræfajökull is under close surveillance. In the event of an eruption it might be useful to learn to pronounce the name of the volcano, which is a little less of a tongue-twister than Eyjafjallajökull.

A photograph taken of Öræfajökull this morning.

Experts meet about Öræfajökull today

Geologists, volcanologistis and the Civil Protection in Iceland are meeting today to assess the situation at Öræfajökull where there have been signs of unrest. The aviation code for the area is still yellow.

The weather forecast for North Iceland is looking very bad this week.

Storm warning for Tuesday

Anyone plannng to travel around Iceland this week should follow the forecast carefully. A storm will hit North Iceland tomorrow and bad weather will continue until Friday.

Öræfajökull glacier.

Uncertainty about course of events at Öræfajökull volcano

Although it's clear that there's a lot of geothermal heat underneath the Öræfajökull cauldron there are no signs of an iminent eruption. Scientists are however, uncertain as to what exactly is going on.

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