Most expensive Icelandic movie ever made
Animation company GunHil has signed a contract with Belgian company Cyborn to produce animated feature film, LÓI- þú flýgur aldrei einn (Ploey- you never fly alone). Financing of the film from Belgium is over 400 million ISK which makes LÓI the most expensive Icelandic film ever to have been made.
Imminent strikes - an overview
An overview of the current strike timetable based on all information currently available.
Number of UK visitors sky-rockets
More British tourists have visited Iceland so far this year than in the whole of 2012, according the Icelandic tourism and travel website turisti.is.
Icelandic comedy wins at Cannes
Icelandic film "Rams" directed by Grímur Hákonarson won the Un Certain Regard award at the Cannes Film Festival last night. This is the first time that an Icelandic full feature length film wins at the much respected French festival.
Footprints of the ages
An article from special supplement from Morgunblaðið on the Arctic region which also follows an expedition undertaken by photographer Ragnar Axelsson, volcanologist Haraldur Sigurðsson and economist Heiðar Guðjónsson.
Beer, bed and breakfast
A new guesthouse was recently opened in Sauðarkrókur in Skagafjörður, north Iceland. The unique thing about this guesthouse is that the owner, Árni Hafstað owns the Gæðingur brewery and at the guesthouse you'll find a micro bar offering Gæðingur beer as well as a hundred other varieties of bottled beer.
Reykjavík's first beach bar
Bar Ananas, or "the pineapple bar" is the latest addition to the Reykjavík nightlife scene. The bar, which opened in November is not located anywhere near a beach but offers a range of cocktails and features cheery décor such as sand and of course, pinepples.
Strikes: food rotting in customs
Hundreds of tonnes of meat, cheese, potatoes and other agricultural products are at imminent risk of rotting as a result of the ongoing vets strike, according to the Icelandic Federation of Trade (IFT).
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