Brits are the biggest group among all tourists visiting Iceland.

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.

Rams, a film by Grímur Hákonarson won the Un Certain Regard award at the Cannes Film Festival.

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.

Icelanders took to their Twitter accounts in droves on Thursday. Will they do so again tonight?

Twelve points go to #12stig!

Use of Iceland’s Eurovision hashtags reached new heights on Thursday, breaking in the Top10 hashtags as use at that time in the world.

Must watch: Footage from Reykjavik in 1926

We stumbled upon this beautiful video on YouTube which gives a fascinating insight into life in Reykjavik in 1926. Images of the city centre, the people, women doing their laundry in the hot springs at Laugardalur and men practising the ancient wrestling sport of Glíma.

Rams, a film by Grímur Hákonarson won the Un Certain Regard award at the Cannes Film Festival.

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.

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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.

Icelanders took to their Twitter accounts in droves on Thursday. Will they do so again tonight?

Twelve points go to #12stig!

Use of Iceland’s Eurovision hashtags reached new heights on Thursday, breaking in the Top10 hashtags as use at that time in the world.

Must watch: Footage from Reykjavik in 1926

We stumbled upon this beautiful video on YouTube which gives a fascinating insight into life in Reykjavik in 1926. Images of the city centre, the people, women doing their laundry in the hot springs at Laugardalur and men practising the ancient wrestling sport of Glíma.

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Elvis lives!

Elvis lives!

Harpa

Sat 30 May , 19:30–21:30

Engram

Engram

Hallgrímskirkja (church)

Tue 26 May , 12:00–13:00 (and later)

Helgi Valur - Launch Concert

Helgi Valur - Launch Concert

Húrra

Wed 27 May , 21:00–23:00