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.
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.
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.
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.
Imminent strikes - an overview
An overview of the current strike timetable based on all information currently available.
Uproar as artist dyes geysir pink
"This is not art, it's vandalism," said the spokesperson for the landowners of the Geysir area to mbl.is earlier today. Artist Marco Evaristii poured five litres of red fruit dye into the active Strokkur geysir without permission, an act not appreciated artistically by enraged Icelanders.
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).
Icelandic Mosque closed by Venetian police
Venetian police have now closed the Icelandic pavilion at the Venice Biennale, a work titled The Mosque by artist Christoph Büchel set up in a deconsecrated Catholic church. The piece has been very controversial in Venice and police gave the explanation upon closing the exhibit this morning that the organisers had not heeded the rules given for the exhibit.
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