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Giant heart-shaped Ferris wheel to rise in Reykjavik

yesterday Shoe designer Marta Jonsson plans to build a giant heart-shaped Ferris wheel in Reykjavik. She says it will offer more than similar wheels in other cities, with view over mountains and nature as well as the city, and Northern Lights in winter.

Secret Solstice music festival took place in Reykjavik last weekend.

Music: Experiencing the Secret Solstice festival for the first time

25 Jun From the beginning, Secret Solstice has been at the top of the list for hip outdoor music festivals in Iceland. I attended for the first time last weekend. It was everything I expected and more.

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson wants to donate money to charity.

Iceland's strongest man: I'm not perfect

23 Jun Hafþór Júlíus is best known internationally for his role as The Mountain in the Game of Thrones television series.

Artist Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson has a unique performance in the video.

Iceland's legendary rock band HAM release new video

22 Jun A new video to song Þú lýgur (you lie) by Icelandic rock band HAM was premiered today to coincide with the release of Ham's third studio album. The band are performing at Húrra tonight and tomorrow night.

The Lake Valley, or Vatnsdalur in North Iceland is a lush green area perfect for dew-bathing.

Roll in dew covered grass tonight according to Icelandic folklore

21 Jun Jónsmessa, or Midsummer's Night is celebrated on June 24th and is shrouded in a mysterious veil of folklore. However, the real midsummer's night is actually today, on June 21st, the longest day of the year when the sun never sets in Iceland.

Street style: Secret Solstice

19 Jun Guests at the Secret Solstice festival this weekend were prepared for all kinds of weather and favored stylish outerwear, ranging from fur and suede to denim and plastic.

The married couple.

Icelandic footballer Aron Einar Gunnarsson's star studded wedding on Saturday

19 Jun Icelandic footballer Aron Einar Gunnarsson, captain of the Icelandic team who were so successful at EURO 2016, got married to his longtime love Kristbjörg Jónasdóttir on Saturday in Reykjavik.

The Prodigy performed on Saturday night.

Secret Solstice: 24 hour party people come rain or shine

19 Jun The Secret Solstice music festival in Reykjavik came to a close last nights. The weekend's highlights included The Foo Fighters and The Prodigy.

Oliver Luckett lives in Reykjavik and got married to his partner Scott Guinn on Saturday.

Lindsay Lohan attends wedding of Oliver Luckett in Iceland

19 Jun US actress Lindsay Lohan was one of the attendees at the glamorous country wedding of businessman and art collector Oliver Luckett to Scott Guinn on Saturday.

The Foo Fighters played many of their old hits, along with brand new songs.

Dave Grohl’s 8 year old daughter performed at Secret Solstice

17 Jun Harper Grohl, daughter of Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl, played the drums at Secret Solstice festival in Reykjavik last night. She played We Will Rock You by Queen, and the crowd celebrated her like she was a bigger rock star then her father.

Frímann Ísleifur Frímannsson and Nicolas Kunysz are Ladyboy records.

Music: Ladyboy records release an AWESOME compilation tape

17 Jun Ladyboy records are an independent Icelandic label that manages to pick the most Icelandic artists to date for its releases. Their new compilation tape is out and if you're interested in the underground Icelandic music scene it's what you need to hear right now.

It's tradition that women that own the Icelandic national costume wear it on the 17th of June.

Today is Iceland’s national day!

17 Jun Today is Iceland's national day! Often only referred to as ‘the seventeenth of June’, there are festivities all over the country on this day, with balloons, sweets, music and everything else you can ask from a festival. But what's the story behind this day?

The church stands out as it's unlike most churches in Iceland.

Building a church like solving a jigsaw puzzle

16 Jun The church belongs to Brothers of the Capuchin monk order. Church was built in Slovakia but the brothers themselves have assembled it in Reyðarfjörður. It will be inaugurated tomorrow at 11 am.

The country home offers atounding views to Lake Þingvellir.

Stylish country home near Lake Þingvellir, Iceland

16 Jun Country living in Iceland couldn't get more stylish than this modern villa situated in Nesjavellir, a geothermal area of outstanding natural beauty close to Þingvellir National Park.

The festival takes place in Laugardalur, Reykjavik.

PHOTOS: Secret Solstice – Day 1

16 Jun Iceland’s 2017 Secret Solstice music festival got under way yesterday evening, in an atmosphere of excitement in beautiful Icelandic summer weather. A night of great music finished with a powerful performance from Chaka Khan.

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