Culture and Living

Catch the famous "Heima" documentary on   a tour that Sigur Rós made of Iceland in 2006.

Watch prize-winning Icelandic movies at Reykjavik's arthouse cinema

yesterday, 17:11 GMT If you're interested in Icelandic film, you should know that the latest prize-winning offerings of cinema in Iceland can be viewed at Bíó Paradís in central Reykjavik.

Kiosk offers beautiful, exciting designs for women and is a must-visit if shopping in Reykjavik.

Icelandic design store Kiosk reopens its doors

yesterday, 14:54 GMT Kiosk is an absolutely must-stop for fashionistas travelling to Reykjavik, offering items from some of the most exciting young designers in Iceland.

Costco yesterday.

Massive queues and chaos at Iceland's Costco yesterday

yesterday, 09:59 GMT Thursday was a day off in Iceland with many apparently chosing to spend the day visiting the new Costco store in the outskirts of Reykjavik. Huge queues were present throughout the day.

The Kex Hostel karaoke last year with Sigriður Thorlacius of Hjaltalín singing.

Live karaoke night at Kex on Thursday

two days ago Kex Hostel are celebrating summer by hosting a live karaoke tonight. Anyone can register to sing with a live band of some very talented musicians.

Over twenty minutes of sitting in a temperature of 0.

Iceland's ice bathing champion beats record

24 May Vilhjálmur Andri Einarsson is the winner of the Icelandic ice bathing championship which took place in Blönduós, North Iceland yesterday.

The Pink Street Boys wear their sunglasses after dark.

New video from Iceland's bad boys of music

24 May Iceland's loudest band, or so they claim, the Pink Street Boys have just released a new video to their song Wet, from their forthcoming album Sleazus due in September.

Guðrún Straumfjörð celebrates her birthday at the Sóltún nursing home where she will be indulging in cakes and coffee.

Iceland's second oldest person: No key to longevity

24 May Guðrún Straumfjörð is Iceland's second oldest Icelander and is celebrating her 106th birthday today. She was born on May 24th, 1911, a few weeks before the University of Iceland was founded and attended Marlene Dietrich's Iceland concert in 1944.

US woman retrieves precious necklace lost in Iceland two months ago

23 May A woman from the USA lost a necklace that was very close to her heart two months ago in Iceland. With the help of US emergency services 911 and a tourist shop employee in Iceland she managed to find it again.

Roald and his husband Sigurþór star in the ad.

Icelandair release their first gay commercial - "Important to show diversity"

22 May A gay couple traveling around Iceland, taking in its nature and culture, are the protagonists of a new video advertisement from Icelandair. The company’s brand manager says it’s natural and important to show diversity.

The living and dining room features a fishbone wooden floor, brass lights and bright notes of colour.

Gorgeous sixties style flat for sale in West Reykjavik

22 May A flat at Ásvallagata, a street in the quiet residential and rather yuppy area of Reykjavik is beautifully decorated with bright touches of colour and a sixties feel. It's up for grabs for, well, the considerable sum of 77 million ISK.

Till Lindemann singer of Rammstein

Iceland’s Minister of Health supports Rammstein at epic Iceland concert

22 May Minister for Health Óttar Proppé is also the front man for metal band HAM, who supported German metal band Rammstein at a concert in Reykjavik on Saturday night.

In Metamorphosis Sigurgeir turns to the city and the built-up countryside, comparing and contrasting these motifs with his photographs of the wilderness.

Photography exhibition juxtaposing Iceland's wilderness with the urbanscape of Reykjavik

20 May Metamorphosis is a new exhibition which opens at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography today featuring the works of photographer Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson.

A long queue formed outside the Lindex lingerie store in downtown Reykjavik.

Icelandic women wait in line for new lingerie store opening

19 May A new branch of Lindex selling only lingerie opened on Laugavegur, the main shopping street in Reykjavik today. Apparently Icelandic women are thirsting for new underwear as a long queue formed outside the shop.

IKEA X INKLAW, streetwear made from the famous IKEA bag.

Super hip Icelandic label INKLAW makes clothes from the IKEA bag

18 May That ubiquitous and very useful blue IKEA bag made news recently when Balenciaga made a bag that looked suspiciously like it. Now the new stars of Icelandic streetwear, INKLAW, have made a range of clothing in cooperation with the Swedish home store.

Sevdaliza is an Iranian born artist performing at Kex Hostel on Saturday night.

Iranian artist Sevadaliza joins cream of Iceland's crop for a new rap festival

17 May This Saturday, an exciting new event takes place at the former Living Art Gallery next to Kex Hostel. The event, hosted by Kex Hostel, is called RAPPORT and is a one-night only event featuring some of Iceland's most prominent rap artists.

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