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The director, crew and cast of Hearstone receiving the award.

Heartstone is the winner of Iceland's Edda prize

yesterday, 11:30 GMT Kvikmyndin Hjartasteinn í leikstjórn Guðmundar Arnars Guðmundssonar var ótvíræður sigurvegari Eddunnar 2017 þegar verðlaunin voru afhent. Hjartasteinn hlaut alls níu Eddur, en hafði verið tilnefnd til sextán. Hún var meðal annars valin mynd ársins.

Alvia Islandia  and her gum-gum clan.

The hottest Icelandic artists according to VICE

24 Feb Edgy style bible VICE magazine attended the Sónar Reykjavik last weekend and theses are their picks for the most interesting young and aspiring artists from the capital of northern cool.

Stockfish decorations at Bíó Paradís

Stockfish Film Festival kicks off today

23 Feb Stockfish film festival takes place for the third time in Bíó Paradís. The festival takes place in Reykjavik but in is international in essence, with movies from different countries as well as international guests and lecturers.

Jófríður Ákadóttir will perform at Iceland Airwaves with her solo project JFDR

Fleet Foxes, Billy Bragg, Mammút, JFDR + more acts announced for Iceland Airwaves 2017

23 Feb Iceland Airwaves have just announced that Fleet Foxes will be playing two shows during this year´s festival. The legendary Billy Bragg will also be performing, as well as a diverse list of local and international names including new Bella Union signees Mammút and JFDR (aka Jófríður from Samaris).

Footage from Star Wars Rogue One from scenes filmed in Iceland.

Incredible footage of Icelandic landscape in blockbuster Hollywood movies

23 Feb In the accompanying video, graciously sent to us by Truenorth, you can witness some of the most famous scenes in recent cinematic history captured in Iceland's astounding landscapes.

The couple felt a connection to Iceland, so strong that they dropped plans for a wedding in New Orleans to exchange vows in Iceland

Exchanged vows in Iceland and donated the wedding dress

21 Feb USA couple Richard and Shasten Hildebrand came to Iceland to exchange their vows and have the wedding photo shoot. Later they donated the wedding dress to the Icelandic Red Cross, “for someone to have the good fortune that we have.”

Icelandic rapper Alvia Islandia.

Photos: Saturday night at the Sónar Reykjavik festival

19 Feb The Sónar Reykjavik music festival came to a close last night with the highlights including Fatboy Slim and De La Soul. Icelandic rap was prominent with artists such as Alvia Islandia, Kött Grá Pjé and Aron Can.

" Listening to Lord Pusswhip is a decidedly woozy and messy trip, where the lines between time and perception become porous and broken."

Music: Lord Pusswhip announces death

17 Feb On February 17th The FALK music and art collective from Iceland officially announces its 1st release for 2017 – Lord Pusswhip is Dead by LORD PUSSWHIP. The album will be released on digital and on a short run of 50 cassettes, and will be available to stream and download via FALK’s Bandcamp page.

FM Belfast playing last night at Harpa.

Sónar Reykjavik kicks off with a multitude of amazing acts

17 Feb This year's highlights include Fatboy Slim, De La Soul and Forest Swords. The first night took place last night and the festival continues until Sunday.

The kittens have a two storey wome with bunk beds and toys.

Big brother in Iceland is watching… kittens

17 Feb A new internet craze has gripped Iceland, watching the daily lives of four kittens on a 24/7 live stream. The kittens are siblings that are 9 weeks old and without a home. The aim of this is to promote adoption of stray cats.

Paloma has been described as a cavern of desperation, perversity and death. Or no, not really, we just thought it sounded interesting.

How to be a 101 Reykjavik hipster: 2017 update

17 Feb Our handy guide on how to blend in at Reykjavik's hottest nightspots for 2017. Go for the nineties Gopnik look, throw on an oversized puffa jacket, up your number of tattoos and bleach your hair, for example.

Reykjavikurdætur are an acclaimed group of female rappers.

New video from feminist Icelandic rappers Reykjavikurdætur

16 Feb Icelandic female rap group Reykjavikurdætur have released yet another provocative vidoe to a new song called "Kalla mig hvað?" (Call me what?).

This guy won't take no for an answer and insists on sending a dick pick.

Icelandic Instagram account confronts "dick pic" guys

16 Feb Guys sending women unsolicited "dickpics" is as much of a problem in Iceland as it is elsewhere and now a man and a woman have set up an Instagram page called "Fávitar" (Idiots) to call them out.

World Children’s Day is on Saturday, 18rh of February, at the start of the winter holiday at Reykjavík’s primary schools.

Japanese themed World Children's Day in Reykjavik on Saturday

16 Feb On World Children’s Day, which is now being held for the 14th time, children and their parents will have the opportunity of taking part in a variety of interesting workshops and enjoying events of many types in the Reykjavík City Library’s branches (cultural centres) all over the city.

First gay cruise around Iceland

15 Feb This summer is the first time that a gay cruise around Iceland is offered.

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