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Jason Schwarzman plays an astronaut and Ingvar E.Sigurðsson an Icelandic sheep farmer.

"Appollo" being filmed in Iceland

16 Oct Icelandic actor Ingvar Sigurðsson joined Jason Schwarzman and Jake Johnson in the film short Appollo recently.

The IKEA goat is the first sign of Christmas in Iceland.

IKEA Yule Goat has arrived

13 Oct The Swedish Yule goat, made of straw, has once again been erected outside IKEA in the suburbs of Reykjavik and heralds the coming of Christmas. The big question, as usual, is: will somebody set it on fire this year?

Not everyone is born into a body that they feel comfortable with.

Two people per month turn to transgender programme at Iceland's National University Hospital

12 Oct On average, two people turn to the transgender programme at the National University Hospital in Reykjavik per month. This number has been increasing over the past 3-4 years according to psychologist Elsa Bára Traustadóttir. A majority want to undergone hormone treatment but few undergo corrective surgery.

From the Imagine Peace Tower ceremony last year.

Yoko Ono will attend the Illumination of the Imagine Peace Tower

5 Oct Yoko will be paying her annual visit to Iceland this October, to signal the illumination of Imagine Peace Tower in memory of John Lennon on Monday 9th October - his birthday. The illumination will be at 9 pm.

Jón Kalman Stefánsson.

Two Icelandic writers likely to win Nobel prize

4 Oct Two Icelandic authors, Jón Kalman Stefánsson and Sjón are on a speculative list of winner for the Nobel prize in literature. Only one Icelander has won the Nobel prize, Halldór Laxness.

Fashion: Inspired by the modern Icelandic woman

27 Sep Last Friday night, Icelandic label Geysir showed their autumn/winter collection for 2017 in Héðinshúsið in West Reykjavik. The collection is, according to Geysir, inspired by the modern Icelandic woman and her everyday life in the city, inspired by Icelandic art and culture.

The queue at H&M when the first shop opened in Smáralind.

H&M open second shop in Reykjavik

27 Sep Swedish retail giant H&M open their second Iceland shop in Kringlan shopping mall in Reykjavik tomorrow.

Acclaimed German filmmaker Werner Herzog is a guest of honour at the Reykjavik International Film Festival.

Reykjavik International Film Festival kicks off on Thursday

27 Sep the Reykjavík International Film Festival, will be held from 28th of September to 8th of October. This years guests of honour are Werner Herzog and Olivier Assayas.

A new outdoor pool at the Sundhöll swimming pool will open at the end of November.

Sundhöll swimming pool reopens end of November

27 Sep Fans of the old Sundhöll swimming pool in the city centre can rejoice at news that it's finally reopening with a new outdoor pool area at the end of November. This beautiful building has been closed to the public for renewal since the beginning of June.

Iceland's first all-inclusive fan convention announced

20 Sep Nexus and Cosplay Iceland have just announced Iceland's first all-inclusive fan convention, Midgard, which will cover video games, books, comics, table top games, board games, cosplay, artists and other subjects.

Lana's "Hot new love interest" whom Egilsson plays in the new music video to "White Mustang."

Lana's Icelandic hearthrob makes waves as new video is released

14 Sep Eðvarð Egilsson has shot to fame playing the musician boyfriend of Lana Del Rey in her new video to sultry song White Mustang.

The incredible view from the kitchen.

Reykjavik flat with stunning views for sale

11 Sep If you have a penchant for black sands and raging waves, this gorgeous property on Seltjarnarnes in West Reykjavik is up for grabs.

Eðvarð Egilsson is an Icelandic musician.

Icelander stars in Lana Del Rey's new video

11 Sep Musician Eðvarð Egilsson plays the leading role in a new music video by Lana Del Rey.

The upper part of the costume.

19th century Icelandic costume donated to national museum from Canada

4 Sep The National Museum of Iceland received an ornate national costume as a gift from the Icelandic Canadian Club of British Columbia. The costume belonged to an Icelandic woman who emigrated to Canada at the end of the 19th century.

Bohemian apartment in central Reykjavik for sale

31 Aug This gorgeous apartment in hues of moody blues is up for grabs. It's located in one of the city's cutest streets, Þórsgata, close to the famous Hallgrímskirkja church.

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