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Website Makes Visiting Reykjavík Easy

15 Feb Reykjavík City has launched a new website and online travel guide, which makes it easy for visitors to plan their visit to Reykjavík and vicinity.

Myndskeið frá íþróttadeild

Harpa Hails Hildur

11 Feb Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavík, congratulated composer Hildur Guðnadóttir, who Sunday night became the first Icelander to receive an Oscar, by projecting the words “Til hamingju Hildur!” (Congratulations, Hildur!) on its walls last night.

Hildur Guðnadóttir, accepting the Academy Award.

Hildur Guðnadóttir Wins Oscar for Score to Joker

10 Feb Last night, composer Hildur Guðnadóttir became the first Icelander to win an Oscar Academy Award.

Lárus Sigfússon and Kristín Gísladóttir, dressed up for his 105th birthday.

Oldest Icelandic Male Neglected Knitting

9 Feb “Too bad I never learned to knit, because that’s the only thing I would have been able to do with such poor eyesight.”

Hildur had a reason to smile last night.

Hildur Wins BAFTA Award for ‘Joker’

3 Feb Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir won the BAFTA (British Academy Film Awards) original score last night for her score to Todd Phillips’ film Joker.

Bíó Paradís, Hverfisgata 52, Reykjavík.

Paradise Lost?

31 Jan It appears Reykjavík City is about to lose a paradise for movie goers.

A soldier in Beijing, in front of a poster of Mao Zedong.

Chinese New Year Festival at Harpa Canceled

29 Jan Due to the outbreak in China of the coronavirus, a Chinese New Year festival, scheduled February 2 at Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík, has been canceled.

Hildur, holding the Golden Globe award.

Hildur Wins Grammy for Score to Chernobyl

27 Jan Last night, Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir received a Grammy award in the category best score soundtrack for visual media for her score to HBO’s Chernobyl series.

From the National Museum of Iceland.

National Museum among Europe’s Top 12

25 Jan The National Museum of Iceland is among Europe’s 12 best city museums, according to The Guardian.

Damon Albarn.

Damon Albarn to Perform at Harpa in June

23 Jan English musican, singer and songwriter Damon Albarn has long dreamt of composing a piece about the view from the window of his house in Iceland.

Hildur Guðnadóttir, holding the award.

Hildur Wins Golden Globe for ‘Joker’

6 Jan Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir won the Golden Globe last night for best original score.

A colorful gathering.

Cold Start to New Year

2 Jan It has become increasingly popular to begin the year in Iceland by dressing up and going swimming in the cold ocean.

New Year’s Day in Iceland

1 Jan People in Southwest Iceland have a reason to praise the weather gods today for bringing us heavy rain and strong winds.

Christmas Is too Expensive for Ten Percent

25 Dec Ninety percent of Icelandic adults say they are can afford celebrating Christmas this year.

What Do Icelanders Serve for Christmas?

24 Dec Tonight, Christmas Eve, is when Icelanders traditionally celebrate Christmas and exchange gifts.




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