11 DecJodie Foster will direct, produce and star in the US remake of award winning Icelandic film Woman at War. Foster will play the role of Halla, played in the Icelandic version by Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir.
30 Nov "There's a rumour concerning Grýla, that she's dead and has stopped eating children. I think that's nonsense, and that she's living a great life in the mountains still eating her human sushi," says professor Terry Gunnell at the University of Iceland.
29 NovThe ice skating rink sponsored by telecommunications company Nova opens at 7 pm on December 1st in the Reykjavik city centre. The rink is extremely popular with children during the Christmas season.
28 Nov The Icelandic naming committee, who review all new names not on the register to be given to babies have now rejected a demand to name a baby girl Ladý. This is the second time that the given name Ladý is rejected.
27 NovA new statue of the Icelandic yule cat was revealed last weekend in Lækjartorg in the city centre. It's a five metre tall and fairly creepy statue of this strange folkloric being, known for eating children who didn't get new clothes for Christmas.
23 NovKatrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, the President of Iceland, Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark, and Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark will attend the centenary celebrations.
16 NovFirst Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid has published a beautiful letter to her husband Guðni Th. Jóhannesson which she wrote in Icelandic in 1999. She had recently met him and wanted to charm him with her language skills.
9 NovTourists that are shy of the communal showers in Icelandic swimming pools can rejoice. The City of Reykjavik has announced that all Reykjavik swimmig pools will be equipped with a private shower cubicle. Such a cubicle is installed for disabled people or anyone who doesn't feel comfortable being naked around others.
9 NovThe centre of the Lounge and Conference is Centerhotel Plaza, which will host a series of networking events and music-focused discussions aimed at industry professionals, Icelandic musicians, and music enthusiasts.
9 NovEver since Iceland Airwaves was held for the first time in 1999, David Fricke, editor of Rolling Stone and Leigh Lust, who has worked in the music industry for three decades, have attended. At this year's festival they were honoured with a "lifetime bracelet" to the festival.
9 Nov Júníus Meyvant has released a brand new single entitled ‘Let It Pass’. The track is the latest to be taken from his forthcoming second album ‘Across The Borders’ which is set for release on Jan 25th 2019 via Record Records / Glassnote.