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Education Minister Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, right, looks at an old manuscript at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, guided by the institute's director, Guðrún Nordal.

Iceland to Request Manuscripts from Denmark

29 Aug The Icelandic government is interested in reclaiming Old Icelandic manuscripts from Denmark.

There are about 1,300 foreign students registered at the University of Iceland.

Ninety Nationalities at U of Iceland

28 Aug Close to 700 foreign students are among the freshmen at the University of Iceland this fall.

Arnarhólll hill was packed while musicians entertained.

More than 100,000 Attend Culture Night

26 Aug More than 100,000 people attended Culture Night in Reykjavík on Saturday.

The festival traditionally draws thousands of people.

Culture Night Tomorrow

23 Aug Culture Night is coming up tomorrow.

A scene from A White, White Day.

Bright Days for ‘White, White Day’

22 Aug This was a good week for A White White Day.

Grímur Hákonarson.

New Film from Director of ‘Rams’

17 Aug A new Icelandic film, Héraðið (The County), premiered in Iceland on Wednesday.

Ed Sheeran at Laugardalsvöllur arena Saturday night.

Ed Sheeran’s Concert in Pictures

12 Aug A total of about 50,000 people, or almost 14 percent of the Icelandic nation, attended Ed Sheeran’s concerts in Reykjavík on Saturday and Sunday nights.

In 2016, the steps in front of Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík junior college were painted in celebration of Reykjavík Pride.

Reykjavík Pride Opens Today

8 Aug Reykjavík Pride (Hinsegin dagar) takes place August 8-17, with various events planned throughout the city.

The organizers of the festival.

Great Fish Day August 8-11

7 Aug The Great Fish Day will be celebrated in the fishing town Dalvík, North Iceland, August 8-11.

The stage being prepared.

Fifty-Five Containers Coming with Ed Sheeran

6 Aug Fifty-five containers of equipment, including lights, a sound system and a stage, are coming to Iceland with Ed Sheeran for this weekend’s concerts.

Rude in Translation

29 Jul Do you find us, Icelanders, rude?

Scene from A White, White Day.

‘White, White Day’ Receives Main Award in Croatia

29 Jul The Icelandic film White, White Day (Hvítur, hvítur dagur) received the main award of the 22nd Motovun Film Festival in Croatia Saturday.

Banners being made at Loft Hostel last night.

Reykjavík SlutWalk Tomorrow

26 Jul Preparations are underway for Reykjavík’s ninth SlutWalk, scheduled for tomorrow.

Hildur Guðnadóttir.

Had to Fight to Earn Trust

20 Jul Icelandic composer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir has been nominated for an Emmy award for the music she composed for the TV series Chernobyl.

Only five weeks to go till Ed Sheeran performs in Iceland.

Ed Sheeran Store to Open Prior to Concerts

4 Jul “The excitement in society is up. People know this is approaching.”


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