Preparing to Nominate Leaf Bread Making to UNESCO’s List

30 Nov The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies is preparing the nomination of traditional Icelandic leaf bread making to UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

An old photo of the Kjóastaðir family.

1,100-Year-Old Siblings

29 Nov When Þórey Jónasdóttir turned 75 on Monday, her group of siblings reached the combined age of 1,100.

The cat, showing its teeth.

Christmas Cat Illuminates Lækjartorg Square

24 Nov With only a month to go till Christmas, Icelanders are busy putting up Christmas lights.

Hrefna Haraldsdóttir.

More Reading Reported on Day of Icelandic Language

16 Nov The COVID-19 pandemic has limited our social activities, so it may come as no surprise that during these times, Icelanders have increasingly turned toward books, many of which provide us with the company of fictional characters.

Ari Eldjárn.

Comedian Ari Eldjárn’s Show Coming to Netflix

4 Nov Comedian Ari Eldjárn’s show “Pardon My Icelandic” will be accessible to 950 million people worldwide when it premieres on Netflix December 2.

Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir Tölgyes and Ylfingur Kristján Árnason have an amazing connection.

Toddlers with Truly Remarkable Ties from 20th Century

31 Oct Two smiling three-year-olds, Tinna and Ylfingur, who just found out they have a remarkable connection, adorn Tuesday’s front page of Morgunblaðið.

All the shelves are now empty.

Mál og Menning Book Store Permanently Closed

19 Oct Most people who have visited Reykjavík are no doubt familiar with the Mál og Menning book store, at Laugavegur 18.

Reykjavík’s Empty Pools: Video

19 Oct Did you ever wonder what the swimming pools in Reykjavík look like these days, when closed?

Some of the dolls on display.

Mom’s Dolls on Display in Ísafjörður

18 Oct An interesting exhibition of dolls from all over the world opened not long ago at Búðin, Ísafjörður.

Men Removed from Reykjavík Roof

15 Oct Trophies, a collection of aluminum statues on the roof of Arnarhvoll, Reykjavík, was removed yesterday.

Major Minus that Disney Plus Doesn’t Speak Icelandic

7 Oct The streaming service Disney+ entered the Icelandic market this fall.

Ragnar Jónasson.

Icelandic Crime Novel Tops German Bestseller List

1 Oct The Mist (Icelandic title: Mistur), a crime novel by Icelandic author Ragnar Jónasson, ranks number one among best-selling paperbacks in Germany.

On the final stretch of the project. A happy group of volunteers.

‘Njal’s Saga’ to Be Completed Tonight

15 Sep Njal’s Saga, the best-known among the sagas of the Icelanders, will finally be completed tonight.

Welcome to Sunday school at your church, the text reads.

Big-Breasted Jesus Causes Controversy

14 Sep An advertisement from the National Church of Iceland, encouraging children to attend Sunday school, caused quite a controversy over the weekend.

The sheep coming from the mountains.

Farmers Herd Sheep to Roundup

11 Sep Farmers in Hrunamannahreppur district, Southwest Iceland, were busy herding their sheep from the mountains early yesterday morning.

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