Bjarni Gunnar Ásgeirsson, doctoral student.

‘Like Finding Gold’

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Njáll’s personnel card.

Iceland Post Hires Chat Cat

20 Nov Iceland Post (Pósturinn) has hired a chat cat by the name of Njáll.

Morgunblaðið's photographer was denied access to Harpa Concert Hall Wednesday night.

‘The Bachelor’ Being Filmed in Iceland

19 Nov Filming of the 26th series of the US dating reality show The Bachelor is taking place in Iceland these days.

Guðmundur Guðjónsson.

Surprise, Surprise: Paramedic Looks Familiar!

18 Nov “What are the chances of that happening?” a Facebook post from the Capital Area Fire Department reads.

Rector Jón Atli Benediktsson.

Rector of University of Iceland Among World’s Top Scientists

17 Nov Jón Atli Benediktsson, rector of the University of Iceland and professor of electrical and computer engineering, is ranked, once again, on the Clarivate Analytics list of the world’s most influential researchers.

Arnaldur Indriðason, Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, and Vera Illugadóttir.

Arnaldur Indriðason Receives Icelandic Language Award

17 Nov On the Day of the Icelandic Language, celebrated yesterday, crime fiction writer Arnaldur Indriðason received the Jónas Hallgrímsson award for his contribution to the Icelandic language.

Árni Bjarnason, standing next to his model of Silfrastaðakirkja church.

World’s Oldest Man Turns 90

13 Nov Árni Bjarnason, a retired farmer at Uppsalir, near the village Varmahlíð, North Iceland, is World’s oldest man.

From the old bookstore.

Mál og Menning Bookstore to Open Anew at Laugavegur 18

3 Nov By the end of the week, a new Mál og menning bookstore will open at Laugavegur 18.

Aþena Rós and Baltasar Þór, looking amazingly composed in the company of scary creatures.

Horrible Creatures Make Islanders Happy

29 Oct Every year, more and more people celebrate Halloween in Iceland.

Gísli Sigurðsson.

New Findings Correspond with Conclusions Drawn from Sagas

23 Oct We reported Thursday on an article, published in Nature, in which scientists state they now have proof of the presence of the Vikings in Newfoundland in the year 1021.

From Ölverk's beer festival in 2019.

Beer Festival Among Tropical Animals This Weekend

22 Oct Beer enthusiasts will head to Hveragerði, Southwest Iceland, this weekend.

From L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland.

Proof of Viking Presence in North America in 1021

21 Oct Scientists have found proof that the Vikings were present in Newfoundland in the year 1021.

From Harpa concert hall.

Good Outlook for Christmas Concert Season

20 Oct The CEO of Sena, a company specializing, among other things, in event planning, welcomes the gradual lifting of domestic COVID-19 restrictions in Iceland.

The winning photo.

Award-Winning Photos of Flight

17 Oct The winner of’ Photography Contest, held this summer, is Einar Rúnar Sigurðsson.

Magnús Scheving introduces the plans in Borgarnes yesterday.

LazyTown Experience Park Planned in Borgarnes

15 Oct Plans were announced yesterday to build an experience park in the town of Borgarnes, West Iceland, based on the children’s TV series LazyTown and on the history of Borgarnes.

The Imagine Peace Tower.

Imagine Peace Tower to Be Lit Tonight

9 Oct Tonight at 8 pm, on John Lennon’s birthday, the Imagine Peace Tower will be lit for the 15 th time on Viðey island.


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