Jodie Foster plays one of the detectives working a case in the new series of True Detective: Night Country.

HBO preparing to shoot True Detective: Night Country in Iceland

9 Aug HBO is already in Iceland preparing for season 4 of True Detective: Night Country that will be shot here. The popular series was given the green light last May with a likely premiere in 2023. First the scene locations need to be found and a lot of preparation before the actual shooting takes place.

Expect colourful characters and a fun vibrant atmosphere in downtown Reykjavík today.

Pride Parade is coming back bigger and better after two years hiatus

6 Aug The Pride Parade starts at Hallgrímskirkja at 2 o'clock today and ends up in Hljómskálagarður where there will be an outdoor concert to celebrate.

"We made over 30 thousand ISK" the friends say "and at the end of the evening there were only three left."

Young entrepreneurs selling condoms to Festival guests

2 Aug Vign­ir Elv­ar Lund and Matth­ías Jök­uls­son are twelve years old and already doing business. Last weekend, when the biggest outdoor festival in the Westman Islands took place there were thousands of people partying. So the friends decided to make their evening count for something money-wise and decided to walk around the area and sell condoms.

Agnes and Jens Albert Pétursson, her father. He is originally from the Faroe Islands but has lived in Iceland since 1945.

Renewed his driving license just before his 100th birthday

22 Jul "My health is good, although it is in line with my age. A few days ago I got my driving licence renewed and I am very happy about being able to get about in the car.

It's been 10 years since The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was filmed partly in Iceland.

Ben Stiller and Ólafur Darri's happy 10 year reunion in Stykkishólmur

21 Jul The actors Ben Stiller and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson seemed very happy meeting each other in Stykkishólmur recently. Stiller posted a video of them meeting.

Sigfús Sigurðsson and Bryndís Sigurðardóttir are the oldest siblings in Iceland. The picture was taken yesterday at SIgurðsson 104th birthday party celebration, but his actual birthday is today.

The oldest siblings in Iceland

18 Jul The siblings Sigfús Sigurðsson and Bryndís Sigurðardóttir are the oldest living siblings in Iceland, but their combined age is 203 years and 8 months, according to Jónas Ragnarsson, who is the moderator of the Facebook website "Langlífi" (Long life).

The director and writer of Redux, Heimir Bjarnason, with his dog Ripley who follows him everywhere he goes.

Writing the script and the characters was like being in therapy for four years

17 Jul A new Icelandic film will premiere next Wednesday called Redux (Þrot in Icelandic). The filmmaker is Heimir Bjarnason and it is his first feature film.

Hnífsdalur made her an author

15 Jul The writer and filmmaker Sarah Thomas lived in Iceland for a decade and now she has written her memoirs from her stay in the Westfjords in the book The Raven's Nest that was published recently.

Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir the Minister of Science, Industry and Innovation of Iceland was watching the game with her brother Magnús to support "our girls".

Everybody is watching "our girls" in the UEFA Women's EURO

14 Jul Downtown Reykjavík is packed, especially the square Ingólfstorg, named after Ingólfur Arnarson, usally seen as the first nordic settler in Iceland. The reason why is that the Icelandic female football team is playing in the UEFA Women's EURO in Manchester, England.

Jóhann Hjartarson, Helgi Ólafsson and Jón Gústafsson by the original chess table that was used in the Chessbattle of the Century 50 years ago in Reykjavik.

A 50 year old mystery of a historical chess table has finally been solved

11 Jul The Grandmasters Helgi Ólafsson and Jóhann Hjartarson are certain that the chess table that Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky used when playing the 7.-21st chess matches in the World Chess Championship, or what Icelanders call the Chessbattle of the Century, in Reykjavík in July 1972.

There is quite an entourage from Guðrún Arnardóttit's family, or over 30 people,mostly from her father's side.

Thirty people entourage from one family for Iceland vs. Belgium

10 Jul "The excitement is growing," said Ingibjörg María Guðmundsdóttir and Örn Torfason, the parents of Guðrún Arnardóttir who is a defender on the Icelandic National Women's team in football. The parents were talking to a sports' journalist from at the Fanzone of the Icelandic team at the Piccadilly Gardens in the center of Manchester today.

The couple Svetlana Veschagina and Jón Þorsteinn Sigurðsson.

A wedding party raising money for disabled children in warzones

26 Jun The couple Jón Þorsteinn Sigurðsson and Svetlana Veschagina got married last summer and had planned a second wedding party on their first year anniversary so her family could attend.

The Youth Movement of Amnesty International in Iceland has a Story Sharing Café in Mál og Menning bookstore on Laugavegur today at 7 PM. The poster  is by Kosmonatka.

Story sharing café tonight

20 Jun Today is the World Refugee Day, but it is celebrated annjually on the 20th of June. The Amnesty International Youth Movement has organized a "Story Sharing Café" to celebrate the day and it will be held in Mál og menning on Laugavegur 18 at 19 PM tonight.

Having fun on the 17th of June. The girl is Lilja Jörgensen and the picture is from last year's celebration.

Celebrating Icelandic National Day

17 Jun Today is Iceland’s National Day and it will be celebrated all over the country, but in 1944 Iceland gained independence from Denmark and the Republic of Iceland was founded on 17th of June 1944.

Guðmundur Felix Grétarsson with Dr Aram Gazarian, the head surgeon in his transplant.
"This man has been behind me every step of the way and directed the team of 50 that did the operation and he is an exeptional surgeon and human being."

Talks about his success with a double arm and shoulder transplant operation

16 Jun The Icelander Guðmundur Felix Grétarsson underwent the first double arm and shoulder transplant in the world and it is now 17 months since his 15 hour operation in Lyon in France. Last Friday Grétarsson appeared on the TV show Good Morning Britain to talk about his operation and his recovery after this miraculous operation. His wife, Sylwia Gretarsson Nowakowska,was with him on the set.




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