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.

Arnarson with the first salmon of the 2022 season in East Rangá. Jóhannes Hinriksson has the cap.

First salmon of the season in East Rangá

16 Jun East Rangá opened yesterday morning but no salmon was caught on the first shift. It didn't crush the spirit of the anglers who were certain that the silvery one was to be had soon. Lo and behold and in the afternoon the painter Alexander Arnarson caught the first salmon of the season in East Rangá.

Children getting education about fish in a playful real life setting.

Fishermen celebrated today with the same enthusiasm as 84 years ago

13 Jun "It is obvious that the same feeling of support that fishermen and the fishing industry had in the year 1938 when the Fisherman's Day was celebrated for the first time still prevailsl," says Aríel Pétursson, chairman of the Fisherman's Day Council, which was held yesterday after a two year hiatus due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Kári persevered until the ball got rolling.

Got a million rejections before the ball started rolling

12 Jun The photographer Kári Sverriss wanted to be like his parents from an early age. They were prominent in the Icelandic fashion world and were living the life. Before he came out of the closet he had two children and followed his dreams by going to London. Today he works with famous models and photographs for big magazines like Vogue and Elle.

"Like swimmingin a washing machine"

8 Jun The Waves reached the shore of France at 19:44 last night after swimming for sixteen hours and four minutes in the English Channel.

The Waves train hard but have a lot of fun while they are doing it.

Swimming through the English Channel

7 Jun The sea swimming group The Waves started their swim through the English Channel last night at 4:00 AM.

Great catch of cods not far from the harbour.

A Scotsman took the first price

5 Jun There were 64 competitors from ten countries that participated in the EFSA European Species Championship (Cod and Coalfish) in sea fishing that took place in Ólafsvík on the 27.-28th of May.

Godland got a standing ovation in Cannes

4 Jun The Icelandic film Godland was premiered at the Film Festival in Cannes and was very well received. The audience gave a standing ovation and the end of the premiere and critics have given the film their best scores to date.

Daníel Þór Valsson posing in stilettos at the top of Móskarðshnjúkar.  He surely must have won the weekly competition for the best photograph.

Grab your stilettos, we're going hiking!

27 May The competition is on! The staff at the IT company Orgio have turned their competition into an art form. The stilettos are a must, not exactly for the hike itself, but for the photograph at the top.

Rufus Wainwright visits Iceland over the Memorial Day Weekend and performs in Harpa with John Grant.

Rufus Wainwright performing in Reykjavik next weekend with John Grant

26 May The American-Canadian musician Rufus Wainwright will perform in Harpa Concerthall in Reykjavik next Sunday, the 29th of May.

The president of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, was very happy with the trip with his delegation to meet with the biggest Tech companies in California.

Icelandic needs a presence in the digital arena to survive

25 May Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, the president of Iceland, went to California in the United States with a delegation to meet with Tech companies to underline the importance of incorporating Icelandic in developing new language technology solutions.

Quite good to cool off walking with dad on the beach.

Enjoying sunny weather today in Reykjavik

22 May Sunshine and clear skies greeted people in the city this morning. The temperature was around 16 degrees Celcius (approximately 60 Fahreinheit) and many went to enjoy the weather in the swimming pools or meet and greet people downtown enjoying the weather.

Members of the band "Kalush Orchestra" are the winners of Eurovision 2022.

Ukraine wins Eurovision 2022

14 May Europe has voted in Eurovision 2022 and most of the votes went to Ukraine. Before the votes from the public came in, it looked like UK might win the competition. But once all the votes were in, Ukraine came out on top.




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