Actress Jodie Foster will be taking on the role of Halla, an unlikely eco-avenger.

Jodie Foster to direct and star in Iceland's Oscar entry film

11 Dec Jodie Foster will direct, produce and star in the US remake of award winning Icelandic film Woman at War. Foster will play the role of Halla, played in the Icelandic version by Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir.

Professor of anthropology Terry Gunnell

Grýla is alive and well in the mountains eating human sushi

30 Nov "There's a rumour concerning Grýla, that she's dead and has stopped eating children. I think that's nonsense, and that she's living a great life in the mountains still eating her human sushi," says professor Terry Gunnell at the University of Iceland.

The ice skating rink is next to the Ingólfstorg Christmas village

Ice skating rink at Ingólfstorg opens on December 1st

29 Nov The ice skating rink sponsored by telecommunications company Nova opens at 7 pm on December 1st in the Reykjavik city centre. The rink is extremely popular with children during the Christmas season.

Ladý is a name derived from the English word Lady, and who knows, possibly Lady Gaga was an inspiration.

Name Lady rejected by Icelandic naming committee for the second time

28 Nov The Icelandic naming committee, who review all new names not on the register to be given to babies have now rejected a demand to name a baby girl Ladý. This is the second time that the given name Ladý is rejected.

Monki is aimed at younger women.

Monki to open in Reykjavik next spring

28 Nov This is the second store opening announced by parent company Hennes & Mauritz in a short time as Weekday also announced an opening next spring.

The yule cat before being lit.

Reykjavik purchases its very own yule cat

27 Nov A new statue of the Icelandic yule cat was revealed last weekend in Lækjartorg in the city centre. It's a five metre tall and fairly creepy statue of this strange folkloric being, known for eating children who didn't get new clothes for Christmas.

The Secret Solstice festival takes place in June.

Secret Solstice music festival to be smaller next year

23 Nov The Secret Solstice music festival which takes place annually in Laugardalur, Reykjavik, will be smaller next summer and only take place on the Þróttur sports grounds.

Sovereignty celebrations in Reykjavik in 1018.

Iceland's oldest building open on Sovereignty Day, December 1st

23 Nov Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, the President of Iceland, Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark, and Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark will attend the centenary celebrations.

ÍPresident of Iceland, Guðni Th.Jóhannesson and his wife, Canadian born Eliza Reid.

First Lady publishes old letter to her husband the President on Icelandic Language Day

16 Nov First Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid has published a beautiful letter to her husband Guðni Th. Jóhannesson which she wrote in Icelandic in 1999. She had recently met him and wanted to charm him with her language skills.

Sundhöllin had a sign up telling men not to dry their scrotum with a hairdryer.

All Reykjavik swimming pools to have a private shower cubicle

9 Nov Tourists that are shy of the communal showers in Icelandic swimming pools can rejoice. The City of Reykjavik has announced that all Reykjavik swimmig pools will be equipped with a private shower cubicle. Such a cubicle is installed for disabled people or anyone who doesn't feel comfortable being naked around others.

Airwaves conference LIVE

9 Nov The centre of the Lounge and Conference is Centerhotel Plaza, which will host a series of networking events and music-focused discussions aimed at industry professionals, Icelandic musicians, and music enthusiasts.

Iceland Airwaves 2018,  Tierra Whack.

Iceland Airwaves: Thursday in pictures

9 Nov The second day of the Iceland Airwaves festival featured highlights such as Nadine Shah,Tommy Cash, Alvia, Gyða, Ólafur Arnalds and Mr.Silla.

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A lifetime bracelet for Iceland Airwaves

9 Nov Ever since Iceland Airwaves was held for the first time in 1999, David Fricke, editor of Rolling Stone and Leigh Lust, who has worked in the music industry for three decades, have attended. At this year's festival they were honoured with a "lifetime bracelet" to the festival.

Júníus Meyvant is the stage name of Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson who grew up in the Westman Islands on the South coast of Iceland.

Icelandic artist Júníus Meyvant signs with Glassnote Records

9 Nov Júníus Meyvant has released a brand new single entitled ‘Let It Pass’. The track is the latest to be taken from his forthcoming second album ‘Across The Borders’ which is set for release on Jan 25th 2019 via Record Records / Glassnote.

Iceland Airwaves setur svip á borgina þessa dagana.

Iceland Airwaves: Off venue concerts LIVE

8 Nov Iceland Monitor is live at the Nordic House where a variety of Nordic artists are taking part in the off venue schedule.

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