The winning photo.

Award-Winning Photos of Flight

17 Oct The winner of mbl.is’ 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.

RIFF Opens Today

30 Sep RIFF, the Reykjavík International Film Festival, opens today for the 18th time.

Education Minister Lilja Alfreðsdóttir and Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.

Icelandic Education Minister Asks Apple for Help

23 Sep Icelandic Minister of Education Lilja Alfreðsdóttir has sent a letter to Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc., asking him for help in preserving the Icelandic language.

The threesome, wearing Icelandic lopi sweaters.

Harry Potter Stars Happy with Iceland Visit

18 Sep Three English movie stars, famous for their roles in the Harry Potter film series, visited Iceland last week to work on an episode of a travel show.

The bowl collects the sounds of the sea.

Sounds of Ocean, 65 Words for Sea, and Warning

12 Sep A sculpture with a name that means both ‘Language of the Sea’ and ‘Sea Level’ — Sjávarmál — has been installed near the ocean on Eiðsgrandi road in Reykjavík.

Áskell Heiðar Ásgeirsson, holding a key to the virtual reality battle.

‘1238 The Battle of Iceland’ Receives International Nomination

5 Sep The exhibition “1238 The Battle of Iceland,” which opened in Sauðárkrókur, North Iceland, in the summer of 2019, has been nominated for the Heritage in Motion Awards.

Iceland Airwaves Postponed Until 2022

3 Sep The music festival Iceland Airwaves, which had been scheduled for early November, has been postponed until next year.

Reykjavík Rated Best City for New Parents 

30 Aug New research, conducted by the expat insurance company William Russell, reveals that Reykjavík, Iceland, is the best city to become a new parent.

Reykjavík Jazz Festival Opens Today

28 Aug The Reykjavík Jazz Festival opens today and continues through September 4.

Naming Committee Approves ‘Magma’

25 Aug The timing couldn’t be better.

Sunnefa Lind, enjoying work at Eiríksstaðir.

Giving Guests a Glimpse of Life in Viking Age

20 Aug What surprises Icelandic visitors is hearing that people in the Viking Age probable slept sitting.

Canadian actress Katheryn Winnick, American actor and director Sean Penn, and his daughter, actress Dylan Penn, at the Cannes Film Festival.

Icelandic Song Featured in Sean Penn’s ‘Flag Day’

20 Aug The song “I Think of Angels,” by beloved Icelandic musician Kristján Kristjánsson, better known as KK, is featured in American director Sean Penn’s new film, Flag Day.

Pianist Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson.

“Almost Unreal” for Pianist Víkingur Heiðar to Perform at Proms

16 Aug “It went incredibly well and was in fact an ideal evening.”

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