The crowd at Secret Solstice last year.

Secret Solstice Festival kicks off this Thursday

Culture and Living

The Secret Solstice Festival starts tomorrow, Thursday and continues until the early hours of Sunday morning, for its fifth edition during 96 hours of continuous sunlight.

Skrúðganga í Reykjavíkurborg í dag.

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The Chemical Brothers are going to Reykjavik.

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Hákon Aðalsteinsson, left, and Anton Newcombe, right, on tour with The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

Music: Icelander joins The Brian Jonestown Massacre

13 Jun Icelandic musician Hákon Aðalsteinsson has joined legendary rock band The Brian Jonestown Massacre led by frontman Anton Newcombe.

New Icelandic baby clothes shop opens on Laugavegur

6 Jun A new baby clothes shop recently opened selling Icelandic design using organic materials.

Photographer Saga Sig

Art: Fashion photographer Saga Sig starts painting

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Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, Shoplifter, and exhibition director Birta Guðjónsdóttir.

Art: Shoplifter to be Iceland's representative at the Venice Biennale next year

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The Festival of the Sea takes place all weekend and offers plenty of activities for all ages.

Weekend: Icelanders celebrate Sailor's Day on Sunday

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Stelpur rokka! (Girls Rock! Iceland) is a volunteer-run non-profit organization working to empower girls, trans boys, gender queer and intersex youth through music.

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Andrea and her boyfriend holding their newborn son.

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The Flamongo pink wall adds a touch of warmth.

Cool Funkis style home for sale in central Reykjavik

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hydraens

Float in weightlessness at a new Reykjavik spa

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Singapore Sling with frontman and songwriter Henrik Björnsson.

Weekend: Singapore Sling and Skrattar at Húrra

25 May Tonight Icelandic rockers Singapore Sling perform at Húrra in Reykjavik. Opening for Sling are newcomer bad boys of rock and roll, Skrattar.

Faraoese singer Eivör will return to the Iceland Airwaves festival this year.

Iceland Airwaves announce this year's line-up

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Lilja Alfreðsdóttir surrounded by Icelandic children at the launch of the latest version of Icelandic Online.

Free Icelandic lessons online

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Artist Nína Tryggvadóttir,  1913 – 1968 is one of Iceland's most important abstract expressionist artists.

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Exchange rates

USD USD 109.00 EUR EUR 126.00
GBP GBP 143.43 DKK DKK 16.91
NOK NOK 13.31 SEK SEK 12.27
CHF CHF 109.22 JPY JPY 0.99
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.

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Exchange rates

USD USD 109.00 EUR EUR 126.00
GBP GBP 143.43 DKK DKK 16.91
NOK NOK 13.31 SEK SEK 12.27
CHF CHF 109.22 JPY JPY 0.99
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.