Pierce Brosnan.

Hollywood in Húsavík

16 Oct A film crew and famous actors worked in Húsavík, North Iceland, in recent days, shooting a scene for the comedy Eurovision.

Garðar Sverrisson, with his book, now in English translation: Bobby Fisher-The Final Years.

New Book on Bobby Fischer in Iceland

5 Oct The book Bobby Fischer – The Final Years, by Garðar Sverrisson, has just been published.

How about going to the movies at the pool?

Be Ready for RIFF Thursday

22 Sep The 16th RIFF, the Reykjavík International Film Festival, opens Thursday with Icelandic directior Elvar Aðalsteins’ End of Sentence.


Ian McEwan Receives Laxness Prize

21 Sep English novelist Ian McEwan became the first person to receive the Halldór Laxness International Literature Prize Thursday.

Ragnar Kjartansson.

Ragnar Kjartansson’s Work Chosen Century’s Best

19 Sep Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson’s The Visitors is the best art of the 21st century, according to a list published this week by the Guardian.

The group of students gathered by an outdoor chessboard by Reykjavík Harbor.

Crossing the Ocean to Learn to Swim

19 Sep They had never seen a horse before and never learned to swim.

Hildur Guðnadóttir.

Icelandic Composer Receives Emmy Award

16 Sep Last night, Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir won an Emmy award for her score to the HBO series Chernobyl at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.

Elín Harpa.

Who’s New to Us?

13 Sep “We’ve sought to find the newest artists in the Reykjavík music community and to provide a stage for them to showcase,” explains James Cox, music coordinator at Hlemmur Square who co-hosts a new intimate concert series, New to Us, at Hlemmur Square, with bar manager Halldór Viðar Hjaltested.

Education Minister Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, right, looks at an old manuscript at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, guided by the institute's director, Guðrún Nordal.

Iceland to Request Manuscripts from Denmark

29 Aug The Icelandic government is interested in reclaiming Old Icelandic manuscripts from Denmark.

There are about 1,300 foreign students registered at the University of Iceland.

Ninety Nationalities at U of Iceland

28 Aug Close to 700 foreign students are among the freshmen at the University of Iceland this fall.

Arnarhólll hill was packed while musicians entertained.

More than 100,000 Attend Culture Night

26 Aug More than 100,000 people attended Culture Night in Reykjavík on Saturday.

The festival traditionally draws thousands of people.

Culture Night Tomorrow

23 Aug Culture Night is coming up tomorrow.

A scene from A White, White Day.

Bright Days for ‘White, White Day’

22 Aug This was a good week for A White White Day.

Grímur Hákonarson.

New Film from Director of ‘Rams’

17 Aug A new Icelandic film, Héraðið (The County), premiered in Iceland on Wednesday.

Ed Sheeran at Laugardalsvöllur arena Saturday night.

Ed Sheeran’s Concert in Pictures

12 Aug A total of about 50,000 people, or almost 14 percent of the Icelandic nation, attended Ed Sheeran’s concerts in Reykjavík on Saturday and Sunday nights.


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