Canadian artist Steven Nederveen hosts workshop in Iceland

27 Mar 2017 The painting Ocean crossing was created by Canadian artist Steven Nederveen for the Canadian Embassy in Iceland in celebration of Canada's 150th Anniversary. Nederveen will be hosting a workshop in Iceland on March 28th in Akureyri and March 30th in Reykjavik.

A memorial honouring the first Icelandic settlers in Hekla in 1873.

New website dedicated to the Western Icelanders

13 Nov 2016 Icelandic historian Jónas Þór will be opening a new website next year dedicated to the Icelanders who moved to Canada and North America. "On the website people will be able to follow the individual journeys of Icelanders, where they went, what they did." Þór has been collecting data in recent years and has set up a Karolina Fund page to fund the project.

Aðalbjörg Sigurþórsdóttir and Haukur Leifs Hauksson.

Volcano Bakery: A taste of Iceland in Canada

30 Aug 2016 Just a few weeks since opening, Volcano Bakery in St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, has already proved a hit with locals and Icelandic expats – with their range of freshly baked traditional Icelandic treats.

Friðrika Björnsdóttir died at the age of 35 and was buried in a field outside Riverton, Manitoba.

Icelandic princess lies in an unmarked grave

24 May 2016 A lonely hill near Manitoba in Canada is the resting place of Icelander Friðrika Björnsdóttir. She is reputed to be the grandchild of King Frederick VI of Denmark.

The Hekla Aurora Boeing 757 landing in Montreal for the first time.

Icelandair flies first service to Montreal

20 May 2016 Yesterday say the departure of Icelandair's stunning Hekla Aurora 757 to Montreal, a city of four million inhabitants in the province of Quebec.

Skúli Mogensen cutting the ribbon for Wednesday's maiden service to Montreal.

WOW air gets its Canada services under way

6 May 2016 High demand for flights to the Canadian cities of Montreal and Toronto has led Icelandic low-cost airline WOW air to bring forward its maiden flights AND increase frequency.

Smiles during last week's 4-1 win over Denmark.

Canada crush Iceland’s Algarve Cup final dream

8 Mar 2016 A 1-0 defeat against Canada yesterday has denied Iceland’s national women’s football team a place in the final of the 2016 Algarve Cup tournament.

Photo: Ómar Óskarsson

Icelander held in Canada for drug smuggling

12 Feb 2016 An Icelandic woman is currently being held in custody in Canada on suspicion of smuggling considerable quantities of cocaine.

The Mikkeller & Friends bar on Hverfisgata 12

Canada's most famous brewery presents beer in Reykjavik

21 Jan 2016 Tomorrow, Friday 22nd of January anyone staying in Reykjavik can sample the famous beer from Montreal brewery Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! at the Mikkeler & Friends bar.

Photo: Kristinn Ingvarsson

Asylum applications from Canada and USA

18 Dec 2015 Iceland’s Directorate of Immigration has received asylum applications from people of 53 different nationalities this year – including from countries officially classed as safe.

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.

The political dynasties of Iceland

22 Oct 2015 There has been much media attention focused on Canada’s new PM Justin Trudeau in recent days, son of former Canadian PM Pierre Trudeau. But what about political dynasties in Iceland?

Canadian artist David Celia in Reykjavik

20 Oct 2015 Toronto based artist David Celia will be performing for the first time in Iceland at Kex Hostel this Thursday.

Screenshot from WOW air's Twitter account.

WOW air offers ‘flirt and fly’

14 Oct 2015 The airline’s latest promotion campaign – currently only for flights to Montreal, Canada – is based on a new WOW air account on the popular dating app Tinder.

The CN Tower in Toronto, Canada.

Icelandic airlines compete for Canada

18 Sep 2015 WOW air has announced it will soon be opening a new Montreal route – commencing a week before a recently announced new Icelandair service to the French-speaking city.

The victim has been named.

Jökulsárlón boat victim Canadian

5 Sep 2015 The 59-year-old victim was on holiday in Iceland with her husband and children.

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