The Golden Snitch - the magical flying ball in Harry Potter. Real life quidditch uses slightly different balls.

Icelandic quidditch team doing well

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Gylfi Sigurðsson and  Antoine Griezmann

Iceland draws 2:2 against France last night

12 Oct Iceland played an exciting match against France last night. The French team looked set for defeat after Iceland scored two goals by Birkir Bjarnason and Kari Arnason.

Elísabet Margeirsdóttir yesterday completed  probably the hardest race that any Icelander has taken part in.

Icelander becomes world's first woman to complete Gobi desert Ultramarathon race in under 100 hours

2 Oct Elísabet Margeirsdóttir yesterday became the first woman in the world to complete the Gobi Desert Ultramarathon race in under 100 hours. The race is 409 kilometres and Margeirsdóttir was ninth out of 50 contestants to reach the goal.

The lift is being built.

New ski lift will greatly enlarge ski area

2 Sep Summer is coming to a close, giving skiers a reason to celebrate and prepare for the ski season.

The Reykjavik Marathon last year.

Fifteen thousand people expected to participate in Reykjavik Marathon

8 Aug Registrations for the Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon taking place on August 18th now amount to over nine thousand people including three thousand foreign participants.

Icelandic cricket players practicing in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland.

Crowdfunding campaign for the Icelandic national Cricket Team raises 3000 British pounds

3 May A group of cricket enthusiasts have raised three thousand GBP for the Icelandic National Cricket Team who will be playing their first international match against Switzerland in the UK this July.

The Vikings-  a commercial laden with references to the Icelandic Vikings, mythology and of course, the Minnesota Vikings.

Icelandic Vikings in Superbowl Dodge Ram commercial

6 Feb A group of Icelanders playing the part of Vikings took part in the Dodge commercial shown in the first half of the Super Bowl. The commercial was directed by Joe Pytka.

More than 800 athletes from 35 countries faced 60 mile-per-hour winds, downpours, sleet, snow, below freezing temperatures and darkness.

 An epic race beneath the Northern Lights

19 Jan Iceland Travel and recently organised an incredible race in Iceland to test the strength and endurance of over 800 contestants from 35 different countries.

Spectators getting frustrated at last nights match.

Iceland's "dóttirs" lose to Austria 3:0

27 Jul 2017 A great crowd of people gathered at Ingólfstorg square last night to watch the Iceland - Austria match at the UEFA Women's Euro 2017.

Aron Pálmarsson is a key player in the Icelandic National Team.

Icelandic handball star Aron Pálmarsson to join Barcelona

28 Jun 2017 Clubs Barcelona, Kiel and PSG were all after Icelandic handball star Aron Pálmarsson. According to Spanish media El Mundo Deportivo his decision to join Barcelona was affected by his girlfriend wanting to live there.

The Icelandic team celebrating their victory.

Iceland‘s unexpected defeat of Romania

7 Apr 2017 With all due respect to Iceland’s national ice hockey team, there were few that expected Iceland’s win against Romania in their game last night in World Championship Div II. Iceland won the game 2:0

Icelandic team celebrating the first goal, only 7 seconds into the game.

Iceland beats Spain 3:2

3 Apr 2017 Icelandic National Men’s Team in ice hockey just won their first match in their group against Spain, in the World Championship Div II. After the match they gathered and sung together, as you can see in the video.

The effect of Icelandic National Team's success on Icelandic society are considerable.

Baby boom in Iceland 9 months after EURO 2016 success

28 Mar 2017 Iceland was captivated by the National Men’s Football Team’s success in the EURO 2016. Nine months of the legendary win against England, a record number of babies were born.

Ólafía Þórunn Kristinsdóttir, Iceland's rising star in golf.

Iceland’s next star golfer?

20 Feb 2017 Icelandic pro golfer Ólafía Þórunn Kristinsdóttir landed in 30-39 place in the ISPS tournament in Australia last weekend.

Iceland now ranks nr. 20 at FIFA's list.

Iceland never higher on FIFA’s list

9 Feb 2017 The Icelandic national men’s football team ranks number 20 in the new FIFA’s World Ranking List and has never been ranked so high before. This is without a doubt thanks to the team’s success in last summer’s EURO 2016.

Ingibjörg and Tómas at the new Yoga Shala branch. Both studied Ashtanga yoga with Shri K.Patthabi Jois.

Yoga centre opens in Skeifan, Reykjavik

1 Feb 2017 One of Reykjavik's longest established yoga centres, Yoga Shala, has now opened in a new and much improved location in Skeifan, 108 Reykjavik. The centre offers a variety of classes ranging from Ashtanga, Kundalini, Vinyasa Flow and Yoga nidra, and also offers teaching courses.




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