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On the final stretch of the project. A happy group of volunteers.

‘Njal’s Saga’ to Be Completed Tonight

15 Sep Njal’s Saga, the best-known among the sagas of the Icelanders, will finally be completed tonight.

Reykjavík Fringe Festival July 4-12

28 Jun The third annual Reykjavík Fringe Festival is scheduled for July 4-12.


Park with a View and Plenty of Art

6 Jun Biking westward, uphill toward Hallsteinsgarður park in the suburb of Grafarvogur, the eastern part of Reykjavík, is no easy task.

The Sun Voyager being cleaned.

Sun Voyager Shines

1 Jun The Sun Voyager, a sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason (1931-1989), located on the ocean near Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, underwent major cleaning last week.

The new palm trees.

Palm Trees Planted in Laugardalur

11 Aug 2019 Five palm trees have been planted by the City of Reykjavík’s horticulturists in Laugardalur park.

The Arc de triomphe.

Ólafur Elíasson to Light Up Arc de Triomphe

29 Jun 2019 Icelandic/Danish artist Ólafur Elíasson has been commissioned to make a permanent lighting installation for the Arc de triomphe in Paris.

The famous sphere moves slowly.

Visit Grímsey by 2047

27 Jun 2019 “Orbis et Globus,” meaning Circle and Sphere, an eight-ton concrete sphere, marking the Arctic Circle on the northern tip of Grímsey island, off the north coast of Iceland, is under heavy criticism from some of the islanders for its location.

Ragnar Kjartansson at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Ragnar Kjartansson’s Work at the Met  

31 May 2019 The exhibition of Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson’s new video installation opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City yesterday.

Chromo Sapiens, Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir's work at the Venice Biennale.

Shoplifter Represents Iceland at Biennale

13 May 2019 “It’s like walking into the mouth of a monster.”

Museum of the moon is a new touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.

Giant moon set up in Harpa concert hall

5 Feb 2019 A giant moon has been installed at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in connection with an IT conference called UT messan. The theme of the conference is man's first voyage to the moon.

Palm Trees, an artwork by Karin Sander won the competition.

Palm tree artwork in new apartment complex in Reykjavik draws mixed reception

30 Jan 2019 Pálmatré, or palm trees, a proposal by German artist Karin Sander won a contest for an outdoor artwork in Vogabyggð, a new apartment complex in Reykjavik. The piece involves two palm trees inside two tower-like glass greenhouses to create warmth and light.

Gunnlaugur Blöndal was Icelandic painter   born in 1893.

Nudes by famous Icelandic painter causes a scandal

22 Jan 2019 The removal of two oil paintings by renowned Icelandic painter Gunnlaugur Blöndal was removed from the Central Bank of Iceland after one staff member complained. Blöndal painted most of his nudes in the 1930's and 1940's. The removal of the painting has caused some uproar as it only features a bare breasted woman and because Blöndal is one of Iceland's most celebrated artists.

Steingrímur Gauti in front of some of his works. His exhibition opens on Friday

Steingrímur Gauti opens at Gallerí Tveir Hrafnar on Friday

1 Nov 2018 Icelandic artist Steingrímur Gauti Ingólfsson will be opening his third solo exhibition of paintings in Gallerí Tveir Hrafnar in Reykjavik on Friday. Ingólfsson, who graduated from the fine arts department at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2015 paints large, sparse, abstract expanses on canvas.

The small marine sausage , erect and happy in Lake Tjörnin.

Raised eyebrows in Reykjavik over new lake sculpture

29 Oct 2018 A two metre high sculpture in Lake Tjörnin on Saturday has created quite a stir, mostly due to the fact that it resembles erect male genitalia. The artist, however, says that it's not a penis, but a small marine sausage.


The abstract beauty of glaciers

16 Oct 2018 Icelandic photographer Ragnar Axelsson has captured the beauty of Iceland for decades. In a new exhibition at Ásmundarsalur gallery in Reykjavik he exhibits photographs of Icelandic glaciers as you've never seen them before.




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