News Tagged with “Nordics”

Swedish children in Icelandic jumpers.

VIDEO: Swedish children perform Icelandic Christmas carol

16 Dec 2016 As part of celebrations for Saint Lucia’s in Sweden this week, the talented pupils of a Stockholm school learnt and performed the Icelandic version of a well-known Christmas carol.

Iceland best in Nordics for cultural activity

30 Nov 2016 Icelanders are the most avid theatre-goers of all the Nordic peoples and cultural life general is flourishing in Iceland, new data suggest.

Icelandic Christmas trees for Greenland and Faroes

25 Nov 2016 Reykjavik City has for the first time ever gifted an Icelandic Christmas tree to the Greenlandic capital of Nuuk.

Central Stockholm.

Iceland’s WOW air begins service to Stockholm Arlanda

22 Nov 2016 Last Friday saw the maiden flight by Icelandic low-cost airline WOW air from Iceland to Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, Sweden.

Icelanders biggest users of addictive drugs in the Nordics

7 Nov 2016 Iceland tops the Nordic table in the use of addictive painkillers, stimulants, sleeping pills, tranquilisers, sedatives and anticonvulsants, it has emerged.

Íslensku landsliðsmennirnir fagna marki gegn Tyrkjum.

Is Iceland the new Nordic football superpower?

13 Oct 2016 Having long languished towards the bottom of the FIFA world rankings, Iceland have risen 91 places in just five short years – and overtaken all of their larger Nordic neighbours.

Icelandic children second fittest in the world

27 Sep 2016 Icelandic children rank second in a new study on physical fitness conducted by the University of North Dakota and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Air Iceland is one the airlines operating domestic flights from Reykjavik City Airport.

Linking Iceland’s domestic and overseas flights “good for all”

12 Sep 2016 Transferring domestic flights from Reykjavik City Airport to Keflavík International Airport could be beneficial to both tourists and locals, say Nordic tourism leaders.

Can Iceland win Nordic film prize for third year in a row?

30 Aug 2016 Hit Icelandic film Þrestir (Sparrows), directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson, has been chosen as Iceland’s entry to the 2016 Nordic Council Film Prize.

Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir (left) and Poul Michelsen (right).

Iceland supports Faroese application to join EFTA

23 Aug 2016 Iceland’s Foreign Minister has declared her full support for the accession of the Faroe Islands to the European Free Trade Area (EFTA).

7% increase in passengers taking ferry to Iceland

19 Aug 2016 The MS Norrøna, the ferry linking Iceland to Denmark and the Faroe Islands, left the East Iceland port of Seyðisfjörður on the penultimate voyage of the 2016 summer season.

Helsinki, Finland.

Finnair to begin flying to Iceland

18 Aug 2016 Finnair has announced it will be starting a new direct service linking Iceland to the Finnish capital Helsinki as of next year.

Stockholm, Sweden.

Iceland’s WOW air to move Stockholm service to Arlanda

17 Aug 2016 Icelandic low-cost airline WOW air has announced that it will be moving its Stockholm service from Västerås Airport (VST) to the Swedish capital’s main international airport at Arlanda.

Have “Icelandic” minke whales migrated to Jan Mayen?

16 Aug 2016 A large stock of minke whales previously dwelling off the shores of Iceland may now have been located near the Norwegian island of Jan Mayen.

Second man arrested for murder of Icelander in Sweden

10 Aug 2016 A second man has been arrested in connected with the murder of an Icelandic man, who was stabbed and beaten to death in the Swedish capital of Stockholm last month.

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