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Hildur Guðnadóttir, holding the award.

Hildur Wins Golden Globe for ‘Joker’

6 Jan Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir won the Golden Globe last night for best original score.

The Icelandic Emigration Center, covered in snow.

Emigration Center Disappears under Snow

18 Dec “We’ve never before had snow on this scale.”

Professor Avedan Raggio.

Sewing the Saga of Njal

15 Dec Since February 2013, a 90-meter-long tapestry depicting Njal’s Saga – the best-known Icelandic saga – has been in the making in Hvolsvöllur, South Iceland.

“They Are Part of Our History”

12 Nov The 700 manuscripts, written in Iceland in the Middle Ages, that used to be part of the collection of Icelandic manuscript collector Árni Magnússon (1663-1730), are to remain at the Arnamagnæan Institute at the University of Copenhagen.

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.

Rude in Translation

29 Jul Do you find us, Icelanders, rude?

From Djúpivogur.

Iceland’s Happiest Town

11 May Djúpivogur, the East Fjords, is the only municipality in Iceland to be part of the international Cittaslow movement.

The weather was ideal for a celebration.

National Costume Day in Pictures

8 Apr The annual peysufatadagur, or “national costume day,” was celebrated on Friday by Kvennaskólinn junior college in Reykjavík.

Fooling people was easier when this type of phone was the norm.

April’s Fools, In Retrospect

2 Apr Yesterday was April Fool’s Day. It has long been a tradition in Iceland to play a practical joke on others this day.

This heart shaped lobster pizza at Essensia in Hverfisgata is a popular Valentines day treat.

Valentines Day increases in popularity in Iceland

14 Feb Just like "foreign" traditions such as Halloween, Valentines Day is now becoming popular in Iceland. Restaurants are particularly busy on this night.

A turf church in Árbæjarsafn in Reykjavik.

Iceland's traditional turf houses

15 Jan 2019 Half of Iceland's population was still living in turf homes in 1910. Due to lack of trees in Iceland, building out of turf was a popular building material and thick turf walls were useful to ward off the cold.

Sovereignty celebrations in Reykjavik in 1018.

Iceland's oldest building open on Sovereignty Day, December 1st

23 Nov 2018 Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, the President of Iceland, Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark, and Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark will attend the centenary celebrations.

"There are other music and film and art worlds that are more exciting, alternative worlds in Brooklyn, same as in London. Young places, young worlds, young energy, new energy."

Interview with Jonas Mekas: "I prefer to stick to the present moment"

27 Sep 2018 "Avoid filmschools, follow your vision, get a camera and star filming," is the advice Jonas Mekas gives to aspiring filmmakers. Mekas, who is 96 years old, is guest of honour at the Reykjavik International Film Festival, RIFF which begins tonight.

More than 300 events are scheduled for Culture Night.

Culture Night this Saturday

15 Aug 2018 Culture Night 2018 will be held for the 23rd time on August 18, the birthday of Reykjavík City.

Hlemmur, a former bus central is now turning into a food hall, and the whole area around the square will be the focal point of this year's Culture Night.

Reykjavik Culture Night to focus on Hlemmur square this year

10 Aug 2017 The up-and-coming Hlemmur area is the focus for this year's Culture Night which takes place on Agust 19th.

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