Major Minus that Disney Plus Doesn’t Speak Icelandic

7 Oct The streaming service Disney+ entered the Icelandic market this fall.

A larger number of people are now allowed to attend each performance.

Easing of Restrictions Breathes Life into Theater

7 Sep Organizers of public gatherings in Iceland welcome the easing of restrictions that takes effect today.

From Laugavegur.

Reykjavík Is Ready for Summer

27 Jun The City of Reykjavík has launched an initiative, aimed at attracting visitors this summer.

From an episode of Game of Thrones, shot in Iceland.

Will Foreign Film Crews Flock to Iceland?

7 May The possibility of allowing foreign film crews to work in Iceland this summer is being discussed.


Singers Honor Former President on Her 90th Birthday: Video

16 Apr Yesterday, some of Iceland’s best known opera singers gathered in front of the home of Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, former president of Iceland, and sang for her in celebration of her 90th birthday.

The entrance would be from Lækjargata street.

Movie Theater under Arnarhóll Hill?

1 Mar After reading about the financial trouble of Bíó Paradís, architect Sigurður Gústafsson dug into his drawer to take a look at an old idea of his: a movie theater to be located under Arnarhóll hill.

Ragnar Bjarnason.

Ragnar Bjarnason, Beloved Singer, Dies at Age 85

27 Feb Ragnar Bjarnason, better known as Raggi Bjarna, one of Iceland’s most popular singers, passed away Tuesday night at the age of 85.

Þórey Axelsdóttir and Anna Dóra Jónsdóttir at Þingborg.

Woollen Circle Offers Warm Welcome

23 Feb The next time you visit Iceland, you may want to take the Woollen Circle.

Website Makes Visiting Reykjavík Easy

15 Feb Reykjavík City has launched a new website and online travel guide, which makes it easy for visitors to plan their visit to Reykjavík and vicinity.

Hildur Guðnadóttir, accepting the Academy Award.

Hildur Guðnadóttir Wins Oscar for Score to Joker

10 Feb Last night, composer Hildur Guðnadóttir became the first Icelander to win an Oscar Academy Award.

A soldier in Beijing, in front of a poster of Mao Zedong.

Chinese New Year Festival at Harpa Canceled

29 Jan Due to the outbreak in China of the coronavirus, a Chinese New Year festival, scheduled February 2 at Harpa concert hall in Reykjavík, has been canceled.

From the National Museum of Iceland.

National Museum among Europe’s Top 12

25 Jan The National Museum of Iceland is among Europe’s 12 best city museums, according to The Guardian.

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.


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