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From the Open Air Museum at Skógar.

Legend and ‘Tourist Attraction’ Turns 100

28 Apr Þórður Tómasson, the founder and long-time director of Skógar Museum, South Iceland, celebrates his 100th birthday today.


Multi-Functional Flowers in Mjódd: Video

12 Feb Bright-colored, strange-looking, giant tulips were recently planted by the Mjódd shopping center in Reykjavík.

Minister of Education Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir.

‘Unacceptable’ for Disney+ not to Make Icelandic Accessible

2 Feb The Walt Disney Company does not offer Icelandic subtitles or Icelandic dubbing on the company’s streaming service Disney+.

All the shelves are now empty.

Mál og Menning Book Store Permanently Closed

19 Oct Most people who have visited Reykjavík are no doubt familiar with the Mál og Menning book store, at Laugavegur 18.

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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 The next time you visit Iceland, you may want to take the Woollen Circle.

Website Makes Visiting Reykjavík Easy

15 Feb 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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.




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