Hallgrímskirkja church.

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News Tagged with “Culture”
From the Open Air Museum at Skógar.

Cultural Heritage Legend Þórður Tómasson Dies at 100

31 Jan 2022 Þórður Tómasson, the founder and long-time director of Skógar Museum, South Iceland, has passed away at the age of 100.

From the old bookstore.

Mál og Menning Bookstore to Open Anew at Laugavegur 18

3 Nov 2021 By the end of the week, a new Mál og menning bookstore will open at Laugavegur 18.

Magnús Scheving introduces the plans in Borgarnes yesterday.

LazyTown Experience Park Planned in Borgarnes

15 Oct 2021 Plans were announced yesterday to build an experience park in the town of Borgarnes, West Iceland, based on the children’s TV series LazyTown and on the history of Borgarnes.

Áskell Heiðar Ásgeirsson, holding a key to the virtual reality battle.

‘1238 The Battle of Iceland’ Receives International Nomination

5 Sep 2021 The exhibition “1238 The Battle of Iceland,” which opened in Sauðárkrókur, North Iceland, in the summer of 2019, has been nominated for the Heritage in Motion Awards.

Creating Connection Between Communities

21 Jun 2021 If your native language is not Icelandic, and you’re between 16 and 25 years old, living in Iceland, here is an opportunity for you:

From the Open Air Museum at Skógar.

Legend and ‘Tourist Attraction’ Turns 100

28 Apr 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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.




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