15 JanHalf 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.
23 NovKatrín 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.
27 Sep"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.
31 Jan 2017Green and purple – the hues of the Northern Lights – have been adopted as the Festival’s identifying colours, and almost thirty buildings in the capital area will be floodlit in those colours – more than ever before.
5 Jan 2017International award winning Icelandic film "Rams" or Hrútar, starred, along with the human actors, a ram named Grámi. Upon his recent death, his owner decided to take him to a taxidermist so that his head can be put up as a wall ornament.
8 Nov 2016Hugleikur Dagsson and Jonathan Duffy are the duo Icetralia, the only Icelandic/Australian double comedy podcast act on the planet. The podcast they describe as filthy but friendly, honest and oversharing, they will be live at 9 November at Húrra.