Helgi Kolviðsson played for the national team between 1996-2003. He's second from the left in this photograph.

Meet the pioneer of the "Viking" look- the assistant coach of the national team

by Jón Ólafur Stefánsson

Helgi Kolviðsson is the assistant coach of the Icelandic national football team, after playing in Austria and Germany as a professional football player, Helgi is perhaps the first national player to cultivate the „Viking look."

Coming from a long line of successful football players, talent seems to come easy to Albert Guðmundsson.

Icelandic international fourth from his family to score for the national team

by Jón Ólafur Stefánsson

Albert Guðmundssson, the youngest player in the Icelandic national team for the World Cup in Russia this summer at 21 years of age, secured his place in the squad by scoring 3 goals in 5 games prior to the tournament. Playing for PSV Eindhoven as an attacking midfielder, he is an exciting prospect for the future.

The ban on circumcision in Iceland: Humanity or hipocrisy?

The ban on circumcision in Iceland: Humanity or hipocrisy?

by Roald Eyvindsson

Editor of GayIceland Roald Eyvindsson takes a look at the nation‘s general and curious stance against „genital mutilation on infants“.

Do we have a looming health crisis in Iceland?

by Bala Kamallakaran

I have been obsessed with Health and Data for a while now and the more I think about this and explore the possibilities, I am extremely optimistic about the opportunities to make Iceland the healthiest country in the world.

The Nordic Initiative that the World Doesn’t Want or Need

The Nordic Initiative that the World Doesn’t Want or Need

by Björn Lomborg

Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson will join his counterparts from Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden in Bergen on Tuesday to present a common approach on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Unfortunately, the prime ministers have their priorities backward.

Human biology in a digital frontier

Human biology in a digital frontier

by Bala Kamallakaran

As much as I believe we are in good hands, we have tools and technology at our disposal that should give us more actionable data so we are empowered in our own health.

Juelsminde Havn & Marina Denmark 2016

What it means to visit back home

by María Erian Guðmundsdóttir

Like the many Icelanders who decided to leave Iceland to try to live elsewhere, most of us to pursue our studies or to find work, returning home even for a short stay is almost always a cause for a joyous occasion.

Hundreds of volunteers have participated in the search of the missing Birna Brjánsdóttir.

Unity and agony

by Sóley Björk Guðmundsdóttir

Iceland was united when supporting the National Football Team at the EURO 2016. Now it is united again for a very different reason. A young girl is missing and the nation is screaming internally. No one is left untouched.

Bloody tourists!

by Dr. Gunni

The rise in tourism is not so bad after all, writes Icelandic musician, journalist and author Gunnar Hjálmarsson, otherwise known as Dr.Gunni.

The value of network in scaling a startup

The value of network in scaling a startup

by Paula Gould

Ten things every startup in Iceland should do to build their network

Bursting icy bubbles: Medieval Iceland and contemporary myths

Bursting icy bubbles: Medieval Iceland and contemporary myths

by Roberto Pagani

The number of people that every year is coming to Iceland is only increasing. Many of these people are carrying, along with their luggage, a number of popular ideas concerning this country’s culture which, to a close inspection, turn out to be inaccurate or simply false.

The crowd erupted when Iceland secured victory over Austria with a goal on the 94th minute.

Football ecstasy in Iceland

by Sóley Björk Guðmundsdóttir

Iceland is participating in EURO 2016. Being the smallest nation ever to participate, the Icelandic nation is ecstatic. As I walked out of my house, heading downtown to watch the Iceland-Austria match I heard a group of men singing the unofficial anthem of the national football team. It was on.

Þetta reddast! Oh. Great. Thanks.

Þetta reddast! Oh. Great. Thanks.

by Charles Gittins

Þetta reddast, the quintessentially Icelandic phrase that every expat and most visitors to the country will have come across, is often translated as ‘don’t worry, everything will be fine’. At its best, it does indeed mean that – it is a cheery, optimistic invitation to throw off the worries of life.

The ice-cream wars

The ice-cream wars

by Charles Gittins

A month ago, a colleague of mine celebrated their birthday and brought some ice-cream into work for us all to enjoy. And jolly nice ice-cream it was too.

Exchange rates

USD USD 108.06 EUR EUR 123.00
GBP GBP 137.28 DKK DKK 16.49
NOK NOK 12.71 SEK SEK 11.74
CHF CHF 108.41 JPY JPY 0.98
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.

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Exchange rates

USD USD 108.06 EUR EUR 123.00
GBP GBP 137.28 DKK DKK 16.49
NOK NOK 12.71 SEK SEK 11.74
CHF CHF 108.41 JPY JPY 0.98
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.