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Reykjavík Grapevine,  17 March 2018 2:55 PM
In Photos: Inside Sónar Reykjavík’s Friday Night Blow-Out
As well as our intrepid review team, we had a photographer-at-large documenting the halls, corridors, sound booths and stages of... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  17 March 2018 2:11 PM
Sónar Reykjavík Friday: Beats, Sexuality, Reggaetón, Jellyfish, Immense Bass
After the opening night off-venue parties, Sónar Reykjavík kicked off last night at Harpa will the full festival programme. Here’s... more,  17 March 2018 1:30 PM
Mild and spring like weather in Iceland today
Það er svo sannarlega vor í lofti. Today, temperatures are 3 to 10 on Celsius in all of Iceland and warmest in the South West. more

Iceland Review,  17 March 2018 12:51 PM
Propose Preserving British Aircraft Hangar
The Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland would like to protect a British-made aircraft hangar at Reykjavík Domestic Airport. more

Iceland Review,  17 March 2018 11:41 AM
Play School Becomes Ski School
Five-year-olds in a West Fjords play school are learning balance and coordination thanks to a donation of cross-country skis. more,  17 March 2018 10:11 AM
Hamburger haven to open next to West Reykjavik swimming pool
Óli, or Ólafur, in front of Hagavagninn, an old hot dog stand at Vesturbæjarlaug. The hot dog stand next to Vesturbæjarlaug swimming pool will be transformed into a gourmet food truck by May. The new manager is Ólafur Örn Ólafsson, known for managing Michelin star restaurant Dill and food market Krás in the city centre. more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  16 March 2018 4:04 PM
Ask A Sociologist: What Could Be The Next Step In The Struggle For Gender Equality?
Iceland is famous for being a leader in the fight for gender equality, topping the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  16 March 2018 3:44 PM
Missing In Iceland: Policy Betting
Iceland is not a country friendly to gambling. Sure, there are digital slots and scratch-off tickets, but there are no... more

Reykjavík Grapevine,  16 March 2018 3:44 PM
The Fjords Are Alive With The Sound Of Aldrei Fór Eg Suður’s 15th year
Easter is right around the corner, which means one thing for the Westfjord town of Ísafjörður—it’s about to get really... more

Iceland Review,  16 March 2018 1:43 PM
Social Media Campaign Addresses Toxic Masculinity
Icelandic men have been addressing the concept of toxic masculinity on social media this week under the hastag #karlmennskan. more

Iceland Review,  16 March 2018 12:59 PM
Effort to Bring Home Haukur’s Remains
The Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs is exerting efforts to locate Haukur Hilmarsson’s remains and bring them home from Syria. more,  16 March 2018 11:50 AM
Björk to perform in Reykjavik to kick off Utopia tour- ticket sales begin today
Björk will perform in Háskólabíó cinema. Icelandic artist Björk will begin her Utopia world concert tour on Thursday April 12th. The concert takes place in Háskólabíó cinema. more,  16 March 2018 11:29 AM
Members of Sigur Rós under investigation for tax fraud
Sigur Rós is Iceland's most famous rock group. Here they are performing at the Norður og Niður festival in December. The sheriff of Reykjavik has placed the assets of the member of Sigur Rós under injunction on the demand of the tax authorities. Over 800 million kronas of assets have been frozen. more,  16 March 2018 11:05 AM
Today is warmest day for a while in Reykjavik
Góðar líkur eru á því að hitinn eigi eftir að fara yfir 10 stig í dag. "It's the warmest day in the forecast for a while," says a meteologist at the Iceland Met Office and says it's a perfect day to enjoy the outdoors. more

Iceland Review,  16 March 2018 10:32 AM
Prime Minister Katrín to Meet Merkel
Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday. more,  16 March 2018 9:47 AM
DesignMarch kicks off in Reykjavik
The opening of DesignMarch at the Reykjavik Art Museum in downtown Reykjavik. DesignMarch is Iceland’s most important annual design festival covering all fields of design including architecture, graphic design, fashion, furniture and product design more

Iceland Review,  15 March 2018 6:08 PM
Iceland‘s World Cup Kit Revealed
The kit that the men‘s football team will wear for the World Cup in Russia this summer has been revealed. more,  15 March 2018 3:00 PM
Glittering Icelandic Music Awards ceremony took place last night
Katrína Mogensen, singer of Mammút won singer of the year award. On her left, Mammút bassist Ása Dýradóttir. Óperusöngvarar, rapparar, söngvarar, söngkonur, tónskáld, lagahöfundar auk fjölda annarra sem tengjast íslensku tónlistarlífi komu saman á Íslensku tónlistarverðlaununum fyrir tónlistarárið 2017 sem veitt voru í Hörpu í kvöld. Kynnir hátíðarinnar var Dóri DNA. more,  15 March 2018 12:12 PM
City Elections: Majority holds, Independence Party gains according to new poll
Mayor Dagur B.Eggertsson. According to a new poll by Viðskiptablaðið newspaper, the majority will hold in the upcoming Reykjavik city elections in May. The Alliance Party would receive 29.9 percent of votes and the Independence Party coming at a close second with 29 percent. more

Iceland Review,  15 March 2018 12:03 PM
Avalanche Danger: Homes, Factory Evacuated
Considerable danger of avalanches in East Iceland has led to evacuations in the town of Seyðisfjörður. more

Iceland Review,  15 March 2018 11:17 AM
Rockfall on Reynisfjara Back Sand Beach
Warming temperatures have caused large stones to break off the cliff at Reynisfjara beach in South Iceland. more,  15 March 2018 11:10 AM
Avalanche alert in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland
The beautiful town of Seyðisfjörður is a popular artists residence. An avalanche alert was put up last night in the town of Seyðisfjörður in East Iceland. There's a level of incertitude in all of East Iceland. more

Iceland Review,  15 March 2018 10:56 AM
Reykjavík to Lend Residents E-Bikes
The City of Reykjavík will lend 100 individuals electric bicycles this summer in order to encourage environmentally friendly commuting. more,  14 March 2018 3:22 PM
New metastases detected in Lazy Town star Stefán Karl Stefánsson
Stefán Karl and his wife Steinunn Ólína. Actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson who has been battling cancer has been diagnosed with new metastases that cannot be surgically removed. Last autumn it seemed that the cancer had disappeared. "A difficult turning point," says his wife, actress Steinunn Ólina Þorsteinsdóttir. more,  14 March 2018 1:33 PM
Interest rates to remain unchanged
The Central Bank of Iceland. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Iceland has decided to keep the Bank’s interest rates unchanged. The Bank’s key interest rate – the rate on seven-day term deposits – will therefore remain 4.25%. more

Iceland Review,  14 March 2018 12:48 PM
Footballer Gylfi to Recover Before World Cup
Icelandic footballer Gylfi Sigurðsson is expected to recover from his knee injury in time for Iceland’s first FIFA World Cup. more,  14 March 2018 10:10 AM
Iceland's PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir adorns Times Square
Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir is on a sign at Times Square. Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland is the subject on a huge advertisment on Times Square in New York. The advert is for the project "Decade of Women" by Ralph Reutimann and Amber Nyström. more

The Icelandic Meteorological Office,  26 February 2018 4:29 PM
EUROVOLC – a networking project kick-off meeting
A group of more than 70 Earth and atmospheric scientists from 9 European countries met earlier this month in Keflavik to start their collaboration on the Horizon2020 Infrastructure project EUROVOLC. The group represents 18 partners comprising volcano research and monitoring institutions, civil protection and companies from the IT and geothermal industry.more

The Icelandic Meteorological Office,  23 February 2018 10:41 AM
Seismic swarm east of Grímsey on the decline
The seismic swarm east of Grímsey has been on the decline for the last days. Substantial seismic activity is however still ongoing with small swarms occurring, including up to magnitude M3 earthquakes. This night, February 23, two magnitude M2.8 earthquakes where detected about 13 km north of Grímsey.more news
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