This year, the Icelandic Literature Center has awarded 106 grants to support translations of Icelandic works into 31 languages.
The fearsome feline's likeness has been captured in a sculpture that is 5 meters [16 feet] tall and 6 meters [19 feet] wide and decorated with 6,500 LED lights.
Icelandic female rap collective Reykjavíkurdætur has won the Music Moves Europe Talent Awards in the category of hip hop/rap.
Today is Icelandic Language Day, celebrated on the birthday of Icelandic poet and nationalist Jónas Hallgrímsson.
The Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland stopped construction of a hotel in downtown Reykjavík after the remains of a coffin were found by the site yesterday.
This year’s festival will host 240 bands, the most musical acts to have ever taken part in Airwaves.
During the annual Dagar myrkurs, or Days of Darkness festival, the Teigarhorn nature reserve, famous for its zeolite crystals, is also host to an entirely different kind of attraction: a horror-movie theater in a sheep shed.
Basalt Architects won the 2018 Iceland Design Award for what the judges have characterized as the firm’s “contribution to bathing culture in Iceland.”
Þorleifur was thus honored for the play Die Edda, which he co-wrote with novelist and playwright Mikael Torfason.
Artist Steinunn Gunnlaugsdóttir ackowledges the statue's similarity to a phallus, but says it wasn’t the original point of the work.
A newly-uncovered Viking Age farmstead in the Icelandic highlands has yielded a unique Thor’s hammer pendant.
Nearly two out of every three of Iceland’s residents, or just over 65%, are registered members of the national church.
The former Sigur Rós drummer’s lawyer sent Stundin a letter on Thursday demanding that the publication cease any further coverage of the rape allegations made against him.
Online sales of knitting patterns for traditional Icelandic sweaters are growing by about 25% per year.
The Root, Association on Women, Addiction and Mental health has formally questioned the preventative value of Let me fall when it comes to children and youth addiction problems.
Every year, video game designer Jóhannes G. Þorsteinsson opens his home in Northeast Iceland to designers from around the world for an “isolation jam,” where they design new games and try them out with one another.
Scottish by birth, Gavin has been living and working in Southern France as a curator and writer, but also has history with the center, having served as its honorary director from 2015 – 2016.
Iceland Airwaves will be significantly reducing its off-venue locations. Simultaneously, the fee for these locations to host official, off-venue Airwaves concerts is significantly increasing.
Orri Páll Dýrason, Sigur Rós drummer, has stepped down from the band following sexual assault allegations against him.