Iceland’s unique nature, closely-knit population, and enterprising spirit have all contributed to a dynamic, original cultural scene. From the ancient sagas to award-winning films, Icelanders are a generally writing, acting, composing, designing, painting, sculpting, and all-round creating bunch. Many locals have “creative” professions and of those who don’t, many sing in a choir, play an instrument, write poetry, design clothing, knit, or have another vent for their creative energy.


Eruption in Iceland

On August 31, an eruption started North of Vatnajokull Glacier. The eruption does not disturb daily life in Iceland, and all airports remain open.



Reykjavik plays host to hundreds of openings, exhibitions, workshops and events spreading across the city from the harbour to the lava fields surrounding it. Starting with a day of international Design Talks, it showcases the best local creative scene, ranging from architecture to fashion, fonts, furniture and food design.

Icelandic Design

The exhibition Icelandic Contemporary Design features Icelandic furniture, product design and architecture. It paints a picture of a design nation in the making, spotlighting the characteristics of contemporary Icelandic design.

The Culture House

The Culture House is a venue for Icelandic national heritage in a nutshell. The operations mainly entail diverse exhibitions. Contracts are made with relevant institutions regarding short or long term exhibitions.

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Arts & Culture

Harpa wins the Mies van der Rohe Award 2013
Harpa is the winner of the 2013 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award.

Arts & Culture

Katrín Sigurdardóttir at la Biennale di Venezia 2013
The Icelandic Pavilion at la Biennale di Venezia is a project of the Icelandic Art Center in collaboration with the Minister of Education, Science and Culture.


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