23.05.2011

Eruption in Grimsvotn

A volcanic eruption began in the Grimsvotn underneath the Vatnajökull glacier in South-East Iceland on Saturday 21 May. Due to airborn ash concentration resulting from the eruption plume, aviation safety measures have been in effect and domestic and international air traffic was closed for Sunday 22 May.
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05.05.2011

Opening of the book presentation and vernissage of the Icelandic and in Austria living artist Thelma Herzl on 9 May 2011 at 7 p.m. at the photo museum Westlicht in Vienna

Where the eye usually just finds chaos and destruction, Thelma discovered fragile beauty at the edge of volcano Eyjafjallajökull.
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20.04.2011

Nordic film festival at Vienna Urania, 5-11 May 2011

The Vienna Urania dedicates its 18th Nordic film festival 2011 to the subject "The North - completely crazy!" in co-operation with the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
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18.04.2011

A music festival at the edge of the world, and you're invited!

Inspired by Iceland will be streaming the celebrated music festival Aldrei fór ég suður live April 22 & 23 from Ísafjörður on the West Fjords AND YOU’RE INVITED! The festival is unlike any other!
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06.04.2011

Reykjavík Arts Festival Highlights

Reykjavík Arts Festival 2011 will be held from May 20 - June 5 and is a feast of all art forms: music, theatre, dance, literature and the visual arts.
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01.04.2011

REYKJAVÍK ARTS FESTIVAL 2011

Today, Hrefna Haraldsdóttir director of the Reykjavík Arts Festival revealed the full 2011 Festival Programme with a press conference and opened the Festival Box office.
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18.03.2011

Reykjavík Arts Festival May 20 to June 5

Make sure not to miss the opportunity to participate in the unique atmosphere in Reykjavík during the Reykjavík Arts Festival, which brings joy and delight to Iceland's residents and guests in May each year.
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14.03.2011

Iceland: Beyond Sigur Ros

The Manchester-based film and video group, Serious Feather has released a 30 minute film titled 'Iceland: Beyond Sigur Ros', introducing and exploring the contemporary music scene of Iceland.

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01.03.2011

National referendum on Icesave bill held on 9 April

Following the President´s decision not to sign into law the so-called Icesave bill passed by parliament, a national referendum on its validity will be held on 9 April. The bill had been passed by the Icelandic parliament with an overwhelming majority; 44 votes out of 63 in favour.
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15.02.2011

The Iceland Design Center presents DesignMarch 24-27 March 2011

The Iceland Design Center presents DesignMarch 24-27 March 2011 The Iceland Design Center is proud to present the upcoming DesignMarch taking place 24–27 of March, bringing the awakening of spring and the growth in Icelandic design.
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09.02.2011

The Reykjavík Arts Festival 2011 May 20 to June 5

The Reykjavík Arts Festival 2011 May 20 to June 5 Make sure not to miss the opportunity to participate in the unique atmosphere in Reykjavík during the Reykjavík Arts Festival, which brings joy and delight to Iceland's residents and guests in May each year.
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06.12.2010

Study shows culture and creative industries as one of Iceland's biggest economic sectors

The study also shows that around 6% of the labour force is employed by the creative industries, which makes the creative class"one of the most populous in the country.
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21.09.2010

Translators in Residence / Travel Support for 2011

The Icelandic Literature Fund and The Writers' Union of Iceland accept applications for grants for translators of Icelandic literature. Applicants selected will be granted a two to four weeks stay in Gunnarshus in 2011.
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26.08.2010

Minister of Finance on the status and positive signs in Iceland's economy

Iceland's Minister of Finance, Steingrimur J. Sigfusson, discusses the status and positive signs to be seen in Iceland's economy in a new article, Rising from the Ruins.
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25.08.2010

Prime Minister of Iceland is one of Time's top 10 female leaders

Johanna Sigurdardottir, Prime Minister of Iceland, is second on Time magazine's top ten list of female leaders in the world.
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