13.08.2013

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies invites applications for the Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships for 2014. The Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars in the field of humanities from outside Iceland, to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months, in order to improve their knowledge of the Icelandic language, culture and society.
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22.03.2013

Absentee Voting video

Absentee Voting video Information on absentee voting is abailable in a video.
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12.03.2013

Sigur Rós in Canada in March 2013

Icelandic band Sigur Rós will perform in Ottawa, Montréal & Toronto in March 2013
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11.03.2013

Icelandic Bands at Canadian Music Week

As part of a focus on Nordic artists at this year’s Canadian Music week, several Icelandic artists have been invited to perform at the festival in Toronto.
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28.01.2013

Iceland welcomes acquittal in Icesave case

The EFTA Court ruling on Icesave rejected all claims by the EFTA Surveillance Authority that Iceland should be declared in breach of the EEA Agreement. The Court rejected the claim that Iceland has breached the Deposit Guarantee Directive or has discriminated against depositors contrary to EEA law. It is a considerable satisfaction that Iceland´s defence has won the day in the Icesave case; the EFTA Court ruling brings to a close an important stage in a long saga.
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03.12.2012

Sigur Rós: Valtari Film Experiment

On Saturday December 8, Ottawa will be one of several select cities to participate in this worldwide launch of Sigur Rós’s Valtari Film Experiment.
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24.10.2012

Statue commemorating Sigtryggur Jónasson unveiled

On Saturday, October 20th, a statue of Sigtryggur Jónasson was unveiled Riverton, Manitoba commemorating him as a national historic person.
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12.10.2012

National referendum: Absentee voting

Voters are reminded of the advisory referendum on the proposals submitted by the Constitutional Council for a new Icelandic Constitution.
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12.10.2012

The President of Iceland on Canadian TV

Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson spoke to Howard Green on the Business News Network about the current situation of the Icelandic economy.
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11.10.2012

Icelandic settlers honoured in Kinmount

On October 6th a presentation of a special window dedicated to the memory of the 352 Icelandic settlers took place.
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09.10.2012

Preparation of international agreement on Arctic marine oil pollution preparedness and response

This week around 70 representatives from the Arctic states will gather in Reykjavík for negotiations on a legally binding agreement on mutual assistance in the case of a marine oil spills in the Arctic.
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05.10.2012

Minister Skarphéðinsson addresses the UN General Assembly

Minister Skarphéðinsson addresses the UN General Assembly Össur Skarphéðinsson, Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs, called for reform of the United Nations Security Council in his address to the UN General Assembly this weekend.
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04.10.2012

Embassy Closed on Monday, October 8

The Embassy will be closed for Thanksgiving on Monday, October 8.
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14.09.2012

Icelandic presence at Montreal International Documentary Festival

Grandma lo-fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigríður Níelsdóttir is an icelandic documentary showcasing the talent of cult figure Sigríður Níelsdóttir who started recording, producing and publishing her own music in her seventies.
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11.09.2012

Foreign Minister calls for greater political cooperation between the Arctic states

Minister for Foreign Affairs Össur Skarphéðinsson gave the opening address at a three day Conference of Arctic Parliamentarians (CPAR) in Akureyri last week.
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07.09.2012

Absentee balloting on constitutional referendum

The Embassy and our Honorary Consuls across the country have organized absentee balloting in which the nation decides on the changes to the Icelandic constitution as drafted by the Constitutional Council.
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07.09.2012

You Are In Control Conference 4. - 6. Nov 2012, Reykjavík

Between November 4-6 2012, Reykjavik will host the 5th edition of You Are In Control, a hothouse for creatives and thinkers interested in cross-platform explorations and ideas relating to future business models created by the digital revolution.
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04.09.2012

'The Deep' on Toronto International Film Festival

One of the most anticipated Nordic films of the year, Baltasar Kormákur's The Deep is a proud representative of Icelandic cinematography on this years Toronto International Film Festival.
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14.06.2012

Iceland and Canada among the most peaceful countries in the world

The newly published Global Peace Index of 2012 from the international research organization Institute for Economics and Peace places Iceland and Canada among the four most peaceful countries in the world.
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