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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19.01.2012

Icelandic Government Scholarships for the academic year 2012-2013

The Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture awards annually a number of scholarships to foreign students for study of the Icelandic language, literature and history at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík.
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09.01.2012

Cabinet reshuffle

Cabinet reshuffle A new Cabinet was unveiled in Iceland on 31 December. During the reshuffle former finance minister Mr Steingrímur J. Sigfússon was named Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture as well as Minister of Economic Affairs. Mrs Oddný G. Harðardóttur was promoted into Cabinet as Minister of Finance. Mr Jón Bjarnason, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, and Mr Árni Páll Árnason, Minister of Economic Affairs, stepped down from the Cabinet. Other ministers retained their posts.
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27.10.2011

Icelanders Invite Tourists Into Their Homes

Icelanders Invite Tourists Into Their Homes Encouraging a nation-wide participation, The President of Iceland, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson has invited tourists to enjoy pancakes at his home in an effort to make tourists feel welcome in Iceland.
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19.09.2011

Forum on airlines and airports winter operations 10 October in Iceland

Keilir Aviation Academy announces "The first Winter Operation Forum", presented in partnership with AirTransportNews, ACI, AEA, SITA, Icelandair and the Ministry of Interior and Transport in Iceland.
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27.08.2011

Iceland completes IMF Programme

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed and approved on Friday the sixth and final review of Iceland's Economic Recovery Programme, supported by a Stand-By Arrangement, making the country the first to complete such a program following the international financial recession. The objectives have been met and the successful collaboration between Iceland and the IMF has drawn considerable attention.
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19.08.2011

Inauguration of Harpa and the official lighting of the glass facade

Inauguration of Harpa and the official lighting of the glass facade An exciting programme in Harpa on August 20th from 13 until midnight culminating in the lighting of the glass facade by artist Ólafur Elíasson thirty minutes before the firework display.
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04.08.2011

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not students) 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. Application information.
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06.06.2011

Safe in Iceland

Safe in Iceland Iceland is the world's most peaceful country according to the Global Peace Index 2011. There is minimum risk in almost all categories, including the one addressing the degree to which political instituions are sufficiently stable to support the needs of its citizens, businesses and overseas investors.
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01.06.2011

Grímsvötn Eruption is Over

The Department of Civil Protection has abated emergency levels to normal. Volcanologist Steinunn Jakobsdóttir at the University of Iceland, told AFP News, that no volcanic activity has been detected since 28 May.
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25.05.2011

Volcanic activity significantly reduced

Activity in the volcanic eruption in Grimsvotn in southern Iceland is significantly reduced and the volcano is reduced to emitting mostly low steam, 100-200 meters. Small explosions can still be expected, according to information from the Icelandic Met Office. Travellers are advised not to go closer to the eruption than 6 km, due to these explosions.
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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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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 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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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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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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08.02.2011

Stockholm Furniture Fair and Stockholm Design Week 7. - 13. February 2011

Explore the works of over 30 Icelandic designers at Stockholm Furniture Fair and Stockholm Design Week.
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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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