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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16.06.2011

New website / Ný heimasíða

The Embassy of Iceland in Helsinki has got a new website here at www.islanti.fi / Sendiráð Íslands í Helsinki er komið með nýja heimasíðu.
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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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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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10.03.2011

ICELAND 4 + 4 FINLAND, NORDIC MODERN CERAMICS

Exhibition space VALSSAAMO, Kaapelitehdas, Tallberginkatu 1 C, Helsinki. Open: March 11 – March 20, 2011, Mon-Fri 12-18, Sat-Sun  11-17

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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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06.10.2010

Icelandic visual artist Aðalheiður Ólöf Skarphéðinsdóttir is having her personal exhibition at Loviisa town museum, www.lovart.fi/News.html

22.09.2010

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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19.08.2010

Atlantic Conference on Eyjafjallajökull and Aviation

International conference on the effects of the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland on aviation. The conference is organized by Keilir Aviation Academy in cooperation with the President of Iceland, the Icelandic Ministry of Transport, the Civil Aviation Administration, ISAVIA, the Icelandic Meteorological Office, Institute of Earth Sciences at University of Iceland, Icelandair, ICAO, IATA, ATA, AEA, the US Embassy in Iceland and the Russian Federations Embassy in Iceland.
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18.08.2010

Nordic and Baltic Ministries, Central Banks and Supervisory Authorities sign Agreement on Financial Stability

A co-operation agreement on cross-border financial stability, crisis management and resolution between the finance ministries and other relevant ministries, central banks and financial supervisory authorities of the Nordic and Baltic countries has been signed. The agreement enhances preparedness to handle cross-border financial stability concerns in the financially integrated Nordic-Baltic region.

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