Iceland is a country of extreme contrasts. A place where fire and ice co-exist. Where dark winters are offset by the summer’s midnight sun. A country where insular existence has spurred a rich and vibrant culture. Where the vast, unspoiled nature lies at the doorsteps of a highly modern urban community. A place where a peaceful and progressive population lives in harmony with the often-violent forces of nature. The place where Europe meets America, in a quite literal, geological sense. Here you can learn about our unique little island in the North-Atlantic


Eruption has ended

The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun, North of Vatnajökull Glacier is over. The eruption lasted from late August 2014, to late February 2015. Some safety restrictions remain in place. Here is what you need to know at this time.
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Reykjavik Arts Festival

Reykjavik Arts Festival is an annual multidisciplinary festival with a special focus on new commissions and the creative intersection of the arts. For two weeks every year it presents, to the widest possible audience, exhibitions and performances of contemporary and classical works in major cultural venues and unconventional spaces throughout the city.


Harpa is a brand new, state of the art Concert Hall and Conference Center, located by the Reykjavík harbour. The glass facade that gives it its special impression was designed by artist Ólafur Elíasson to evoke the idea of a glacier in the interplay of light.

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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Iceland Best Place for Women
According to a new study by The Independent, Iceland has the greatest equality between men and women, taking into account politics, education, employment and health indicators.

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Eldhus - Little House of Food
Eldhús: Iceland’s Little House of Food on wheels will be travelling across the most extreme areas of Iceland to showcase the best in Icelandic cuisine.

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