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Reykjavik to preserve Viking Age longhouse

19.08.2015 - icenewsis: The Reykjavik City and Environmental and Planning Commission wants to preserve the archaeological remains that were discovered by Laekjargata street and the old harbour earlier in the summer. Archaeologists working by the old harbour found that the old qu...

Icelandic Pavilion scraps legal appeal to have ‘The Mosque’ reopened

17.08.2015 - icenewsis: The Icelandic Art Center (IAC) has abandoned its legal appeal to have Christopher Buchel’s The Mosque reopened after Venetian authorities closed it down in May. The Icelandic Pavilion caused a stir when it was launched at the 56th Venice Biennale in May, ...

Icelandic-French filmmaker Solveig Anspach passes away

15.08.2015 - icenewsis: Icelandic-French movie director Solveig Anspach has died at the age of 54 after losing her battle with breast cancer. Anspach, who broke onto the scene with her 1999 film Haut les Coeurs, passed away at her Paris home on 7 August. The popular movie told t...

Russia bans Icelandic food imports

14.08.2015 - icenewsis: The Russian government has added Iceland to a list of countries from which all food imports are banned. The ban was introduced after the US and the EU imposed sanctions against Russia in relation to its support for separatists in Ukraine. The initial list...

Icelanders positive over thriving tourism industry

13.08.2015 - icenewsis: The majority of Icelanders are happy that an increasing number of tourists are visiting the North Atlantic island, according to a recent poll. The MMR-conducted poll showed that 80 per cent of those surveyed viewed tourism in the country positively, while...

Pamela Anderson continues fight to stop Icelandic shipment of whale meat

13.08.2015 - icenewsis: Former Baywatch beauty Pamela Anderson will not give up on her battle to stop Iceland’s scheduled shipment of whale meat to Japan. The Canadian actress aims to persuade Russian authorities to block the passage of the St Kitts and Nevis-registered cargo sh...

Tribal Funk on tour: Indigenous Inuit band comes to Iceland

11.08.2015 - icenewsis: 16th, 17th, 18th October at Gamla Bio, Reykjavik, Iceland. Shows start at 8.30pm. Delve into the culture, traditions, and the arts of indigenous life in the Arctic Circle with Pamyua, a flourishing Inuit band known for their funky music. Bringing Inuit mu...

Bjork cancels Iceland Airwaves and other gigs

10.08.2015 - icenewsis: Icelandic musician Bjork has cancelled a number of concerts scheduled for the coming months, including her homeland gig Iceland Airwaves, citing scheduling conflict. The singer’s team released a statement in which they said she was really sorry for cancel...

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