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Carlo Petrini

Slow Food Founder Coming to Iceland

Carlo Petrini, president and co-founder of the global grassroots organization Slow Food, will be visiting Iceland next week and giving a lecture at at the University of Iceland on Tuesday.

Ég man þig.

New Icelandic Thriller Premieres

A new Icelandic film, ‘Ég man þig’ (I Remember You), based on the chilling thriller of the same name by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, will premiere in Icelandic movie theaters today.

Harpa

Souvenir Shops Hampering Harpa?

There is disquiet among those who put on artistic and cultural events at Harpa Concert and Conference Center in Reykjavík. The reason is the selection of retail outlets they share the building with.

Stokkseyrarkirkja

Icelandic State “Owes Church Billions"

The National Church of Iceland has criticized the financial plan of the Government in a formal letter from the church council and the combined bishops. The financial plan is currently going through parliament.

Tango.

The Icelandic Tango Studio in Buenos Aires

Not happy to settle for the easy life, it was with a real sense of adventure that Helen Halldórsdóttir opened her own tango dance studio in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, often called the “Mecca of Tango”.

Reykjavík

Gleðilegt sumar!

Today is the official first day of summer in Iceland and is a public holiday. It is common for people to wish each other ‘gleðilegt sumar’ (happy summer) today.

Today is Easter Monday

Today is the fifth and final day of the long Easter weekend off work and most people use today for relaxation and recreation.

Flowers.

Today is Holy Saturday

Today is the third day of Iceland’s five-day Easter weekend, though it is not a public holiday and is a normal Saturday for shops and services.

Easter decorations.

Today is Good Friday

Today is the second day of the five-day Easter weekend in Iceland. It is also the saddest day of the year for Christians.

Daffodils

Today is Maundy Thursday

Today is the first day in Iceland’s mammoth five-day Easter weekend. It is a public holiday and many businesses are closed.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Panama Papers Coverage Wins Pulitzer Prize

The McClatchy Company, the ICIJ international investigative journalists’ association, and the Miami Herald were last night awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for ten investigations of the Panama Papers scandal—including one into Wintris, the offshore company owned by Anna Sigurlaug...

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