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Dómkirkjan church

Today is Good Friday

Good Friday, or Föstudagurinn langi (‘Long Friday’) in Icelandic, is a bank holiday in Iceland and part of Easter celebrations. It commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and is a day of mourning.

Oslo Christmas Tree, Austurvöllur.

Oslo Wants to Nurture Reykjavík Relations Despite Tree Tussle

The mayor of the Norwegian capital, Oslo says he does not want the traditions associated with the so-called Oslo Christmas tree in Reykjavík to die off following a proposal for Reykjavík’s main Christmas tree to be felled in Iceland this year, instead of being sent as a gift from Oslo.

Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur hot dog stand

Hot Dog Eating Contest in Garður

Not only will British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver be attending the Great BBQ Day in Garður, Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, but there will be a hot dog eating competition.

DesignMarch 2014

Police: Installation May Break Icelandic Flag Law

Police in the capital area have commented that the Icelandic flags which have been raised at the Reykjavík City Hall in celebration of the annual DesignMarch festival, which started yesterday, may be in violation of the flag law. Icelandic flags can only be displayed along with flags of other...

Árbæjarsafn museum

Reykjavík Museums Looking for New Name

Five Reykjavík City museums—Viðey Island Museum, Reykjavík Museum of Photography, Reykjavik 871 +/-2 The Settlement Exhibition, Víkin The Reykjavik Maritime Museum and Árbær Open Air Museum—will unite on June 1.

Ólafur Arnalds

Ólafur Arnalds Nominated for BAFTA

Icelandic musician Ólafur Arnalds has been nominated for a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award for his music in the hugely popular television series Broadchurch.

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