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Iceland Tourism Prepares for a Comeback - NYT article

The country hopes that when people book their first post-pandemic flights overseas, Iceland will be the top choice. It also aims to learn from the recent past, when tourist numbers soared.

Iceland Airwaves announces new festival:‘LIVE FROM REYKJAVÍK’, November 13-14

Iceland’s foremost musicians band together for ‘Live From Reykjavík’, a new, streaming festival brought to you by the team behind Iceland Airwaves

 

The illumination of IMAGINE PEACE TOWER at Viðey Island, October 9th 2020

IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will be illuminated on Viðey Island on Friday 9th October for the fourteenth time, in memory of John Lennon and as a symbol for John´s and Yoko Ono´s fight for peace. This year also marks the occasion of John Lennon’s 80th birthday.

Article on Bloomberg about corrugated houses in Reykjavík

The ironclad homes of Iceland's capital city may be unorthodox, but the innovative buildings have kept residents warm and dry for more than century.

New exhibition at Reykjavík Museum of Photography opening 20th September 2020

In the exhibition Distance and Intimacy. Contemporary Icelandic Photography, we hear the voices of some of those who have made their mark on contemporary Icelandic photography over the past two decades.

The day of Icelandic nature, Wednesday the 16th of September

When you think about Iceland you probably think of the vast nature, the volcano's, glaciers, lava fields and geysers. So it should come as no surprise that we have a day dedicated to our beautiful nature. 

 

 

Iceland Airwaves postponed until 2021

This year’s Iceland Airwaves music festival which was to be held the 4th - 7th of November, will be postponed until 2021. This is due to restrictions because of Covid-19.

Reykjavík Jazz Festival starts the 29th of August

The annual Reykjavík Jazz Festival will be held from the 29th of August - 5th of September. The festival hosts performances in a variety of styles, from contemporary jazz and the avant-garde to Latin jazz, gospel and big bands.

 

Björk's concert series postponed

Björk’s concert series Björk Orkestral, which was supposed to be streamed live from Reykjavík in the concert hall Harpa this summer, has been postponed until 2021.

The series was originally set to take place in August, but was pushed to three dates in Autumn and now to the beginning of next year on January 17th, 24th, 31st and February 7th.

Iceland is the most peaceful country on earth

RÚV reports that "Iceland is the most peaceful country on earth for the 13th year in a row, according to the latest Institute for Economics & Peace analysis. New Zealand is second on the newest list and Portugal third. IEP has been compiling the Global Peace Index every year since 2008." 

A new geothermal lagoon

Construction is about to begin for a new geothermal lagoon in Kársnes in Kópavogur. Plans are for the spot to open in 2021 with a hot spring, a cold pool and saunas. Further construction will take place once the first aspect has been completed as the project has been split into four parts.

Population of little Iceland increases

Little Iceland is growing a little bit but there is still plenty of room to roam. "The number of people living in Iceland increased by around half a percent during the first quarter of this year to 366,130 people."