F**k Art, Let's Kill

F**k Art, Let's Kill

For a psychedelic, experimental start to your Easter weekend in Iceland, check out a special concert at Húrra on Wednesday night featuring British group Grumbling Fur supported by indie Icelandic artist Sin Fang. The concert is organised by Icelandic music and art collective FALK (Fuck Art Lets Kill), a creative hub for Icelandic artists involved in experimental and electronic music. More »

MP better known for her nipple than her face

“For the last week my left breast has played a bigger role in my life than I ever would have expected. My nipple is now probably better known than my face, which you might think would be a problem for an reputable member of Iceland's Parliament like myself,” says Björt Ólafsdóttir MP for Bright Future party in an op-ed on The Independent’s website today. More »

Basques and Icelanders reconciled

2015 marks the 400th anniversary of the ‘Spanish massacre’ in Iceland. There are plans for to commemorate the event in April of this year with a conference, a concert and a symbolic ceremony of reconciliation. More »

Euro better for currency restrictions

Joining the European Union (EU) and adopting the euro would create a better environment for lifting the currency restrictions and bring greater stability and vitality to the Icelandic economy. More »

A comedy series on Reykjavik hipsters and annoying tourists

"My friend Steindór Jónsson felt like there was something missing in his nine-to-five life so he got creative, sat down at his computer and banged out a few brief episodes set in today’s tourist-flooded Reykjavík. A few days later I was on set playing the role of an opinionated pseudo-hipster working in a tourist shop in contemporary Reykjavík," explains producer, DJ and artist Atli Bollason who stars in a new mini-series in English. More »

Death of the Easter Bunny?

The Reykjavík metropolitan police was called out at 1 a.m last night to Stekkjarbakki in Breiðholt, when dead rabbits were reported. "Three rabbits had been killed on the road," states the police report. "When we turned up to pick up the corpses, a whole lot of rabbits came down from the valley to observe." Police speculate whether one of the rabbits could have been the Easter Bunny. More »

Made a mountain on a man-made island

Icelandic artist Arnar Ásgeirsson and Palestinian artist Yazan Khalili created a mountain on a man-made island in Dubai as an installation for Absolut at the Art Dubai art fair this March. The installation, titled, The Island, was only up for four days but created quite a stir. More »

Syrian family wedding visa ban

The family of a Syrian man resident in Iceland with his Icelandic wife has been prohibited from coming to Iceland to visit them. None of the man’s Syrian relatives were present at his wedding reception. More »

106 years old man receives telegram from President

"I wish you and your family a very happy birthday," read a telegram from President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson to Georg Breiðfjörð Ólafsson who became 106 years old last Thursday. He is the first Icelandic man to attain this age. "Hardly any fruit and veg," his son says of his traditional Icelandic diet. More »

Facebook revenge porn conviction

A young Icelandic man has been sentenced to a two-month suspended prison sentence for posting five nude pictures of his ex-girlfriend on Facebook. More »

More snow on the way

More snow is forecast for Thursday, affecting the whole country. Calm conditions are expected between now and then with temperatures hovering around freezing. More »

Sheep shearing and Brennivín

Fancy observing farmers shearing sheep whilst trying out a shot of Brennivín and a taste of dung smoked sheep? Head down to the hip Kex Hostel in central Reykjavík for the annual Golden Shears competition this Saturday. More »

Tourist in fatal accident

A fatal car accident occurred on Suðurlandsvegur, west of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, south-east Iceland this morning. Two tourists were travelling in the car and it seems that the driver lost control of the car which skidded off the road. More »

A tidal wave of nipples sweeps Iceland myndasyrpa

Today is a #freethenipple day in Iceland, a day in which a feminist wave has swept the country. The day was particularly celebrated in Reykjavik's Universities and colleges and an endless amount of women tweeted their support, and their nipples, including an MP. Here's a look at the day in pictures in which women went braless or topless to show their support. More »

The snow is back

Many Icelanders believed spring was in the air only to find a layer of snow outside this morning. The streets of Reykjavik are covered in snow and roads and pathways are slippery. The next few days will see showers of snow in between bright sunny spells. More »

Students free the nipple

University and high school students in Iceland will free their nipples tomorrow in support of a high school student who was mocked by a young man for having posted a picture online that showed her nipple. More »

Unwanted bikes wanted!

Today marks the start of the annual Save the Children Iceland bicycle collection, which is run in collaboration with ‘Youth’ (the IOGT children’s movement in Iceland) and the Icelandic Mountain Bike Club. More »

Local heroes save woman trapped underneath car

"It's really no big deal, we were just the right people at the right time," says Najd­an Ilievski, one of the two men who lifted a car off a woman caught underneath it in a serious road accident in Reykjanes last night. More »

Fewer children at risk of poverty

In 2014, one in ten children in Iceland lived in households classified as “at risk of poverty”, according to a new report by Statistics Iceland. The 2014 figure (10%) is 2.2 percentage points less than the previous year. More »

Harpa bathed in Northern Lights

This stunning time lapse was taken by ReykjavikPhoto at the beginning of February during a solar storm, a beautiful interplay between artist Ólafur Elíasson's light sequence in the building's light facade and a natural phenomenon of lights in the winter sky. More »

Naked breasts are not shameful

"Those who posted up my photograph have no power over me anymore because my body belongs to me," wrote eighteen year old Hrafnhildur Lára Ingvarsdóttir in a caption to a photograph which she shared on Twitter last week in the #FreeTheNipple revolution in Iceland. She is topless in the photograph, a photograph which was once used to shame her. More »

Eddie Izzard supports Icelandic women in freeing their nipples - VIDEO

The British stand-up co­me­dian Ed­die Iz­zard supports the #FreeTheNip­ple cause that caused an im­mense stir in Ice­landic so­ci­ety this week, break­ing down norms, rais­ing ques­tions and mak­ing a strong fem­i­nist state­ment. More »

Bare breasts and girl power

The Free The Nipple cause caused an immense stir in Icelandic society yesterday, breaking down norms, raising questions and making a strong feminist statement. Women, men, girls and boys were united for gender equality. Mbl.is visited a few colleges in Reykjavík and interviewed students about what the day means to them. More »

Bared nipples in a Reykjavik pool

A group of women organised a topless bathe in Laugardalslaug pool in Reykjavik last night. The women were there for a finale to the #FreeTheNipple day yesterday. Swimming topless is not banned in pools in Iceland but is not common. More »

The Icelandic nipple revolution gets international attention

The #freethenipple feminist revolution taking place on Twitter in Iceland is starting to make waves internationally. Buzz Feed has just published an article called Icelandic Women Come Together to Free The Nipple in Solidarity With a Feminist Teen. Numbers of Icelandic women are supporting the cause either by posting photographs of nipples on Twitter or by simply using the hashtag #freethenipple. More »

A member of Parliament “Frees the Nipple”

Björt Ólafsdóttir, MP for the Bright Future party participated in the “Free the Nipple” initiative today. Ms. Ólafsdóttir posted a photograph of her own nipple on Twitter with the comment “This is to feed children. Shove it up your patriarchy. #FreeTheNipple” More »

The genomic portrait of Iceland

Icelandic company deCODE genetics, a global leader in analyzing and understanding the human genome, today published four landmark papers built on whole-genome sequence data from more than 100,000 people from across Iceland. The studies, written by a team of deCODE scientists and which appear in the online edition of Nature Genetics, together present the most detailed portrait of a population yet assembled using the latest technology for reading DNA.  Mbl.is TV spoke to founder and CEO Kári Stefánsson. More »

Icelandic Pirate Party affiliated with organized crime, MP says.

Vilhjálmur Bjarnason, member of Parliament for the center-right Independence Party in Iceland, said today in Parliament that the Icelandic Pirate party was affiliated with organized crime. More »

German airliner crashes in French Alps

An Airbus A320 airliner belonging to German low-cost airline Germanwings has reportedly crashed in the French Alps.  More »

A woman and two young children in serious road accident

A serious road accident occurred in Garðskagavegur on the Reykjanes peninusula, south Iceland last night when a car spun off the road and overturned. The driver, a woman in her twenties was caught underneath the vehicle and is seriously injured. Her two very young children escaped unharmed. More »

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