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Today is Easter Sunday

by Iceland Review on Sunday Apr 20, 2014 at 7:35

On Easter Sunday, Páskadagur (“Easter Day”), people in Iceland often have roast meat for dinner, often lamb, and enjoy chocolate Easter eggs.

Reykjavík Film Festival Revived

by Iceland Review on Saturday Apr 19, 2014 at 12:00

Next September, the Reykjavík Film Festival will be held for the first time in many years.

Whaling Damages Lamb Exports

by Iceland Review on Saturday Apr 19, 2014 at 11:00

Icelandic whaling is damaging the sales of Icelandic lamb in the U.S. market.

Fear Of Property Flameout As Housing Prices Rise

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Saturday Apr 19, 2014 at 5:15

Iceland’s economic revival is heating up the housing market, especially in Reykjavík

Fear Of Property Flameout As Housing Prices Rise

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Saturday Apr 19, 2014 at 5:15

Iceland’s economic revival is heating up the housing market, especially in Reykjavík

War Of The D’s

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Saturday Apr 19, 2014 at 4:46

The Final Member, a documentary about Iceland's infamous Penis Museum has opened in movie theatres across the U.S. Watch the trailer here!

War Of The D’s

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Saturday Apr 19, 2014 at 4:46

The Final Member, a documentary about Iceland's infamous Penis Museum has opened in movie theatres across the U.S. Watch the trailer here!

New 3D Map of Iceland

by Iceland Review on Friday Apr 18, 2014 at 11:22

New 3D images of Iceland using satellite imagery provide a more accurate picture of Iceland than has been available before. Munich University along with institutions in Germany have been working on the map in cooperation with Icelandic companies.

Today is Good Friday

by Iceland Review on Friday Apr 18, 2014 at 6:45

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.

Candidate Encourages Boycott Of Slave-Made Chocolate

by Reykjavík Grapevine on Thursday Apr 17, 2014 at 15:54

Icelandic chocolate is made from cacao beans the could have been picked by slave labour, a Social Democrat candidate for city council points out.

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