Browsing Posts in Icelandic

There was a piece about Icelandic music and stories  on BBC Radio 4 Extra children’s radio, June 15th with the singer Björk Guðmundsdóttir talking about her attachment to Tove Jansson and her ‘Moomin’ stories. She provided a song for the 2010 Moomin stop-motion film ‘Muumi ja punainen pyrstötähti’.

SADCARS! Sadcars claim to be the cheapest Icelandic car rental, offering good solid cars at the lowest possible prices from Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik downtown. Well they’d have to be with a name like Sadcars, I mean what were they thinking about? Maybe the parent company is called Useless Icelandic Trucks, and they also […]

The Lagarfljótsormur, Lagarfljotsormurinn, Lagarfljót worm or simply Iceland Worm Monster( or Iceland’s Loch Ness Monster ) is an Icelandic lake cryptid. The worm is purportedly located in Lagarfljót Lake, a freshwater, below-sea-level, glacial-fed body of water in Egilsstaðir. The water visibility is incredibly poor as a result of siltation, and the creature–if it does exist–has […]

This graphic, educational volcano video was shot by @lilashrink at a tweetup in Harpa, Reykjavik. Takk Hjörtur explains the consequences and frequencies of various Icelandic volcanoes erupting including Eyjafjallajökull, Katla, Hekla and Laki. Explained is the relationship between eruptions of Katla and Eyjafjallajokull and some other Icelandic volcanoes. There are plenty of volcanoes in Iceland. Have you ever […]

Ash from Iceland’s Grimsvötn volcano could affect Heathrow Airport in the UK by the end of the week Ash cloud moves towards UK airspace (General) If airspace in western England, Ireland and the Atlantic is affected by the smoke plume transatlantic flights in and out of Heathrow could suffer delays later this week as […]

The Land of Giants was an entry in the Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon International Design Competition in 2008 where the impressive design received an honourable mention but then went on to win an award at the 2010 Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Architecture. Most electric pylaons are considerd to be an eyesore, and in built […]

The famous video in which Björk talks about her TV and people comment about her amazing Icelandic accent If i could listen to her talk for the rest of my life it would be a life well spent. Her voice is an eco yet of her visual beutey. I love Bjork!!! Or in Icelandic. Ef […]

Icelandic Tourist Board figures released today show that around the same number of international tourists are now passing through Keflavik International Airport compared with this time last year, that’s about 37,000 in June so far. The tourist board can now paint an optimistic picture for the summer season. The number of foreign tourists in Iceland […]

MAÓ ÁBS ST 113 Originally uploaded by Ljósmyndasafn Reykjavíkur / Reykjavík Museum of Welcome to the Reykjavík Museum of Photography on Flickr Commons The Reykjavík Museum of Photography is situated downtown Reykjavík, in the same building as the Reykjavík City Library and the Reykjavík City Archives, next door to the Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús […]