#SmiteTheWorld: Iceland’s Road To Russia—A Smite News Recap

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Iceland’s World Cup qualification campaign came to a dramatic head in October of 2017, when they beat Kosovo to become…

Brian Pilkington: The Modern Father Of The Icelandic Yule Lads

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Iceland has many weird and quirky Christmas creatures, traditions and folk lore. The best known of which are the Yule…

Probability For A White Christmas High

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If the Icelandic Met Office is to be believed (grain of salt and all that) we can expect a white…

Man Charged With Murdering Mother Of Three

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The Reykjavík district attorney has charged Khaled Cairo, a 38-year-old man from Yemen, with the murder of Sanita Braun, a…

Jónsi From Sigur Rós & Family Open Icelandic Art & Design Space

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Today, Friday December 15, musician Jónsi from the world-renowned band Sigur Rós wil open up an inventive and exciting design…

Suspected Murderer Of Klevis Sula Set To Be Released From Custody Today

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The man who is suspected of attacking two Albani men in the Reykjavík city centre, including Klevis Sula who died…

True Icelandic Crime Stores: The Grand Larceny That Shook Ísafjörður

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One gloomy afternoon, Ísafjörður on the edge of Iceland was struck with tragedy, reports local newspaper Bæjarins besta. On Monday…

Icelandic Elementary School Children Behaving Worse & Worse

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A task force, which has been looking into the work environment of the country’s elementary schools has found that students…

American Hate Preacher Calls Icelandic Women “Whores”

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American Baptist preacher Steven L. Anderson apparently has some beef with Iceland. He believes we suck and he has said…

Dead Body Found In Fossvogur In Reykjavík

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Update: Police have identified the man, but have not determined a cause of death, although foul play has been ruled…

The Tjörnin Pond Mermaid Hides Underwater

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The mermaid statue “Hafmeyjan” by Nína Sæmundsson left her foundation in the pond Tjörnin at the beginning of November and…

Video: How Björk Created Utopia

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Oscar Wilde once wrote: “A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at,…

Tourists In Iceland Spending With Credit Cards Like Never Before

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Tourists in Iceland are spending more with their credit cards than ever before, reports Mbl.is. Credit card turnover during the…

Icelandic In Icons: An Ingenious Way To Learn A Mad Language

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Notoriously, our barbaric ancient language is one of the most difficult to learn in the world. Therefore, Icelanders are routinely…

The Subterranean Pioneers of Icelandic Hip Hop

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Today, Icelandic rap is primarily done in the mother tongue and the genres biggest hits since the turn of the…

Norður Og Niður Festival Updates Schedule, Becomes Even Cooler

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The Sigur rós love child the Norður og Niður art festival has already expanded way beyond your run of the…

Know Your Rights: The Reykjavík Housing Market

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It is a well known fact that the Reykjavík housing market is a cruel mess meant to make you hurt….

Mother Of Murdered Albanian Man: “Didn’t Think This Happened In Iceland”

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The mother of Klevis Sula, the 20-year-old Albanian man who passed away Friday from injuries sustained after being stabbed at…

Tonnes Of Icelandic Strawberries Thrown Out Since Costco Opened

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Strawberry farmers say the opening of Costco earlier in the year has been detrimental to the profession as they are…

Word Of The Issue: Þórðargleði

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The English language doesn’t have a word for it, so it borrowed from German to express “schadenfreude”: the joy of…

Meet The Smiters: Hörður Björgvin “The Beautiful Death” Magnússon

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The most beautiful player on the Icelandic national team, Hörður Björgvin Magnússon, is as gifted a footballer as he is…

Container Society: xDeathrow Photographs A Stored Away Reality

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Þórsteinn Sigurðsson, aka xdeathrow, is one of Iceland’s most exciting photographers. His gritty and realistic portraits capture the shady side…

The Revolution Eats Its Children: Meet Feminist Punks Hórmónar

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In these booming economic times, it seems that punk is seeing a beautiful revival in the Icelandic capital, and one…

Plenty Of Room On The Smitewagon: News From The Iceland Dressing Room

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As the Iceland’s national football teams continue to smite the entire world within an inch of its quivering life, we…