Tag Archive | Ísland

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir to Speak at 2014 World Pride Summit

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir to Speak at 2014 World Pride Summit

Iceland’s former Prime Minister, and the world’s first openly-gay head of government, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, has been announced as the keynote speaker at the WorldPride Human Rights Conference, taking place in Toronto in 2014. Sigurðardóttir – who at the height of her career in 2009, was among Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women in the World – […]

Thursday Chillout: Árstíðir – Heyr Himna Smiður

Thursday Chillout: Árstíðir – Heyr Himna Smiður

Introducing Reykjavík-based band Árstíðir (which means Seasons) and their beautiful acapella rendition of the 13th Century Icelandic hymn, Heyr Himna Smiður, or Hear, Heavenly Creator. The band performed the hymn at a train station in Wuppertal, Germany, in September this year, and the public seemed pretty impressed with their performance. See what you think. For more from Árstíðir, visit arstidir.com.

International Conference Praises Iceland for LGBT Rights

International Conference Praises Iceland for LGBT Rights

Iceland received an unexpected seal of approval on the country’s LGBT rights recently, when an international conference of Esperanto speakers in Reykjavík were really impressed by how the country rallied behind their LGBT community and Pride festival. The 98th World Esperanto Conference was held in Reykjavík last month, while the annual Icelandic Gay Pride Festival […]

Monday Music: Ásgeir – King and Cross

Monday Music: Ásgeir – King and Cross

At just 21 years old, Ásgeir Trausti has become something of a musical sensation in his native Iceland, and is ready to take on the rest of the world. His début album, Dyrd í Dauðathogn, has been a massive hit, with 10% of the population owning a copy. This week’s Monday Music is Ásgeir’s début […]