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Today, Netflix premiered the movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams. With the actual Eurovision Song Contest cancelled this year, this new comedy will hopefully provide some consolation for die-hard fans of the competition.
Sky Lagoon, a new oceanfront lagoon, is in construction and will open its doors to visitors in the spring of 2021.
Iceland has earned praise and headlines for its reaction to the new coronavirus. Its strategy of large-scale testing, tracing and isolating has proven effective so far. The country is now building on that experience to create a safe place for all who wish to visit by offering COVID-19 tests upon arrival.
This weekend, Icelandic strongman, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, set a new world record in deadlift when he lifted 501kg (1,104lb).
Looking out my window, I see bare trees, people wearing thick coats, and a dark-grey sky. The snow just left the streets of Reykjavík last week, but you can see that the peaks of Mt. Esja are still bright white. It might not look like it, but today is the first day of summer.
The 65th Eurovision Song Contest was cancelled this year due to fears concerning the current coronavirus pandemic. Instead, a non-competitive broadcast titled Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light took place in lieu of the finale on May 16th.
Bookies are claiming Daði & Gagnamagnið’s song Think About Things could win Iceland Eurovision 2020. It would mark the first time Iceland has won the competition since their first entry in 1986.