Iceland rocks on with its biggest music festival of the year

Iceland’s October music festival Iceland Airwaves is in its eleventh year and still going strong, attracting thousands of people to the island each year to experience some of the finest music around in the heart of downtown Reykjavik. Back in 1999, the first ever Iceland Airwaves festival was held in an aircraft hangar at the…

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‘2 Mad Docs’ ‘We are not artists but medicine is our art!’ An exhibition of works by Nora Rahman and Vaikunthan Rajaratnam

Following their exhibition at Red Gate Gallery earlier this year, the ‘2 Mad Docs’ are returning for a second exhibition of paintings and photographs. The ‘2 Mad Docs’ are Nora Rahman who is a GP in London and Vaikunthan Rajaratnam who is a surgeon in Birmingham. This exhibition explores the link between the practice of…

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Autumn colours make perfect Iceland vacation backdrop

If you are someone usually put off by autumn’s message of looming winter to follow, an autumnal visit to Iceland will change your mind and leave you captivated by autumn’s sheer beauty. So what about winter approaching anyway? It has its charm too, after all! Choose your clothing carefully and autumn can be a great…

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Central Reykjavik hotels the best way to live Iceland

The middle of Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city is renowned for its lively culture, its art and music and its energetic weekend nightlife. Before arrival, visitors to Iceland often forget how much better it is to stay downtown and not to get stuck in the middle of suburban nowhere. A group of Reykjavik hotels calling itself…

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Reykjavik Gay Pride a great success

Gay Pride has been an increasingly popular festival in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, for the past eleven years. The 2009 event took place this past weekend – but although there are twelve months to wait until the next party, gay rights in Iceland remain at the fore all year round. Some 80,000 residents and visitors flocked…

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Scottish Charity releases cover of David Bowie’s Heroes to raise funds for local arts centre

Mixing over 100 local music professionals with amateurs, from the Helensburgh area of West Scotland, a Charity has released a cover of the classic Bowie song ‘Heroes’ in an attempt to raise funds for a local arts and music centre.

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Enlivening Iceland on Culture Night

Reykjavik Culture Night is a massive and inclusive event which takes place late each August in Iceland’s capital city. But as the party lasts all day and all night, there are plenty of people who wonder at the accuracy of the name Culture Night, or Menningarnott in Icelandic. Tradition dictates that Culture Night should always…

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Reykjavik Gay Pride brightens all of Iceland

Every August the streets of Reykjavik come alive with all the colours of the rainbow and every type of person as the whole of Iceland get ready to celebrate Gay Pride with pride! Reykjavik Gay Pride is a pretty unique event by global standards. Its organisers describe it as ‘the biggest little Pride in the…

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Young London Dishes ‘The LowDowN’ by Inviting Readers to Tweet their Best of the Capital

Estate agency, Young London, is making use of Twitter, not only to inform house-hunters about new properties, but also to encourage readers to share their London favourites in a newly launched online e-zine, LowDowN. Readers are invited to Tweet their own London favourites to www.twitter.com/younglondon (whether they be pubs, parks, cafes, bars, restaurants, galleries, boutique…

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INDEPENDENT ARTIST, STEVE LARKMAN BAGS COVETED PUBLISHING DEAL

INDEPENDENT ARTIST, STEVE LARKMAN BAGS COVETED PUBLISHING DEAL Songwriter/solo artist Steve Larkman from Kingston-Upon-Hull has just signed a publishing deal with Conexion Media Group plc(CXM). CXM are major composers for film and TV music and they also have a track record of hits including No 1’s and have copyright for hits performed by top international…

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    “Kasta macka” (throw a sandwich) is something the Swedish PM does out in nature

    Throwing sandwiches may sound like an odd thing to do, but not in Sweden. Over there, “kasta macka” or “throw a sandwich” is what Swedes call skipping stones on water. The many benefits and wonders of outdoor Sweden Recently, Mr. Stefan Löfven, the prime minister of Sweden was asked to list his top 5 things…

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    Aspen the mountain pup and his love for 66°North

    Aspen the mountain pup is the Instagram famous Golden Retriever with over 98,500 followers. When his owners, Hunter and Sarah Lawrence, visited Iceland for the first time on their honeymoon back in 2013, they fell in love with the landscape, the people and the fashion. As big fans of Icelandic outdoor clothing brand 66°North, they…

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    Project Opal a great success: NORTH SAILING WINS AWARDS FOR RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

    North Sailing has been named Silver winner of the Best Innovation for Carbon Reduction category at the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 at World Travel Market in London. North Sailing won the silver at the prestigious World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, November 4th. This is the first…

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    Swedes embrace online media streaming services

    Media consumption in Sweden is increasingly characterized by online streaming services such as Spotify and Netflix. Three out of four 15-74-year-olds now use online streaming services to listen to music or watch video. Youtube, Spotify and Netflix are the most popular online streaming services used. Youtube is free of charge, whereas Spotify is offered both…

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    Blue Car Rental: Insurance included in all car rentals in Iceland

    Car rental firms in Iceland cover vehicles with third party insurance as standard, which includes personal accident insurance. This is Icelandic law for driving here. Blue Car Rental is one of Iceland’s main car rental companies and they do provide insurance as standard for most eventualities. This includes coverage from vehicle theft and gravel protection….

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    Insight Asia Travel has currently installed Live Chat with Experts on website

    Insight Asia Travel would like to introduce its live chat installed on its website. Customers now can easily find this live chat application at the bottom of the website on the right hand. Customers can use Video Chat to send real-time video and audio, Screen Share any screen or application, easily share texts and files…