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Dateline Iceland: April 2012
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A Taste of Iceland Lands in Washington, D.C.

After taking D.C. by storm in 2010 and 2011, the annual cultural celebration ‘A Taste of Iceland’ returns again in 2012! From April 12 – 15, Washingtonians will enjoy a variety of public events, including culinary promotions, free live musical performances, and a free film festival. Chef Thrainn Freyr will collaborate with Sous Chef Sarah Biglan at RIS Restaurant for an Iceland inspired menu. At no charge, catch the indie-folk musical acts Of Monsters and Men and Lay Low at The Fillmore Silver Spring on April 14, and see the Icelandic films: Inni, featuring Sigur Ros, and Summerlandon April 15. For a full list of events and details, click here.

Delta Air Lines Resumes JFK-Iceland
Flights June 1

Did you know Delta Air Lines will soon fly to Iceland? Starting June 1, Delta will resume seasonal nonstop service from New York City's John F. Kennedy InternationalAirport (JFK) to Iceland's Keflavik Airport (KEF), near Reykjavik. Once in Iceland - the closest European country to the U.S. - visitors can enjoy almost 24 hours of summer daylight and its festive, carnival-like atmosphere. Plus, a trip to one of the country's 15 active volcanoes or a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is not to be missed. To learn more about Delta’s flight service to Iceland and purchase tickets, click here.

Join Us for the Icelandic Film Festival At New York's Lincoln Center

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Icelandic Film Centre have joined forces to bring the film festival Images from the Edge: Classic and Contemporary Icelandic Cinema to the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center from April 18 — 26. Tickets are on sale now – click here for more information.

Travel Deals

Spring Whale Watching 

Spring Whale Watching  GetawayIcelandair is offering the perfect package to experience Iceland’s history, beauty, and majestic nature. Embark on an inspiring adventure that includes visits to the world heritage site Thingvellir National Park, the soothing Fontana Steambaths, and a naturalist-guided whale watching boat tour.  See all the details here.

Flight Tour to Akureyri 
and Lake Myvatn

Flight Tour to Akureyri  and Lake MyvatnTravel by air for a 12-hour tour to the breathtaking North of Iceland, just a few kilometers from the Arctic Circle. Explore the area’s spectacular lava formations, waterfalls, bubbling mud pools, nature baths, and the explosive Viti. Find more information here.

Volcanic Jeep Safari   

Volcanic Jeep SafariExperience amazing volcanic and mountainous landscapes from the driver’s seat of a Super Jeep! Learn how to properly drive the off-road vehicle, and head out to the Reykjanes peninsula to explore the geothermal areas, craters, lava fields, rock formations, and take in the amazing panoramic views. To learn more about this day trip, click here.

Iceland in the News

Daily MailDaily Mail  

“Iceland is fast becoming the photography capital of the world – and with stunning results like these, it’s easy to see why,” wrote Daily Mail reporter Lyle Brennan.



Photographer James Appleton was featured In’s Raw Files photography blog on March 13, 2012.  Appleton captured breathtaking images of the Aurora Borealis and a volcanic eruption on the Fimmvorduhals mountain pass in Iceland.

Conde Nast TravelerConde Nast Traveler

Game of Thrones star Kit Harington talks to Conde Nast Traveler about what it was like filming in Iceland, from the welcoming people to his favorite sightseeing locations.

Huffington PostHuffington Post
In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, the Huffington Post published this article rating Iceland as the #1 country for gender equality, citing the 2011 Global Gender Gap Report.


Dwell captured some amazing photos from DesignMarch in Iceland. Check out the slideshow here.
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Icelandic Glacial is Giving Away a Trip To Iceland!

Children’s Cultural Festival in Reykjavik, April 17 – 22

Off-Broadway Comedy 'Out of Iceland' Now Showing

The Sweepstakes Results 
Are In!

Of Monsters and Men and
Lay Low
 Continue North American Tour

Restoration – A Novel by Olaf Olafsson

Sigur Ros Announce International Tour Dates

First Airwaves Acts Revealed

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