Icelandic Water Holdings hf, is pleased to announce its award-winning CarbonNeutral® premium natural spring water Icelandic Glacial has received two gold stars from the Superior Taste Awards, conducted by the International Taste & Quality Institute, the leading Independent Chef- and Sommelier-based organization dedicated to testing and promoting superior tasting food and drinks from around the world.
“We are honored that Icelandic Glacial Water has received such a high distinction from this prestigious organization,” said Jon Olafsson, chairman and co-founder, Icelandic Glacial. “We thank the jury for recognizing our all-natural spring water for its premium quality, clarity and superior taste.’
Renowned for its exceptional purity and environmental credentials, Icelandic Glacial is bottled at the source from the legendary Ölfus Spring in Iceland, providing customers with remarkable pristine water at the highest level of quality.
In the blind taste test by 14 of the world’s most prestigious food and beverage specialists, Icelandic Glacial received a distinction of “Remarkable,” placing in the top 10-20% in all sensory test categories. The International Taste & Quality Institute gave Icelandic Glacial perfect marks for clarity and near perfect marks for “Absence of Fault.”
Icelandic Glacial is proud to support the annual TCM Film Festival in Hollywood. Held over four days in the heart of Hollywood, the TCM Classic Film Festival is a place where movie lovers from around the world can gather to experience classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, in some of the world’s most iconic venues, with the people who made them. Moreover, the TCM Classic Film Festival strives to be a place where a community of movie fans of all ages can share their love of classic movies with each other, make new friends and see films as they are seldom seen today.
We are proud to support the MOCA gala celebrating the opening of the first major U.S. museum retrospective of works by internationally acclaimed Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer, and is the first time an exhibition by a living artist has been presented at both MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Urs Fischer weaves together some of his most memorable and iconic sculptural works while creating an unexpected landscape in both venues. If you have a chance go and check it out, the exhibition closes on August 19th.
Iceland won in EFTA court, and the reaction here has been decidedly jubilant.
The court of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) ruled in Iceland’s favour over the Icesave dispute, saying that Iceland did not violate the Deposit Guarantee Directive. This directive is an international agreement which ensures that any depositor, regardless of their nationality, has the right to have at least 20,000 euros of their account guaranteed for withdrawal from any bank within the organisation.
This verdict of the court confirms the views of Icelandic Glacial’s Chairman Jon Olafsson in his 2009 Frettabladid interview, see below:
Main Street’s Annual Town Lift is Transformed for its 11th Year During the Film Festival
Friday, January 18 – Monday, January 21
Best Events in partnership with PMK•BNC (www.pmkbnc.com) and Strategic Group, join forces to bring back Village at the Lift to Park City, Utah. In its 11th year, Main Street’s landmark Town Lift will be transformed from January 18 through January 21 to provide the ultimate VIP destination during the film festival. Village at the Lift is excited to announce new sponsors that will be providing elevated experiences during the film festival at the highly anticipated, private getaway.
“Moving into its 11th year, Village at the Lift continues to provide an escape to the entertainment industry’s most notable clientele,” said Jeffrey Best, owner and founder of Best Events. “During the film festival, celebrities, Hollywood influencers and movie-goers alike will have the chance to engage in one-of-a-kind experiences and products.”
Located at the foot of Main Street in Park City,the three-story, 30,000 square foot venue will celebrate its 11th Anniversary and continue to be a prime asset to the film festival community. Equipped with a café, nightclub, restaurant, portrait studio, state-of-the-art audio and visual capabilities, as well as boasting an occupant capacity of more than 1,000,Village at the Lift will also satisfy two important film festival needs as a full service special event venue (pre/post film premieres, casting opportunities) and press conference/junket facility.
“Village at the Lift was created to provide filmmakers, enthusiasts and brands with an ideal platform to collaborate and to be able to highlight their creative activations among a very influential audience,” said Chris Robichaud, CEO of PMK•BNC. “Just as in the past, this year’s partners will create experiences that will help the filmmaking community draw exposure to their fine work.”
Village at the Lift will be a showcase for a number of partners, brands and their original concepts including Icelandic Glacial Water
January 8, 2013—Icelandic Water Holdings ehf, makers of the award-winning, CarbonNeutral® premium natural spring water Icelandic Glacial, announces their support of the j.k. livin foundation—founded by Camila and Matthew McConaughey, j.k livin is dedicated to empowering high school students to lead active lives by offering after-school programs that focus on health and wellness. Icelandic Glacial water will be supporting these after-school programs by supplying water to activations throughout the Austin, Texas region.
“It is with great delight and honor that we support j.k. livin foundation’s after-school program,” said Jon Olafsson, chairman and co-founder, Icelandic Glacial. “Keeping hydrated is an essential part of living a healthy and active lifestyle and it’s our pleasure to provide Icelandic Glacial to these remarkable students.”
Icelandic Glacial water took note of j.k. livin’s unique after-school program where they encourage students to improve their physical and mental health through exercise, teamwork, gratitude and positive life choices. During these various programs, kids are able to gain confidence, a better attitude, self-reliance and hope for a great future. Through Icelandic Glacial’s support in Austin, Texas, the students taking part in these programs are staying hydrated and healthy, creating a better tomorrow.
About j.k. livin Foundation Founded by Camila and Matthew McConaughey and in keeping with the mindset and goals of j.k. livin, the foundation has set up after-school fitness and wellness programs in inner- city, public schools where students might not otherwise have the opportunity to learn about the body and mind connection. The fitness and wellness programs are voluntary, not for credit, free, fun, and teaching students to help themselves. The program is a positive place where kids can learn and improve responsibility, self-esteem, accountability and commitment. Participating students will have a safe place to overcome their fears and improve their lives with fitness coaches and health experts.
Awards to be Presented Jan. 17 Live from Park City, Utah and Broadcast at PowderAwards.com #PowderAwards
Kicking off the opening night of the Sundance Film Festival, the biggest night in skiing will honor the world’s best skiers, filmmakers, and photographers with a celebration extraordinaire at Park City Live on Jan. 17. Attendance is open to the public who purchase tickets and a live-streaming webcast will begin at 7 p.m. (MST) at PowderAwards.com. A limited number of tickets are on sale now exclusively at PowderAwards.com for $10. All ticket proceeds benefit the Wasatch Backcountry Rescue (WBRescue.com). Tickets will be available for pick up at Will Call at the Park City Live venue the night of the show. Doors will open to ticket holders at 7:15 p.m. before the live show starts at 8 p.m.
A select number of tickets for the 13th annual Powder Awards are on sale now. Tickets can only be purchased online at PowderAwards.com and cost $10. All ticket proceeds benefit the Wasatch Backcountry Rescue. Tickets will be available for pick up at Will Call at the Park City Live venue the night of the show. Doors open to ticket holders at 7 o’clock before the live show starts at 8 p.m.
This ticket is good for admission for one (1) to the Powder Awards at Park City Live in Park City, Utah, on Thursday, January 17, 2013. All proceeds from this ticket will benefit the Wasatch Backcountry Rescue. Doors to general public open at 7:15 MST, live show at 8:00 MST. This ticket is non-transferrable. There will be no refunds. You must be 21+ and have a valid state-issued ID to get in the door. No exceptions.
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Iceland’s unique fireworks display, made by the people, for the people, will be shared with the world on New Year’s Eve and into the New Year live online at www.icelandnaturally.com, in cooperation with leading telecommunications provider, Mila.
New Year’s Eve in Iceland is a spectacular celebration. Festivities traditionally start with a family dinner, followed by bonfires (brenna), where family, friends and neighbors gather to enjoy the warm fire and celebrate with music. According to Icelandic folklore, there are several magical traditions that happen on New Year’s Eve: cows talk, seals take on human form, the dead rise from their graves and elves move houses.
At midnight Icelandic time, a brilliant display of fireworks will be unleashed. With no restrictions on fireworks, the entire population of Reykjavik, approximately 200,000 people, creates its own fireworks show. Fireworks are mainly sold by the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR), to raise funds for the courageous volunteer association. After midnight, the nightclubs and pubs are open for business, with dancing and celebrating lasting well into the morning.
Do not miss the massive fireworks display broadcasted live online here at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time / 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Click here to join the event on Facebook and be sure to tweet @IcelandNatural using the hashtag #ReykjavikNYE!
We had a great time at this years Art Basel in Miami, from rock shows to jet packing it was a really fun trip.
Our first event was with MOCA and Vanity Fair at the Raleigh Hotel, Miike Snow and Lykke Li performed live which was a real treat. In the days that followed we supported events at Essex House and Aqua Hotel on Collins and the Williams McCall Gallery on Williams. The most impressive part of the art fair was visiting the Wynwood Walls, the whole area had been taken over by street artists some of which where still painting when we got there, it seems crazy that all those beautiful murals will be painted over!
While in South Beach we heard about this new extreme sport called Jet Packing, we had to try it and believe me it was EPIC! More pictures of that and the whole trip on our Facebook page.
Icelandic Water Holdings ehf, makers of the award-winning, CarbonNeutral® premium natural spring water Icelandic Glacial, announces today their support of Baltasar Kormakur’s riveting drama The Deep—an Icelandic film and Iceland’s official submission for the 2012 Academy Awards, in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Focus World has recently acquired the movie, which is slated for release in the first half of 2013.
“We are pleased to support such an amazing film with its roots in our homeland,” said Jon Olafsson, chairman and co-founder, Icelandic Glacial. “Icelandic Glacial is sourced from the very land in which The Deep takes place and we are proud to help bring attention to such a majestic country as Iceland, as well as Baltasar, a multi-talented artist and a prominent part of our nation’s cultural treasure.”
Icelandic Glacial is a strong supporter of the film industry with ties to many movie premieres, film festivals and events. Bottled at the source of the legendary Ölfus Spring in Iceland, Icelandic Glacial is renowned for providing customers with remarkable, pristine water at the highest level of quality. Untouched until the first twist of the cap, Icelandic Glacial is pleased to provide movie-goers of The Deep with their own piece of Iceland in every sip.
Directed, produced, and co-written by Kormákur, The Deep dramatizes an astonishing true incident about the sole survivor of a downed fishing boat. An ordinary man’s will to live made him a reluctant national hero – one whose truly fearless act was to journey home.
The Deep was shot entirely in Iceland, much of it on the open sea, and stars Olafur Darri Olafsson, a frequent collaborator of Kormákur’s. Agnes Johansen and Kormákur, through his Blueeyes Productions, are the film’s producers, and Lilja Palmadottir and David Linde are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Jon Atli Jonasson and Kormákur, based on the former’s stage play of the same name as well as the actual timeline of events that transpired.
Kormákur most recently directed Contraband, starring Mark Wahlberg, which Universal Pictures opened in the #1 slot at the domestic box office this past January; the film was based on Reykjavik-Rotterdam, the Icelandic feature which Kormákur had previously starred in and produced. Universal will release the director’s next movie, 2 Guns, starring Denzel Washington and Wahlberg, in theatres nationwide on August 16th, 2013. His Icelandic films as director include Reykjavik 101, The Sea, and Jar City. Kormákur is currently developing an English-language remake of Jar City with Lava Bear Films and Furst Films; Viking, an action adventure to film in Iceland; Everest, about events on the mountain in 1996; and a film version of Halldór Laxness’ beloved, Nobel Prize-winning book Independent People. He will also direct the pilot episode of The Missionary, produced by Mr. Wahlberg. His other feature credits as a director include A Little Trip to Heaven, White Night Wedding, and Inhale.
Mike Simpson Icelandic Glacial shareholder (middle) with Baltasar Kormakur (right)