RÚV English at Easter
While the RÚV English news page will be quiet over Easter, any major breaking stories will be covered on our Facebook page, and RÚV TV has plenty on offer.
Check out the RÚV player through the RÚV app, most Icelandic TV packages, or on the website here, for hundreds of hours of content available as-and-when you like. Most is available within Iceland only and includes films, documentaries, and entire series—many of which are in English.
Broadcast TV also has you covered this Easter:
Wednesday 31 March
Kona fer í stríð (Woman at War), 22.30, RÚV 2
Iceland’s Oscar nomination for 2018, this comedy-drama-thriller has won fans around the world and is a must-see addition to Icelandic cinema’s impressive back catalogue. RÚV 2 with English subtitles and RÚV 1 without subtitles.
The Big Wedding, 00.05, RÚV 1
American comedy starring Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Robin Willams, and Katherine Heigl, in which a separated couple pretend to still be together when attending a family wedding.
Maundy Thursday, 01 April
Paddington II, 19.35, RÚV 2
Sequel to the much-loved family adventure classic, Paddington, about a bear who by now has settled in well with the Brown family but lands in trouble when a book is stolen. Dubbed in Icelandic on RÚV 1 and in the original English on RÚV 2.
A Song About Hate, 21.20, RÚV 1
A fascinating look at the band Hatari and how they came to be the unlikely stars of Eurovision in 2019.
The Lady in the Van, 22.00, RÚV 1
Critically acclaimed 2015 British comedy-drama film directed by Nicholas Hytner, and starring Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings. Based on a true story.
Good Friday, 02 April
Charlotte’s Web, 10.30, RÚV 2
Family film based on the classic novel of the same name, and featuring a star-studded cast. Shown dubbed in Icelandic on RÚV 1 and in the original English on RÚV 2.
Pixels, 13.55, RÚV 1
Aliens mistake a video of an old computer game for a declaration of war and it falls to a 1980s computer gaming champion to save the world.
Miracles from Heaven, 00.45, RÚV 1
A dramatic film based on the true story of a terminally ill child who lands in an accident that starts a chain of events that could almost be described as miraculous.
Holy Saturday, 03 April
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 11.25, RÚV 2
Animated film about a small town that suffers an unusual rain storm...
Dubbed in Icelandic on RÚV 1 and in the original English on RÚV 2
Attenborough & the Sea Monster, 15.25, RÚV 1
Documentary in which David Attenborough looks at the life and times of the underwater dinosaurs, which some have called the dragons of the sea.
Madeline, 16.20, RÚV 1
Family comedy about a young girl with a good heart who regularly lands in trouble.
Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events, 21.00, RÚV 1
Family adventure movie about recently-orphaned children who move in with the mysterious and seemingly-scary Count Olaf.
There Will Be Blood, 22.50, RÚV 1
An unscrupulous oil baron buys up swathes of land in California with no intention of honouring his promises.
Easter Sunday, 04 April
Amma Hófi, 12.00, RÚV 2
An Icelandic two-part family comedy about senior citizens Hófí and Pétur who are unloved children in a system that has little need for them anymore. Bored of the old people’s home, they decided to rob a bank and buy a house. The plan proves full of complications, and Hófí and Pétur find themselves dealing with some of the least friendly characters in the criminal underworld of the Icelandic capital. Shown in the original Icelandic on RÚV 1 and with English subtitles on RÚV 2. Part 1 of 2.
Hvítur, hvítur dagur (A White, White Day), 22.15, RÚV 2
The story of a man who recently lost his wife and decides to focus his energy on building a house for his daughter and grandchild, until his attention turns to a man he suspects had an affair with his wife. Suspicion turns to obsession and a series of events that will affect everyone involved deeply. Directed by Hlynur Pálmason. Shown in Icelandic on RÚV and with English subtitles on RÚV 2.
Easter Monday, 05 April
Amma Hófi, 12.00, RÚV 2
An Icelandic two-part family comedy about senior citizens Hófí and Pétur who are unloved children in a system that has little need for them anymore. Bored of the old people’s home, they decided to rob a bank and buy a house. The plan proves full of complications, and Hófí and Pétur find themselves dealing with some of the least friendly characters in the criminal underworld of the Icelandic capital. Shown in the original Icelandic on RÚV 1 and with English subtitles on RÚV 2. Part 2 of 2.
Finding Forrester, 15.00, RÚV 1
A gifted young man receives a scholarship to a prestigious school but faces prejudice over his background and ethnicity. Meanwhile, his professor is retreating from the world and increasingly becoming a hermit. Circumstance pushes them to help one another.
A Perfect Planet, 19.40, RÚV 2
BBC documentary series exploring our planet, its diversity, and the forces of nature that shape life on Earth. Show in Icelandic on RÚV 1 and with the original English voice-over by David Attenborough on RÚV 2.
How the Titanic Became My Lifeboat, 20.40, RÚV 1
New Icelandic documentary (in English) about the boy who built the Titanic with more than 50,000 Lego bricks, and how the process changed his life and helped him deal with his autism. Directed by Bjarney Lúðviksdóttir.