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Laugardalslaug geothermal swimming pool in Reykjavík
Society

Reykjavík Swimming Pools Reopened

Capital area swimming pools reopened to the public this morning following a two-day closure due to interruptions in the Hellisheiði geothermal power station. Laugardalslaug opened

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Culture

Cream of the Crop

 Row after row of steep but flat-topped mountains, interspersed with deep fjords. There’s barely enough land in between to make up a coastline, let alone farmland. But on the green patches between the cliffs and the waves, there are still more than a handful of farms dotting the landscape. The Westfjords have always been isolated, […]

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Culture

The Right to Bear Arms

I’m sitting in a hotel lobby, scribbling some last-minute notes in my notebook before the interview. I look up and notice Guðmundur Felix Grétarsson entering so I raise a hand to let him know I’m here. He waves back, and I get up to greet him. He shakes my hand, and I introduce myself before he points to a small room where we can chat undisturbed. Nothing about this exchange feels remarkable to me, but Guðmundur Felix has a different perspective.

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Culture

Home cook

“We serve cod skin as snacks. The cod skin is salted, dried, and popped, sprinkled with angelica.” Up. Down. Up again. A fleeting moment of calm at the highest point. Down again, tourists whooping as the boat rolls in the waves. I, on the other hand, wasn’t enjoying that lurching feeling in my stomach as […]

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