Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts

Earlier this year, members of the band Hjaltalín surprised their fans by releasing their first single in five years. Even though the band’s members are all active in other projects, the innovative group seemed to be in hibernation for years, with many assuming that we’d seen the last of them. Turns out, Hjaltalín hadn’t quit. It hadn’t even been hibernating. Life just got in the way.

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Press Photos of the Year 2018

Each year, the Icelandic Press Photo Association runs a contest for the year’s best photographs. From the elation of a crowd watching Iceland’s first-ever World Cup match, to the touch of rescuers’ hands on a beached whale, this year’s winning shots evoke a range of emotions. Iceland Review spoke to the winners in each category for some insight into their entries.

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Secret Waterfall

Q: I stumbled upon a picture of Skútufoss. I’d like to visit the waterfall myself but to my surprise, I can’t get any info on its location. Do you know where is it?

Janusz, Poland.

A: It’s true that it was difficult to find information about the waterfall online. We found it in our Atlas, though. It is located about ten kilometers (6.2 miles) northeast of Hvolsvöllur, near Vatnsdalsfjall mountain (see the above image).

ZR