Is There Life on Mars?

An hour’s drive from Reykjavík, we enter a different world. Volcanic plains, basalt sand, deep craters, steep ridges. River channels carved out by glacial meltwater. And a space rover. Welcome to Mars.

Needle Candy

Loji Höskuldsson’s playing field is the brown canvas of embroidery. Entering a traditional, almost archaic artform, he has wasted no time in breaking down its boundaries.

In Focus: Proposed Sugar Tax

In an effort to improve public health, the Icelandic government plans to impose a sugar tax of 20% on products such as candy, chocolate, and sweetened soft drinks.

In Focus: Asylum Seeker Deportations

The impending deportations of two Afghan families seeking asylum in Iceland have been heavily criticised in recent weeks. The families in question are the Sarwary and Safari families, who have [...]

Has the painted lady butterfly been seen in Iceland?

About 100 species of moths and butterflies have been spotted in Iceland over the years.

Running a Tight Ship

We All Protest!

At the heart of downtown Reykjavík lies the small, sheltered Austurvöllur square, criss-crossed by walking paths and lined with lilac trees. In the middle of the square, facing the unassuming [...]

Fragile Hope

Borgarfjörður eystri’s impending fate seemed rather certain; as globalisation increases, so too does the movement of people from rural areas to urban centres. Such has been the case in a number [...]

Hold Your Fire

With relatively widespread gun ownership but virtually no gun crime, foreign observers have frequently held up Iceland as an example of sensible gun control.

How is the Icelandic government promoting electric vehicles?

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