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 [...]

Plentiful Sea: Rethinking the ocean’s output

Changing Lanes, Part 3: The Future of Urban Planning in Reykjavík

Reykjavík is a city still finding its feet. At the beginning of the 20th century, only 8,221 called the northernmost capital city in the world its home. That number now stands at 217,711 people, [...]

Changing Lanes, Part 2: The Future of Urban Planning in Reykjavík

Reykjavík is a city still finding its feet. At the beginning of the 20th century, only 8,221 called the northernmost capital city in the world its home. That number now stands at 217,711 people, [...]

Changing Lanes, Part 1: The Future of Urban Planning in Reykjavík

Reykjavík is a city still finding its feet. At the beginning of the 20th century, only 8,221 called the northernmost capital city in the world its home. That number now stands at 217,711 people, [...]

Therapy for All: Kara Connect

It’s a dark winter morning in Bíldudalur, a small, isolated town in the remote Westfjords, and 10-year-old Anna is preparing for a video meeting with a speech therapist to work on her lisp. While [...]

The Art of Housekeeping

In a stately building on the west side of Reykjavík, a group of young people, most of them women, get instructions in the ancient art of knitting. In another room, another group is learning how [...]

On the Record: Inside Iceland’s music studios

Long before outsiders looked to Iceland for the latest in music, Icelanders looked outward. Infatuated with American music, local groups in the 1950s and 1960s started jazz and rock groups that [...]

Ghost Writing: Yrsa Sigurðardóttir writes Nordic crime with a creepy twist

Nordic crime fiction has swept the world in the past few years. Even in Iceland, a country with approximately two murders per year, thrilling stories of murder and mystery usually top every [...]

Diary of a Powerlifter

Júlían Jóhann Karl Jóhannsson holds the world record for deadlifting. He's far from your average powerlifter, and he's out for more.

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