Access Granted

Fritz Hendrik Berndsen is an artist whose daily life mirrors his art. His diverse exhibitions explore concepts that are on his mind, many of which are preoccupations we all share: the Internet, [...]

Living Legends

What’s the recipe for stardom? Though the exact ingredients are greatly debated, most would agree that singing exclusively about Norse mythology, in old poetic forms, in a language spoken by a [...]

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, [...]

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.

Star Stuff

“The more you know about the nature that surrounds you, the more precious it becomes and the more important it becomes to protect it.” That’s the simple reasoning behind Sævar Helgi Bragason’s [...]

Breaking the Pattern: Tongues are wagging over Ýr Jóhannsdóttir’s mouthy sweaters

Young textile designer Ýr Jóhannsdóttir, who creates under the name Ýrúrarí, doesn’t have a very favourable view of mass-production or rehashed designs. Her whimsical sweaters, decorated with [...]

Airwaves Artists: Jóipé x Króli

Iceland Airwaves music festival celebrated its 20th anniversary this November. To mark the event, Iceland Review interviewed a few of this year’s performers.   Hip-hop duo JóiPé and Króli [...]

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