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.

Thinking Big

The Akureyri Theatre Company is one of the oldest in the country. It was founded in 1907 and went professional in 1973. Since then, it’s been the only Icelandic professional theatre company [...]

Raising Your Voice

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.

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