In Reindeer Country

18:21. All around us are rocks. The wind blows in our faces. Craters, hollows, and dents dot the stony grey hills. For all we know, we’re in Mordor. It beggars belief how any animal can eke out a [...]

In Focus: WOW air Goes Bankrupt

On the morning of March 28, 2019, WOW air unceremoniously ceased all service, stranding thousands of passengers on both sides of the Atlantic, prompting the largest mass layoffs in Icelandic history.

In Focus: Growing Environmental Awareness

The Icelandic public is growing more aware of the threat of climate change and even calling on the government to make large-scale policy changes. Is the government acting quickly or drastically [...]

Plentiful Sea: Rethinking the ocean’s output

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 [...]

A Vanishing Act

It’s a spectacularly beautiful August day and I’m standing on Sólheimajökull glacier. With me is Ryan, a glacier guide and one of the founders of the tour operator Hidden Iceland. Ryan, who was [...]

Falco Rusticolus: A day in the life of a gyrfalcon researcher

Helping the World Breathe

For a long time, wetlands were an underestimated part of the Icelandic ecosystem. But times are changing. People are starting to realise that wetlands are an indispensable water resource and [...]

Growing Pains

Vikings did away with Iceland’s forests. Now their descendants are fighting to bring them back.

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