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A Painter Herding his Horses

Hestar (‘Horses’) is a rather unusual book, which recently entered Icelandic bookstores. The title-less cover speaks for itself with a collage of drawn horse portraits. Painter

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Icelandic Trade with Gyrfalcons

The gyrfalcon, the largest of all falcons, was worshipped among Vikings and sought after by European kings and members of aristocracy. Its trade became an

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Place of the Heart

Place of the Heart by acclaimed Icelandic author, Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, is the product of a clear love for the author’s homeland, particularly the stunning and rugged

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Gnarr!

If given only two words to describe Jón Gnarr’s recent memoir, Gnarr! How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the

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Icelandic Vikings

When most people think of Vikings, the stereotypical helmet with horns comes to mind. Guðmundur Magnússon squashes this misconception immediately within the first few pages

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Burial Rites

A teenage Hannah Kent first visited Iceland on a Rotary Exchange. It must have had a profound effect on her, as some years later she

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