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Books by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir on a shelf.
Culture

Found in Translation

Are you familiar with Erlendur the detective, Bjartur the sheep farmer, or the lawyer turned amateur sleuth Þóra? If so, you must have read a translation of an Icelandic novel. (If not, you should.) Icelandic literature is spreading around the globe at a rapid pace, while book sales and rates of readership are down in […]

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In Focus: Iceland Is Too Expensive For Hollywood

Icelandic landscape has become prominent in a lot of film blockbusters and television series. A key part of the nation’s recovery from the 2008 financial crisis was an influx of foreign investment, driven by a weaker currency. This made it possible for a lot of high profile Hollywood projects to be filmed in Iceland.

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In Focus: Iceland Leaves Enormous Environmental Footprint

Iceland is renowned as a ‘green’ country in many ways, yet it certainly does have its dark sides in terms of environmental impact. Food waste, recycling, and waste management issues are pressing environmental concerns for the country as it leaves a large environmental footprint

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In Focus: The Cost of Iceland’s Nature

Iceland became an incredibly popular tourist attraction in a very short period of time, and it became increasingly clear that its natural treasures weren’t prepared for such a large number of people.

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