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.

What soft drinks are popular in Iceland?

Q: What soft drinks are popular in Iceland? Are there Icelandic soft drink brands? — A: You will be able to find most international soft drinks in Iceland, like Coca Cola, Pepsi, Red Bull, [...]

Do a lot of Icelanders share the same name?

Q: If a lot of people have the same first name, like Jón, all their children must have the same surname when using the patronymic system, how does this work? — A: In Iceland, most people use a [...]

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 [...]

Pay Raises of State-Owned Bank’s CEO Draw Criticism

Halldór Benjamín, director of the Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise, SA, is highly critical of the Landsbankinn bank council’s decision to raise the pay of its chief executive officer Lilja [...]

In Focus: The Klaustur Scandal

The nation reacted in shock when a recording of six MPs revealed them making sexist, ableist, and homophobic remarks about their colleagues at Klaustur Bar in Reykjavík in late November. The [...]

A Window to the World: How the radio led Iceland into nationhood

It’s Christmas Eve in Iceland. Snow is gently falling. The tree is up, the table set, and the family gathers together. But there’s one event which truly marks the arrival of Christmas in [...]

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 [...]

Airwaves Artists: GYDA

Iceland Airwaves music festival celebrated its 20th anniversary this November. To mark the event, Iceland Review interviewed a few of this year’s performers. In Iceland’s tight-knit music scene, [...]

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