Full-Bodied Sound

The composer of Chernobyl and Joker takes a physical approach to making music.

Of Mountains and Men

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the Icelander who portrayed Gregor Clegane, a.k.a. “the Mountain,” in HBO series Game of Thrones, owns and operates a gym in Kópavogur, Iceland.

Looking the Part

There’s something about Ingvar E. Sigurðsson’s face that feels innately Icelandic.

Is There Life on Mars?

An hour’s drive from Reykjavík, we enter a different world. Volcanic plains, basalt sand, deep craters, steep ridges. River channels carved out by glacial meltwater. And a space rover. Welcome to Mars.

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.

In Focus: Proposed Sugar Tax

In an effort to improve public health, the Icelandic government plans to impose a sugar tax of 20% on products such as candy, chocolate, and sweetened soft drinks.

In Focus: Asylum Seeker Deportations

The impending deportations of two Afghan families seeking asylum in Iceland have been heavily criticised in recent weeks. The families in question are the Sarwary and Safari families, who have [...]

Has the painted lady butterfly been seen in Iceland?

About 100 species of moths and butterflies have been spotted in Iceland over the years.

Running a Tight Ship

We All Protest!

At the heart of downtown Reykjavík lies the small, sheltered Austurvöllur square, criss-crossed by walking paths and lined with lilac trees. In the middle of the square, facing the unassuming [...]

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