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, [...]

Airwaves Artists: BRÍET

Iceland Airwaves music festival celebrated its 20th anniversary this November. To mark the event, Iceland Review interviewed a few of this year’s performers. A rising star who’s made a strong [...]

Reykjavík 1918-2018

For the anniversary of Iceland’s sovereignty, Iceland Review’s photographer Golli dug through the Reykjavík Museum of Photography archives and recreated some of his favourite finds.

Hera’s Here

It’s a rainy afternoon in Vancouver and actor Hera Hilmar has taken time out of her busy schedule to talk to Iceland Review. The young actor began making waves in Iceland only a few years ago, [...]

In Other Words: Author Andri Snær Magnason is using his pen to fight climate change

A recent report concerning climate change revealed in no uncertain terms what many of us had suspected for some time. It’s not only real, it’s happening quicker than we feared. One of Iceland’s [...]

A Century of Sovereignty: Looking Back

December 1, 1918 Dagurinn. The day. So, read the headline in newspaper Morgunblaðið on December 1, 1918 – the day Iceland gained sovereignty. Despite the importance of the occasion, celebrations [...]

What are Icelanders’ favourite Christmas cookies?

Q: With the holiday season coming up, could you tell me what Icelanders’ favourite Christmas cookie recipe is? — A: Since the 19th century, baking Christmas cookies, jólasmákökur in Icelandic, [...]

In Focus: Wage War

The banking collapse of 2008 took its toll on the Icelandic nation, both financially and emotionally. Icelanders came together in protest, yet perhaps surprisingly, without the leadership of [...]

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