The forth issue of Issues and Images (I&I) in 2007 was published around Christmas. The publication is a joint effort by Heimur (Iceland Review’s publisher) and the Icelandic Trade Council. It offers all the latest information about Iceland and is free of charge.
The magazine contains numerous articles about recent events, the Icelandic culture and society with headlines such as “Children Receive Icelandic Language Award,” “Parents Sweeps Edda Awards” and “A Young Doctor Becomes Mayor of Reykjavík.”
This latest issue of I&I and also brings you a feature about the northern town of Akureyri that sits on the shores of Iceland’s longest fjord, Eyjafjördur.
Samherji, based in Akureyri, is one of Iceland’s leading fishing companies. The story of its ascent reads almost like a fairy tale. I&I will also tell you the tale of Vesturport, an innovative company of Icelandic theater and film artists.
Another company featured in the magazine is ORF Genetics, which uses greenhouses in a new and unique way. One of the things that foreigners notice about Iceland is its effective use of geothermal energy for heating houses and producing electricity.
I&I argues “Why Iceland is a Good Location for Your Company” and tells you all about Diddú, one of the most popular Icelandic singers. If you mention her name, a smile will appear on almost every Icelander’s face and they will immediately begin recounting their fond memories of this beloved singer.
As life in the West Fjords has always revolved around fish, it is unsurprising that a museum entirely dedicated to fish and fisheries exists in the region. I&I portrays this interesting museum.
Birgir Leifur Hafthórsson has been among the best Icelandic golfers for years. In 2006 he finally qualified for the European Tour. In I&I, he discusses his passion for golf.
Last but not least, I&I offers you a profile of Andri Már Ingólfsson, the owner and operator of Primera Travel Group, the third-largest travel agency in the Nordic countries. He was elected Businessman of the Year 2007 by business magazine Frjáls verslun.
Click here to download your free copy of Issues and Images No. 4, 2007.