Last week saw four new releases of new issues by Heimur, the Iceland Review publishing house: the second IR Street Edition, the monthly guide What’s On in Reykjavík, the annual Issues and Images, published for Promote Iceland, and the August-September issue of Iceland Review & Atlantica.
Packed with different stories, Iceland Review covers a new book by photographer RAX, a result of his decades of travels with sheep herders in the highlands, and young soccer star Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson, who has been recruited by English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.
The magazine also features Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, the five-time president, innovative salt makers in the West Fjords, artist and performer Ragnar Kjartansson, the many sounds of the Icelandic music scene, local beer and food.
Heroines of the past and present are included and Iceland Review asks volcanologist Haraldur Sigurðsson about the risk of lava flowing into Reykjavík and archaeologist Orri Vésteinsson whatever happened to the Icelandic settlers in Greenland.
The cover story of IR Street Edition concerns the hazardous volcano Katla, on which scientists are keeping a close eye, Issues and Images covers the frontrunners in business, tourism and the arts and What’s On the hottest events in the capital this month, including Reykjavík Gay Pride and Culture Night.