The first issue of the print edition of Iceland Review 2009 has been released. This time the theme is “Escaping Reykjavík – Iceland Goes Back to Basics” and features, among other articles, extensive coverage of a remote village in northeast Iceland.
Thórshöfn on Langanes peninsula (pop. around 500) could become the center of search for oil in the Dragon Zone off Iceland’s northeastern coast. Editor Bjarni Brynjólfsson talks with the inhabitants and photographer Páll Stefánsson documents the region in his amazing winter landscape series.
Furthermore, this issue includes an interview with television presenter Egill Helgason, who discusses the economic collapse and Icelandic literature, articles on changes to the Nordic House in Reykjavík, a new bird museum near Mývatn, established and young musicians and adventure tours around Iceland.
As always, this issue contains the main news stories from the last quarter and, as in the case of the 2008 winter issue, a timeline of the development of economics and politics in recent months.