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The Summer Issue of Iceland Review Has Arrived

The mid-summer’s breeze has blown in this year’s second issue of Iceland Review with a picture of an idyllic little island bathed in the midnight sun on the cover, across which these words are scribbled: “No One Can Hear You Scream…”

“…Crime Fiction in Iceland.” New IR scribe Tobias Munthe takes a stab at the cover story for his debut, featuring the history and development of thriller novels in Iceland, discussing this form of literature with some of Iceland’s leading crime writers.

Jonas Moody catches a glimpse of his future through deCODE Genetic’s new genomic profiling service deCODEme while tracing the history of genealogy in Iceland back to the settlers, and then discussing how that history has helped develop the genealogy research of today.

Eliza Reid becomes a Snaefell fan while watching a fateful basketball game in Stykkishólmur along with most of the town’s inhabitants. She reports on her experience of the game in her feature “Hoop Dreams under the Glacier.”

Freelancer Robert Jackson visits Bustarfell in east Iceland, which has been farmed by the same family for 500 years. The old Bustarfell turf farm has been turned into a museum. In his article, Jackson discusses the past, present and uncertain future of farming in Iceland.

Interviewees include “Queen of the Horse Carnival” Jóna Fanney Fridriksdóttir, business pioneer Halla Tómasdóttir and internationally-established fashion designer Steinunn Sigurdardóttir.

Also in this issue, the best of Icelandic music and comedy, when the earth moved and the not-to-be-missed photo spread of Iceland’s best-hidden treasures by IR’s photographer Páll Stefánsson.

Discover Iceland through the magazine which has reported on the country’s woes and wonders for 45 years. Click here to look at a selection of pages from the new issue and here to subscribe to the magazine. (New subscribers receive the highland guidebook Adventure in Iceland as a gift).

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