Petra Hucke

Petra Hucke

Edward Hancox

Edward Hancox

Marín Rós Tumadóttir

Marín Rós Tumadóttir

A church in Rauðasandur

Half of Icelanders Hold Religious Beliefs

Roughly 50 percent of Icelanders hold religious beliefs, according to a new Gallup poll. Fifty-one percent of respondents said they considered themselves to be believers, while 30 percent said they were not believers, and 14 percent called themselves atheists. The remainder did not take sides....

Akureyri, North Iceland

North Iceland Town to Welcome Refugees

The North Iceland municipality of Akureyri has applauded the decision by the Icelandic government to accept 50 refugees over the next two years. The municipality says it is more than willing to resettle refugees in the municipality and help provide them with new opportunities and a better...

New Beginnings

By Zoë Robert
Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson of Retro Stefson recently released his debut solo EP. Zoë Robert asked the 24-year-old musician ten questions about this new chapter in his career.

Good Cop, Bad Cop

By Zoë Robert
On the successes, failures and ongoing challenges of the police in Iceland.

Empowering the Women of the World

Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir spent 28 years in politics before taking up a role with UN Women in Kabul, Afghanistan. She now heads the organization’s newly-established Europe and Central Asia office in Istanbul, Turkey.

Sharing the Light

By Zoë Robert
Danish-Icelandic artist Ólafur Elíasson’s latest project is helping to bring sustainable energy to the 1.2 billion people around the world without electricity.

Harvesting Sunshine

In South Iceland lie two organic communities focusing on the growth and development of man and nature, teaching others that thriving independently is possible. Iceland Review visits Skaftholt and Sólheimar—both nominees for the 2014 Nordic Council Nature and Environment Prize—in late summer.
Intercultural Day Reykjavík 2013

New Icelanders

By Zoë Robert
Once one of the least diversified countries in Europe, immigrants now make up 8 percent of Iceland’s population.