Palli Stefánsson

Páll Stefánsson

Editor and Photographer Iceland Review/Atlantica

Photographer Páll Stefánsson was born in Öxarfjarðarhreppur, North Iceland, a stone's throw from the Arctic Circle, on June 7, 1958. He studied photography in the Kingdom of Sweden from '79 to '82 and has since been working at Iceland Review magazine, now as the magazine's editor. 

He has published more than 30 books and done more than 300 magazine covers. He has worked for The New York Times, Geo, UNICEF, Leica Cameras, Condé Nast Traveler, Hasselblad, VW, The Observer, UNESCO and SONY, to name just a few. He has exhibited his work in all continents except Antarctica. 


Another Tourism Record in Iceland

Sixteen thousand more tourists visited Iceland last month than in January 2014, an increase of 34.5 percent. One in three of the 62,700 foreign tourists who visited Iceland in January came from the UK, or 21,686 in total, followed by 9,377 visitors from the U.S., and 3,206 from France.

What? (PS)

By Páll Stefánsson
Sigrún is a genius.

New Eruption Risk Map Published for North Iceland

The limits of the closed-off area around the Holuhraun eruption site have been changed by the police authorities following a new hazard assessment by the Icelandic Met Office for sulfur dioxide (SO2) gas pollution. The red-coded area stretches from Kverkfjöll in the north to Hrossaborg in the...

When to Visit Iceland (PS)

By Páll Stefánsson
If you’re planning a trip to Iceland, here is some good local advice.

Warmer in Iceland than Spain

The temperature in Dalatangi, the easternmost building and weather station in Iceland, was 17.4°C (65°F) yesterday, close to an all-time heat record for Iceland in February. In Madrid, Spain, the temperature was 7°C (44°F), 13°C (55.4ºF) in Benidorm, a popular year-round beach resort, and 0°C (...

Sixty Youngsters Stuck in Bus Overnight

The search and rescue team from Hólmavík in the West Fjords’ Strandir region is helping to transfer 60 teenagers from the high school in Sauðarkrókur to another bus after their coach got stuck on Road 61 last night when the road collapsed on both sides of the vehicle in heavy flooding. The...

Eye Opener (PS)

By Páll Stefánsson
I slept with one eye open.