Palli Stefánsson

Páll Stefánsson

Editor and Photographer Iceland Review/Atlantica
ps(at)icelandreview.com

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. 

 

A graph showing the SO2 pollution levels at Lake Mývatn on October 1, 2014.

Very High SO2 Pollution in Northeast Iceland

Very high sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution from the eruption in Holuhraun has been detected by Lake Mývatn in Northeast Iceland since late last night, with levels shooting up to as much as 6,000 μg/m3 at the Reykjahlíð school.

WOW Adds Three New Destinations

WOW Air will add three new destinations to its flight schedule next summer, Dublin, Billund and Rome. Flights to Dublin will operate all year round while flights to Billund and Rome will run during the summer only.
Hlemmur bus station

Nine Hundred Hotels Rooms at Hlemmur

Five-hundred-and-ninety hotel rooms are set to be built at Hlemmur square in Reykjavík, located just east of the city center, taking the total number of hotel rooms in the square to 900 as of next June.

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By Páll Stefánsson
If Iceland had…
Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson at the United Nations in New York

Iceland and Suriname to Discuss Violence against Women

Iceland’s Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson announced during a speech before the United Nations in New York yesterday that Iceland and Suriname, South America, will convene a “Barbershop” conference in January 2015 where men will discuss gender equality with other men, with a special focus on...
Holuhraun new lava river

New Lava Area Continues to Grow

Since Friday, a new lava river has emerged at the Holuhraun eruption site, flowing 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the craters. As a result the area covered by lava is 2 sq km larger.
Evacuating the eruption site due to high pollution levels

Lava Flows over F910

The new lava at the Holuhraun eruption site has in several places crawled over the only road to the site, road F910.
sulfur dioxide pollution from Holuhraun eruption in Fáskrúðsfjörður, East Iceland, September 10, 2014

Holuhraun Emitting More SO2 Pollution than All of Europe

The sulfur dioxide (SO2) emitted from the Holuhraun eruption has reached up to 60,000 tons per day and averaged close to 20,000 tons since it began. For comparison, all the SO2 pollution in Europe, from industries, energy production, traffic and house heating, etc., amounts to 14,000 tons per day.

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