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. 


Iceland’s Eurovision Participation in Jeopardy?

Iceland’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna in May could be in jeopardy as a result of the ongoing strike in Iceland. District Commissioner lawyers, whose job it is to certify that popular voting for the winner of the national competition, who gets sent to Vienna, has been...

Bad Summer Forecast

This summer in Iceland will be colder than average with a 30-percent chance of a wetter than usual summer, according to meteorologist at the Icelandic Met Office Trausti Jónsson.

Iceland Eruption Trips Popular

Hiking tours to the Holuhraun eruption site this upcoming summer are sold out at two tour operators, Ferðafélag Íslands (the Iceland Touring Association) and Útivist, which have mainly catered to Icelandic tourists. Other companies are also organizing trips to the eruption site ahead of the peak...

Progressive Party Welcomes Global Warming

In a draft resolution to be presented at this weekend’s bi-annual congress of the Progressive Party, which is chaired by Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, global warming is described as bringing “exciting” opportunities.

Strikes and the PM’s Salary

Today is the third day of strikes in Iceland. The Confederation of Labor has asked that ISK 300,000 (EUR 2,050, USD 2,300) be the minimum monthly salary in Iceland.

Two Communities without Road Connections

Two communities are currently without road connections with the rest of Iceland, the rural Árneshreppur in Strandir region in the West Fjords and the hamlet in Mjóifjörður fjord, between Seyðisfjörður and Norðfjörður in the East Fjords.

Iceland Way below UN Development Aid Target

Iceland allocated 0.21 percent of its GNI to development aid in 2014, which is way below the United Nations target of 0.7 percent. Iceland’s contribution to official development assistance (ODA) remained unchanged from the year prior, the OECD reports.

Leifurland (PS)

By Páll Stefánsson
A celebration will be held on Austurvöllur in Reykjavík and George Street in St. John’s Newfoundland, today.