The August-September issue of Iceland Review is out. Headlined ‘In Bloom,’ the magazine covers the healing power of Icelandic herbs and flowers in a feature by Zoë Robert and photographer Áslaug Snorradóttir.
This exciting issue also highlights search and rescue through the amazing story of Maylis Lasserre, a young woman trapped in the Icelandic mountains for 38 hours, and the island communities of Grímsey and Vestmannaeyjar in features by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.
Among other sporting events and cultural happenings, Páll Stefánsson covers Aðalheiður S. Eysteinsdóttir’s exhibitions of wooden sculptures of sheep and people in Akureyri and handballer Ólafur Stefánsson, whom Icelanders celebrated as their ultimate handball hero at his last game for the national team in June.
Historian Guðni Th. Jóhannesson discusses the highs and lows of Icelandic-U.S. relations of the past centuries and Lowana Veal joins the heated debate on whether Icelandic geothermal power plants are as sustainable as maintained.
Also in this issue is a tribute to the first commercially successful photographer in Iceland, Sigfús Eymundsson (1837-1911), pictures that sum up the talent of photographer and graphic designer Hörður Sveinsson and Páll Stefánsson’s landscape series of the 24-hour daylight in different parts of the country.
Last but not least is an extensive travel supplement, giving readers a good reason to visit every corner of the country.
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