The August-September issue of Iceland Review magazine is just out. On the cover is the stunning Dynjandi waterfall in the West Fjords with the issue featuring a landscape photograph series from the region by the magazine’s editor and photographer Páll Stefánsson. Staying in the region, we venture up to the remote and long-abandoned Hornstrandir area, finding out why people choose to spend their summers there. We also dig into the depths of history back to the early 17th century when 31 Basque whalers were brutally murdered on the West Fjords’ island of Æðey.
Also in this issue, we speak with acclaimed film director Baltasar Kormákur about his career and upcoming movie Everest, which will open the 2015 Venice Film Festival. We also chat with Dr. Guðrún Pétursdóttir, director of the University of Iceland’s Sustainability Studies, about efforts towards a more sustainable future.
We head to another abandoned community, North Iceland’s Flatey island, spend time in Reykjavík’s Laugardalur valley at the second Secret Solstice music festival and the 16th Games of the Small States of Europe, dine at Minilik, a South Iceland countryside restaurant serving Ethiopian culinary creations. We also take a look at the government’s achievements and mishaps half-way through its tern.
In our special supplement, we cover some of the highlights of the upcoming 2015 Vestnorden Travel Mart and the hottest tours and destinations in Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
All this and more in the new issue of Iceland Review.
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