The May/June issue of Iceland Review is out. A record 144 pages, this issue is a bundle of joy, full of interesting articles, interviews and intriguing information.
As always, there are countless quality photos: landscape to admire, faces to watch, and food to desire.
We also go behind the scenes of the Panama Papers interview that led to the demise of Iceland’s prime minister. We attempt to record the unbelievable events that took place in Iceland in April, culminating in the stepping down of our prime minister and the decision of our president to reverse his decision not to run for office, (which, incidentally, since the publication of the issue has been reversed again).
The issue also includes a report on some of the dangers travelers face on this island of ours, with its wild nature and unpredictable weather and waves, as well as plans of action by authorities to increase safety.
For those interested in the health of the nation, our report on the state of the country’s healthcare and national hospital, whose health, sadly, has been deteriorating for many years, should be of interest.
Artistic minds will also find plenty to feast on in this issue: there is the tale of the teller who broke out of a bank to embrace creativity in clay, eventually becoming a successful ceramicist. Then there are the rising stars of music: lead singer of the blues/rock/folk band Kaleo tells us of the band’s road to recognition in the US, and a young female pop star, Glowie, talks about her musical interests.
We also feature an interview with the director of ‘Rams’ (‘Hrútar’), the award-winning film about two brothers as stubborn as their own sheep, as well as an account of artist Finnbogi Pétursson’s exhibition, which is making waves in downtown Reykjavík.
Also making waves is the practice of floating in Iceland’s thermal pools, with benefits like physical relaxation and mental calmness. For history buffs, there are photos from a century past, and for the gourmet, images of food that’s a feast for the eyes.
The issue includes a special supplement on Iceland’s swimming pools, handy to have when traveling around the country. Another supplement geared towards the horse enthusiast tells you all you need to know about the Icelandic horse, places offering riding tours and the all-important National Icelandic Horse Competition. And, finally, if you’re seeking a luxurious travel experience, there is a whole supplement written just for you.
In sum, our advice to you: don’t go home without a copy! The issue is on its way to subscribers now. Visitors to Iceland can pick up a free copy at Keflavík International Airport and various tourist destinations around Iceland.
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