The May/June issue of Iceland Review is out, filled with interesting articles, interviews and colorful photos. As the issue is published, the staff of Iceland Review moves to the office of MD Reykjavík, the magazine’s new publisher, at Laugavegur 3, in the heart of downtown Reykjavík.
The issue features an interview with Iceland’s First Lady Eliza Reid about the Iceland Writers Retreat, which she co-founded. You’ll also learn about how the role of the first lady of Iceland has changed over the years.
There’s an interview with the first photographer to be awarded the Icelandic Literary Award in the category of non-fiction. RAX’s black and white photographs document the lives of hunters, fishermen and farmers in Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
Director of the award-winning film Heartstone, Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, discusses his film and his long road to success.
You’ll even learn about the woman who chose farm over fashion and fought the power company that planned to flood her farmland.
There’s also an interview with the first Icelander to win a Sony World Photography award, Christina Simons, a documentary photographer living in Australia.
As always, editor and photographer Páll Stefánsson’s landscape series fill the issue with color and stunning pictures of places you may never have seen before. You’ll see how surprisingly green Iceland can be and discover places where driftwood comes to shore.
The beloved Mývatn lake, a nature reserve in Northeast Iceland, faces a serious threat of pollution, aggravated by how many tourists it attracts. Iceland Review’s in-depth coverage takes a close look below the surface.
The issue brings you news of a new cultural palace in Reykjavík, as well as the latest in fashion and textile. You’ll even learn about the first Icelandic restaurant to receive a Michelin Star.
For the adventure seeker, there’s a supplement featuring a number of companies specializing in making your visit to Iceland a true adventure. Swimmers can rejoice, for the issue brings them an indispensable guide to swimming pools all across the country.
This and much more awaits you in the new issue of Iceland Review, coming to your mailbox soon if you are a subscriber. Visitors to Iceland can pick up a free copy at Keflavík International Airport and at various tourist destinations around the country. You can order a subscription here.