Hestar is a rather unusual book, which recently entered Icelandic bookstores.
In days of yore, the ‘Land of Ice and Fire’ was famous not merely for cod fishery, but also as the cradle of the gyrfalcon, the legendary raptor.
In Reykjavík Walks , Icelandic historian Guðjón Friðriksson guides you around the streets of downtown Reykjavík.
The trilingual book Vatnagarpar (‘Water Heroes’) by Jens Einarsson documents the journey of eight riders and their horses in words and photos, crossing 17 glacial rivers while following in the footsteps of Icelandic mailmen of times past.
Former Reykjavík mayor, Jón Gnarr, gives a candid inside look into his personal and political life in his memoir.
A teenage Hannah Kent first visited Iceland on a Rotary Exchange. It must have had a profound effect on her, as some years later she has written this curious and enchanting book set in North Iceland in 1829.
From accordion kings to Ásgeir, by way of Icelandic Beatles and sweaty ‘Sveitaballs,’ Dr. Gunni guides us through the story of Icelandic pop.
The Creator is a unique story with traces of dark humor.
In Strange Shores by celebrated Icelandic crime writer Arnaldur Indriðason, Detective Erlendur returns to the stage after being missing absent from the two books preceding it. With his infamous stubbornness and resourcefulness when it comes to unsolved mysteries, Erlendur does not disappoint. In...
Edward Hancox describes his love affair for Iceland in his comical debut, uncovering many secrets about the country your guidebook won’t tell you.
The Flatey Enigma by Viktor Arnar Ingólfsson is set on Flatey island in 1960, featuring a mysterious death, puzzling riddles and the famous Flatey Book . A successful combination of a suspense story and historical novel, with anecdotes of a quirky island community and Icelandic sagas thrown into...
An introduction into the marvelous ingredients of North Iceland’s Skagafjörður region.
A refreshingly honest view of Iceland decorated with funny and inventive fiction-facts and stories that just happened to crack me up.
Unraveled , a story about a woman whose life falls apart in the wake of the 2008 banking crisis.
Writer Snæfríður Ingadóttir and photographer Þorvaldur Örn Kristmundsson have put together three innovative guidebooks.
Bloodhoof by Gerður Kristný is based on the ancient Norse poem Skírnismál , a love story between Freyr, the god of fertility, and Gerður, a giant maiden. However, Gerður Kristný turns the legend upside-down in giving the giantess a voice and changing a romantic story into one of abuse.
Cycling the magnificent West Fjords.
Icelandic Poetry (c.870-2007) in translations of Bernard Scudder is finally out.
In sci-fi novel LoveStar , Andri Snær Magnason shares with us his laugh-out-loud funny, yet thought-provoking view of the future. A mad scientist by the name of LoveStar builds his business empire on marketing love and death. People are happy to have their lives dictated by science until one love-...