It’s easy enough for most adolescents to feel like a fish out of water at the best of times. But in Iceland, a uniquely solitary country almost equal distance from both London and New York, the sense of isolation and remoteness is arguably stronger than most places in the world. Boys on film: the young lads of...

I’m thrilled to be joining Scandinavia On My Mind today to share my Top 5 Nordic Noir reads. Over on Crime by the Book, I’m constantly on the hunt for the next great Scandinavian crime title to devour – and you can always keep up with my reads with my Nordic Noir reading list. But for now, let’s get to my Top 5. Of...

Summer was in its final stages when my husband, Darrell, and I touched down in Iceland last August, but you’d hardly know it. Cold and raining heavily, I was relieved that I’d packed accordingly: rain gear, hiking boots, coat, warm socks, gloves and lots of long underwear.  Layers are the key to comfortable travel...

It says a lot about Iceland as a country that giving books on Christmas Eve is a long-held tradition. With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of recommended reading for anyone wanting to read more by Icelandic writers. Like any list, this one is neither definitive nor complete, (where are the...

Icelandic-born, New Zealand-based singer-songwriter, Hera, has swapped one island for another. The prolific artist recently took some time out to talk with us about her work, and why it’s the water that inspires her most. You were born in Iceland, how did you end up in New Zealand? I grew up in Iceland, both in...

Australian in Iceland Jonathan Duffy aka Jono is taking both Scandinavia and the world by storm with his comedy. On the back of his work at Eurovision, Jono is now penning a memoir about a life less ordinary. He recently took some time out to talk and make us laugh. You started acting at eight years old. Were you a...

If you are visiting the north side of the country of Iceland and want to do some exploring then Eyjafjardardalur is a place you should definitely have a look at. Last weekend I visited Akureyri, which is located on the north side of the country, around 380 KM from the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, with my family. We...

Australian writer, Hannah Kent, who put Iceland on the shelves of readers around the world with her debut novel, Burial Rites, is releasing a new book in October this year. Set in Ireland, 1825, The Good People also focuses on an outsider: a young boy, Michael, who cannot walk or speak and is rumoured to be a...