The Lioness

By Mica Allan
Ever since Auður Guðjónsdóttir’s daughter was left paraplegic 25 years ago, Auður has fought to improve spinal cord injury treatment. Mica Allan recounts her story.

Sharing the Light

By Zoë Robert
Danish-Icelandic artist Ólafur Elíasson’s latest project is helping to bring sustainable energy to the 1.2 billion people around the world without electricity.
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Healing Waters

Utilizing codfish harvested from the North Atlantic Ocean in a groundbreaking manner, innovative company Kerecis is an emerging leader in the global medical industry.


Þorsteinn B. Friðriksson reveals to Páll Stefánsson the secret behind his new app QuizUp, which has taken the world by hurricane.

Aladdin’s Cave

Mica Allan visits the charming little shop and café Systrasamlagiðin Seltjarnarnes, carrying ethically-sourced products from around the world.

No Sombreros at Serrano

Entrepreneur Emil Helgi Lárusson explains why the love for his U.S.-Mexican-inspired healthy fast food is spreading in Iceland and beyond.

Something’s Brewing

At the farm Útvík in North Iceland’s Skagafjörður, production of milk and beer goes hand in hand. Zoë Robert explores.

The Fish Monger

Fifteen-year-old businessman Starri Steindórsson explains how he arranges for fish to be home delivered in Hong Kong while living in a high school dorm in North Iceland.

Beaches of Bounty

Zoë Robert and Áslaug Snorradóttir explore the many different uses of seaweed.

25 Q for Jóhanna María

The youngest parliamentarian in Icelandic history answers Iceland Review ’s questions.

Young Guns

Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir interviews new Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson.

Nurturing Your Own Nature

Fida Abu Libdeh moved to Iceland from East Jerusalem at 16, made her way through the Icelandic education system and now runs a promising startup company.

In the Dragon’s Den

Zoë Robert investigates Iceland’s black gold rush.

The JÖR Factor

Already at 25, fashion designer Guðmundur Jörundsson has made a name for himself in the Icelandic fashion industry. Now he’s looking towards foreign markets.

Staying Alive

At the end of its four-year term, Minister of Industries Steingrímur J. Sigfússon discusses with Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir the government’s successes, disappointments and his concerns for the future.

Leaders of Tomorrow

Meet the young leaders of Iceland’s largest political parties, all striving for victory in the April 27 general election.

Her Time is Up

After 35 years in parliament, Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is stepping down. As Jóhanna looks back on her career, the people who know her best reveal to Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir what she is like as a politician.

Cover Story

Iceland Review celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Co-founder and editor Haraldur J. Hamar discusses the magazine’s origins and praises its first designer, Gísli B. Björnsson.

Have a Little Faith in Me

Icelanders will go to the polls in April 2013. But can politicians reclaim the trust of voters by then?

The Bumpy Road to Europe

Jóhannes Benediktsson discusses the pros and cons of joining the European Union.

Feature of the Week: Virgin Salt Makers

Fresh out of school, three Icelandic pioneers have embarked on eco-friendly salt-making in a rural community deep in the heart of the West Fjords. Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir went to pay them a visit.

Feature of the Week: The Five-Time President

Following the most heated and controversial presidential election in the country’s history, for a record fifth consecutive term, the Republic of Iceland chooses the same president.

Feature of the Week: Making a Difference

Despite being a small country that has recently undergone a financial collapse, Iceland still has the will and ability to contribute to creating a better world. At the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ásta Andrésdóttir met with María Erla Marelsdóttir, Director General at the Directorate for...

Feature of the Week: Living With the Króna

Sometimes it happens that when people are taken hostage they suddenly start loving their captors. This famous reaction, usually referred to as the Stockholm syndrome, seems to occur regardless of the victim’s intelligence or education. The Icelandic nation has now been held hostage for almost four...

Feature of the Week: The Teacher in the Treasury

Being Iceland’s Minister of Finance is a very busy and wide-ranging task as all State government matters land on their desk. Last January, Oddný G. Harðardóttir took on that role. A newcomer in the field, this former teacher has been climbing the ranks of Icelandic politics at remarkable speed.