Reykjavík Catwalk: A Brief History Of Cats In Iceland

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You see these cats on these streets? Of course you do. Reykjavik has all the cats. There are so many…

Speaking To The Dead

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“Those the gods love the most, die the youngest. These are the words that come to mind when I think…

Don’t Ask Nanna: About Weird Icelandic Names

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Dear Nanna, What’s the weirdest Icelandic name? James Dear James, James? Your name is James? Hahaha, what kind of name…

Don’t Ask Nanna: About The Elections

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Hi Nanna, Why do Icelanders keep voting the Independence Party into power? Curious George Hi Curious George, Because as yet,…

Iceland Facebook Groups: Kettir á Facebook

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Officially called, “Kettir á Facebook, aðdáendur katta og allir dýravinir (KAFAKAD)”or “Cats on Facebook, cat admirers and all animal friends”this…

Don’t Ask Nanna: About Veganism

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Dear Nanna, I’m in the throws of planning a trip to Iceland but I may have a problem after seeing…

Don’t Ask Nanna: About Restaurant Etiquette

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Hi Nanna, OK, I was out with friends for dinner at Gandhi and while we were eating I put on…

Don’t Ask Nanna: About Restaurant Etiquette

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Hi Nanna, OK, I was out with friends for dinner at Gandhi and while we eating I put on my…

Don’t Ask Nanna: About Feminist Buses

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Hi Nanna, I’m curious to know your opinion on the decorated buses I’ve seen in town. Someone told me that…

A Short History Of Iceland’s Greatest Smitings

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The masses may live under the illusion that the Icelandic National Team has been defeated in the UEFA Women’s EURO…

Could Neo Nazis Stop Using Our Sacred Cultural Symbols, Please?

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There are few people easier to despise than Neo-Nazis. They are the actual worst. The hateful, rabid, spitting pond scum…

Don’t Ask Nanna: About The Heatwave

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Hey Nanna, I planned a holiday in ICEland to get AWAY from hot weather and now I’ve read there’s going…

VIDEO: Understand Icelandic In 3 Words

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If you find it too tedious and time consuming to actually learn Icelandic, consider watching this video where we teach…

Don’t Ask Nanna: About Tourist Kitsch

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We said not to ask… but you did anyway. Here’s some more useful information from our reluctant advice columnist Nanna…

Don’t Ask Nanna: About Ravens

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Hey Nanna I loved your article on April 14 sharing with your loyal readers the story of the raven cam…

90,000 Guns But No Gun-Related Crimes

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In March, an overzealous gun owner shot a few rounds into the air in Kópavogur, a suburb of Reykjavík. He’d…

Don’t Ask Nanna: About The Mountain

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Dear Nanna, I read an article in Iceland Magazine and Fréttablaðið about how the police just responded to the third…

Fair Pay, Fair Play: Closing The Gender Wage Gap In Iceland

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I can’t remember when I became aware of the gender pay gap. I can’t remember my mum ever patting me…

Meme Magic: The Icelandic Alt Reality

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You may have seen these memes on your social media. They populate newsfeeds now and then when people from other…

VIDEO: How To Speak With An Icelandic Accent

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Ever wanted to convince someone you’re Icelandic without putting in the work to learn the language? Consider checking out this…

Don’t Ask Nanna: About Your Frenemy

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Hi Nanna, Serious question here, sorry. I have this friend, we used to be very close when we were teenagers….

Don’t Ask Nanna: To Say Nice Things About Iceland

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Nanna, You’re always shitting on Iceland, can’t you say something nice about it for a change? Posi-Guy Hey Posi-Guy, Let…

Ask a… Sociologist! Why Are Icelanders Obsessed With Crime Literature?

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Q: Why in a country with so little crime are Icelanders obsessed with crime literature? A: “We here in the…

Don’t Ask Nanna: About Fisherman’s Fat

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Hi Nanna, While visiting the the Maritime Museum in Bolungarvík I learned that in the olden days Icelandic Fishermen used…