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Black Sands review – a slow, meaty helping of Nordic noir
A body on the beach, a police protagonist with personal issues and an eye for knitwear … UKTV’s Icelandic import is dark, matter of fact and a little bit meta

Rebecca Nicholson

06, Nov, 2022 @11:10 PM

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‘It’s a therapeutic genre for me’: Iceland’s PM releases debut crime novel
Katrín Jakobsdóttir joins long list of fiction-writing politicians with book that came together during Covid pandemic

Jon Henley

28, Oct, 2022 @2:37 PM

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Atlantic overfishing was already a problem. Then Brexit happened
An investigation by the Guardian, NDR, WDR and Süddeutsche Zeitung shows fish stocks being depleted in the north-east Atlantic – because there’s no system to agree on quotas

Regin Winther Poulsen and Agostino Petroni

26, Oct, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Top 10 nature memoirs | Sarah Thomas
Moving on from writing that holds the natural world at arm’s length, authors have begun using intimate life to show nature as a protagonist in itself

Sarah Thomas

28, Sep, 2022 @9:40 AM

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‘I got really grounded and loved it’: how grief, going home and gabber built Björk’s new album
For Björk’s 10th album, an unexpectedly happy lockdown in Reykjavík, her mother’s death and her youngest child leaving the nest pushed her to consider her roots. ‘I’m a homebody,’ she concluded – as long as the local swimming pool is open

Chal Ravens

19, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Cop Secret review – Reykjavík’s answer to Hot Fuzz in action flick sendup
Former footballer Hannes Þór Halldórsson makes his film debut with a goofy comedy about a knucklehead cop afraid to come out as gay

Cath Clarke

17, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Iceland urged to ban ‘blood farms’ that extract hormone from pregnant horses
EU concern over ‘cruel’ practice of taking blood from mares to create hormone products that increase reproduction in farmed animals

Abby Young-Powell, in Reykjavik

16, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The safest place in the world to be a woman? Try telling that to these Icelandic campaigners
Footballers, TV stars and politicians accused of sexual harassment by #MeToo-inspired movement

Abby Young-Powell

03, Apr, 2022 @6:45 AM

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‘Meet us, don’t eat us’: Iceland turns from whale eaters to whale watchers
The country’s plan to end commercial whaling is driven by falling demand but also a 15-year-long campaign aimed at their biggest consumers of whale meat – tourists

Abby Young-Powell in Faxaflói Bay, Iceland

28, Mar, 2022 @6:45 AM

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Skateboarder and social media star Josh Neuman, 22, dies in Iceland plane crash
Bodies of Neuman, pilot of Cessna 172 and two other passengers discovered in lake using remote submarine and sonar

Staff and agencies

08, Feb, 2022 @1:28 PM

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Nara Walker: the Australian woman suing Iceland
Walker was convicted of assaulting her ex-husband in Reykjavík in 2017. Now she and eight other women are taking Iceland to court claiming human rights violations

Maddison Connaughton

28, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Woman self-isolates in plane toilet for five hours after Covid-positive test mid-flight
Marisa Fotieo says she was supplied with food and drinks in cubicle after throat began to hurt during flight from US to Iceland

Samantha Lock

31, Dec, 2021 @3:24 AM

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