Multidisciplinary Visual Artist Laura Durban Brings Her Magic to Iceland

It’s just another grey morning in Reykjavik and one cannot help feeling a little low, maybe even anxious. It is an emotion that, along with the feeling of sadness or pain, we humans often try to reject. Feeling happy is seen as being the norm. But how can light exist without creating shadow? Continue reading Multidisciplinary Visual Artist Laura Durban Brings Her Magic to Iceland

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Israel’s Flytrex Set To Supply Half Of Reykjavik With Food By Drone

The Israeli technology firm Flytrex, which is using drones to deliver sushi, hamburgers and beer to hungry Icelanders, said it is expanding its supply routes in the capital Reykjavik to a total of 13, from one. This will allow the Tel Aviv-based startup to service almost half of the Icelandic city with its autonomous on-demand urban drone delivery service, the firm said on Tuesday. Continue reading Israel’s Flytrex Set To Supply Half Of Reykjavik With Food By Drone

A Music Festival in Iceland Somehow Managed to Book a Lineup That’s 50 Percent Women

In February, the heads of 109 music festivals and conferences promised to develop and maintain a 50/50 gender balance on their lineups by 2022. Why would this take four years to realize? Good question. There’s one festival that’s ahead of the curve, though: Iceland Airwaves, which will feature a lineup of 50 percent women. Continue reading A Music Festival in Iceland Somehow Managed to Book a Lineup That’s 50 Percent Women

The Best of this Year’s Secret Solstice Festival in Iceland

We’re going to be upfront with you right from the off: if you’re looking for pearly white beaches and blistering hot sun, you might want to look elsewhere. Even slap bang in the middle of summer, Icelandic temperatures struggled to surpass the 20°C mark. If, however, you’re looking for breathtaking scenery, including glaciers and frozen lava tunnels, then you’re in absolutely the right place. Much of the northern European country was sculpted from a mixture of ice and volcanic rock, creating a landscape unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Continue reading The Best of this Year’s Secret Solstice Festival in Iceland

Literature, Norway, Iceland Offer Students ‘Incredible Experience’

Notable literature and a study-abroad course took 20 students in Creative Writing 395 — “Norwegian Literature From Trolls to Thor, Ibsen and Noir” — through remarkable reads and stunning sights in Norway and Iceland.  Continue reading Literature, Norway, Iceland Offer Students ‘Incredible Experience’