View on Iceland: Airwaves, Boom and Stagnation

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Once you finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

1. ‘Iceland Airwaves 2016: 10 Best Things We Saw’ – Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone looks back at the recent 2016 Iceland Airwaves music festive – “a vigorous extension of the festival’s usual creative and patriotic idealism” – and takes readers through an overview of their personal highlights.

Read Iceland Airwaves 2016: 10 Best Things We Saw, by David Fricke

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2. ‘Secret to Iceland’s Tourism Boom?’ – The New York Times

Is a mammoth financial implosion, followed by an enormous volcanic explosion, the secret to Iceland’s current tourism boom? Whatever the reason, the tourism sector is a source of both economic prosperity and uneasiness about the future...

Read Secret to Iceland’s Tourism Boom? A Financial Crash and a Volcanic Eruption, by Kimiko de Freytas-Tamura

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3. ‘Iceland does not face another bust, but its economy looks lopsided’ – The Telegraph

“Good times are rolling again in Iceland, but some fret that Iceland’s economic stability is, again, built on molten lava,” writes The Economist. What problems till remain for the Icelandic economy and what are the challenges ahead?

Read Iceland does not face another bust, but its economy looks lopsided

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Check in next week for more Iceland Monitor picks from online media. If you find any interesting articles or opinion pieces on Iceland that you think might be right for View on Iceland, please let us know at icelandmonitor@mbl.is.

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