View on Iceland: John Grant, Equality and Elves

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Styrmir Kári

Once you’ve 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. ‘John Grant on why Reykjavik is his safe space’ – BBC Radio

A radio broadcast (04:24) by legendary American singer-songwriter John Grant about his love affair with the Icelandic capital – what took him there, why he feels welcome and safe there, and why is it now the place he calls home.

Read John Grant on why Reykjavik is his safe space

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Eggert Jóhannesson

2. ‘Iceland: Top for equality but still 'needs to do more'’ – BBC

The BBC’s Colletta Smith travels to Iceland to find out why the country is considered the best place to live and work as a woman. The piece looks at the historical journey of women in Iceland – from the Vikings to the present day – and the challenges ahead.

Read Iceland: Top for equality but still 'needs to do more', by Colletta Smith

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Golli

3. ‘Why over half of Iceland believe in 'the hidden people'’ – BBC Radio

The eternal question ‘Do Icelanders really believe in elves?’ is looked into in this BBC Radio interview with Professor of Folkloristics at the University of Iceland Terry Gunnell. Who are the ‘hidden people’ and how to real people react and related to them?

Read Why over half of Iceland believe in 'the hidden people'

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Rax

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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