The Nordic Initiative that the World Doesn’t Want or Need

The Nordic Initiative that the World Doesn’t Want or Need

by Björn Lomborg

Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson will join his counterparts from Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden in Bergen on Tuesday to present a common approach on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Unfortunately, the prime ministers have their priorities backward.

Human biology in a digital frontier

Human biology in a digital frontier

by Bala Kamallakaran

As much as I believe we are in good hands, we have tools and technology at our disposal that should give us more actionable data so we are empowered in our own health.

Juelsminde Havn & Marina Denmark 2016

What it means to visit back home

by María Erian Guðmundsdóttir

Like the many Icelanders who decided to leave Iceland to try to live elsewhere, most of us to pursue our studies or to find work, returning home even for a short stay is almost always a cause for a joyous occasion.

Hundreds of volunteers have participated in the search of the missing Birna Brjánsdóttir.

Unity and agony

by Sóley Björk Guðmundsdóttir

Iceland was united when supporting the National Football Team at the EURO 2016. Now it is united again for a very different reason. A young girl is missing and the nation is screaming internally. No one is left untouched.

Bloody tourists!

by Dr. Gunni

The rise in tourism is not so bad after all, writes Icelandic musician, journalist and author Gunnar Hjálmarsson, otherwise known as Dr.Gunni.

The value of network in scaling a startup

The value of network in scaling a startup

by Paula Gould

Ten things every startup in Iceland should do to build their network

Bursting icy bubbles: Medieval Iceland and contemporary myths

Bursting icy bubbles: Medieval Iceland and contemporary myths

by Roberto Pagani

The number of people that every year is coming to Iceland is only increasing. Many of these people are carrying, along with their luggage, a number of popular ideas concerning this country’s culture which, to a close inspection, turn out to be inaccurate or simply false.

The crowd erupted when Iceland secured victory over Austria with a goal on the 94th minute.

Football ecstasy in Iceland

by Sóley Björk Guðmundsdóttir

Iceland is participating in EURO 2016. Being the smallest nation ever to participate, the Icelandic nation is ecstatic. As I walked out of my house, heading downtown to watch the Iceland-Austria match I heard a group of men singing the unofficial anthem of the national football team. It was on.

Þetta reddast! Oh. Great. Thanks.

Þetta reddast! Oh. Great. Thanks.

by Charles Gittins

Þetta reddast, the quintessentially Icelandic phrase that every expat and most visitors to the country will have come across, is often translated as ‘don’t worry, everything will be fine’. At its best, it does indeed mean that – it is a cheery, optimistic invitation to throw off the worries of life.

The ice-cream wars

The ice-cream wars

by Charles Gittins

A month ago, a colleague of mine celebrated their birthday and brought some ice-cream into work for us all to enjoy. And jolly nice ice-cream it was too.

Disorientated by Iceland

Disorientated by Iceland

by Charles Gittins

Icelandic is a relatively easy language for native speakers of English (like me) to learn. No, really, it is. Save for a few special characters, there is no new alphabet to learn.

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María Erian Guðmundsdóttir

What it means to visit back home

by María Erian Guðmundsdóttir

Sóley Björk Guðmundsdóttir

Iceland’s love affair with liquorice

by Sóley Björk Guðmundsdóttir

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Unity and agony

by Sóley Björk Guðmundsdóttir

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