View on Iceland: Presidents, Greenland and Euro 2016

Photo: Ragnar Axelsson

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’s Historic Candidate’ – The New Yorker 

Adam Gopnik takes a thoughful look at Iceland’s President elect Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and Icelandic society, touching upon coffee, the Cod Wars, Brexit and Iceland’s success at the Euro 2016 finals.

Read Iceland's Historic Candidate, How a scholar of the nation's Presidency swiftly became its Presidential front-runner, by Adam Gopnik

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Eggert Jóhannesson

2. ‘Is Iceland Really Green and Greenland Really Icy?’ – National Geographic

An amusing read on how Iceland and Greenland came to get their curious names, the history behind the apparent mismatch, and how climate change may be about to switch things again.

Read Is Iceland Really Green and Greenland Really Icy?, by Andrew Evans

Photo: Ragnar Axelsson

3. ‘Iceland is so hot right now’ – ESPN FC

A fascinating video and feature piece by Wright Thompson looking at Iceland in the Euro 2016 spotlight and the various idiosyncratic aspects of life in a small society of 330,000 people.

Read Iceland is so hot right now, by Wright Thompson

Photo: AFP

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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