View on Iceland: Happiness, Airbnb and Performance Art

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. ‘The truth about Icelandic happiness ’ – BBC Travel

“Icelandic culture, shaped over centuries of hardship and shared suffering, reminds us of the importance – and the power – of resilience,” writes Eric Weiner, in a thought-provoking piece on why Icelanders are so happy.

Read The truth about Icelandic happiness, by Eric Weiner

Photo: Ásdís Ásgeirsdóttir

2. ‘Airbnb has made it nearly impossible to find a place to live in this city’ – Fusion

“The perfect Airbnb storm” is how Kristen V. Brown describes the confluence of factors characterising life in the Reykjavik of today. A booming tourism industry is placing pressure on the housing market in the Icelandic capital.

Read Airbnb has made it nearly impossible to find a place to live in this city, by Kristen V. Brown

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Sigurður Bogi

3. ‘Ragnar Kjartansson at the Barbican’ – The Guardian

A review of a new performance art installation in London’s Barbican Centre by Ragnar Kjartansson, described by reviewer Laura Cumming as “one of the most brilliant artists at work today”.

Read Ragnar Kjartansson review – a brilliant fusion of humour and sorrow, by Laura Cumming

Photo: Berglind Jóna Hlynsdóttir

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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