View on Iceland: Cuisine, Björk and the Euro 2016 Effect

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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’s booming tourism is transforming Icelandic cuisine’ – Hindustan Times

Despite food being for many visitors to Iceland an “afterthought on their adventure-packed itinerary”, Iceland’s dining scene is receiving ever more attention thanks to the talent of upcoming Icelandic chefs and tourism-driven demand.

Read Iceland’s booming tourism is transforming Icelandic cuisine

Photo: Getty Images

2. ‘Björk: ‘I’m not into normcore sexuality’ – Evening Standard

An in-depth interview with queen of Icelandic music Björk Guðmundsdóttir, covering her new exhibition, her latest album, ‘normcore’ sexuality, and the creative forces unleashed by the break-up from her “soul mate”.

Read Björk: 'I'm not into normcore sexuality', by Stephanie Rafanelli

Photo: Gúndi

3. ‘Tourism, cheese and Nordic noir’ – The Guardian

Brian Oliver looks into how the recent performance of Iceland’s men’s national football team and the worldwide appeal of the ‘Viking Clap’ is a boon not just for national sport, but also for the economy, tourism, culture and many other aspects of Icelandic life.

Read Tourism, cheese and Nordic noir: how football made Iceland a hot property, by Brian Oliver

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Skapti Hallgrímsson

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


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