View on Iceland: First Lady, Black Metal and Disneyfication

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Ómar Óskarsson

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. ‘Eliza Reid on life as Iceland’s Canadian first lady’ – Maclean’s

Iceland’s new First Lady hails from Canada and has been married to the now President of Iceland for twelve years. She talks to Brian D. Johnson about Iceland, life, love, politics and more in this in-depth interview.

Read Eliza Reid on life as Iceland’s Canadian first lady, by Brian D. Johnson

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Júlíus

2. ‘Welcome Winter With Icelandic Black Metal Newcomers Endalok’ – Noisey

A review of ‘Englaryk’, “the diabolical debut from Iceland's newest (and gloomiest) black metal prodigies”, Endalok, by Kim Kelly. Endalok originate from the North Iceland town of Akureyri and are the latest name in Iceland’s vibrant black metal scene.

Read Welcome Winter With Icelandic Black Metal Newcomers Endalok, by Kim Kelly

Photo: Facebook/Endalok

3. ‘Iceland becoming ‘Disneyland’ as US tourists outnumber locals’ – The Telegraph

As the number of US tourists this year reaches Iceland’s total population and total tourist numbers in 2016 expected to hit 1.5 million, Hugh Morris looks at the serious challenges posed by Iceland’s tourism boom.

Read Iceland becoming 'Disneyland' as US tourists outnumber locals, by Hugh Morris

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Eggert Jóhannesson

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