View on Iceland: Women Politicians, Music and Mass Tourism

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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 Blows The U.S. Away When It Comes To Women In Politics’ – The Huffington Post

48% of Iceland’s elected MPs are women and Iceland tops the World Economic Forum’s list of countries ranked by gender equality in politics, education, health and economic opportunity. Find out more about women in Icelandic politics here.

Read Iceland Blows The U.S. Away When It Comes To Women In Politics, by Emily Peck

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2. ‘12 Tónar record shop and label, Reykjavik’ – The Guardian

A review by Monocled Man’s Rory Simmons of 12 Tónar, an unassuming music shop and café in downtown Reykjavik. Discover what attracts Simmons to the place, “staffed by people just as passionate about the local music and arts scene as the musicians themselves”.

Read 12 Tónar record shop and label, Reykjavik, by Rory Simmons

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Kristinn Ingvarsson

3. ‘Iceland hits back at claims it has turned into Disneyland’ – The Telegraph

Director of Tourism at Promote Iceland Inga Hlín Pálsdóttir takes a look at some of the issues surrounding the current boom in tourism in Iceland and sets out why it is something to be proud of and a challenge to be relished.

Read Iceland hits back at claims it has turned into Disneyland, by Hugh Morris

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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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