Anna Margrét Björnsson
Anna Margrét has worked in journalism since the year 2000. She has been an editor of the magazines Iceland Review, Atlantica, Sirkus Reykjavík and ReykjavikMag. Anna Margrét has worked for mbl.is as a journalist since October 2014.
William Crawford was holidaying with his two daughters in Iceland last year when he had a terrible accident at the Secret Lagoon in South Iceland. He fell into a hot spring by the side of the pool and suffered burns over the majority of his body. Now, one year later, on his road to recovery, he wishes to express his eternal gratitude to the people who helped him in Iceland.
Sumac, a new addition to the restaurant scene draws inspiration from the heady flavours of North Africa and Lebanon.
If you noticed that stunning biker-chic look going on in Taylor Swift's latest video to song "Look what you made me do," you might be surprised to learn that the designer who made the cap and accessories is Icelandic designer Hildur Yeoman.
Iceland Monitor's exclusive interview with Jamie xx of British band The xx. Their upcoming music festival at Skógafoss waterfall in South Iceland, called Night x Day has just been cancelled due to environmental reasons.
Hákon Kjalar Hjördísarson decided to make a change to his life and move back to a place of enchanted childhood memories, a tiny island called Traustholtshólmi in the Þjórsá river in Iceland. Now, he offers tours to the island with an overnight stay in a Mongolian Yurt and a delicious wild salmon dinner included.
A recent translation of Makt myrkranna (Powers of Darkness) by Hans de Roos has seemingly unearthed an earlier Swedish version of Dracula, Mörkrets makter, which appears to shed new light on de Roos' theory that Stoker collaborated with Icelandic writer Valdímar Ásmundsson.
El Santo is a new Mexican restaurant which opened on Hverfisgata in Reykjavik a fortnight ago. It's already becoming one of the most popular restaurants in the city which indicates that this northernmost capital of Europe was craving for a dose of spicy, sunny food.
"This is a game changer for us and draws the world's attention to our restaurant," says Kristinn Vilbergsson, one of the owners of Dill restaurant in Reykjavik. He's currently in Stockholm being presented with a Michelin star for Dill, the first restaurant in Iceland to receive this honour.
Hans de Roos just published a translation of Makt Myrkranna (Powers of Darkness), a translation of Icelander Valdimar Ásmundsson's translation - or rewriting - of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Iceland Monitor found out more about this gothic mystery that entwines two authors, one a famous Irishman and the other an Icelander.
The people behind Kex Hostel, pizza restaurant Hverfigata 12 and the famed Dill restaurant are now offering a most wonderful foodie experience taking place on four consecutive Sunday nights.
Iceland is united in grief today. A body of a young woman, Birna Brjánsdóttir, was discovered on a desolate beach on Sunday after she had been missing for over a week. Such murder cases are rare in a country with one of the world's lowest crime rates and a population of 330 thousand people. The sinister unfolding of events this past week have an uncanny resemblence to Nordic Noir fiction.
Kex Hostel has become somewhat of a cultural centre in Reykjavik. It's a lively, bustling hostel offering a myriad of events and concerts every day of the week and it's the perfect place to catch up with friends and family in a relaxed, hip atmosphere.
11 Jan 2017
Here's a look at Iceland's new government, a coalition between the Independence Party, Regeneration and Bright Future.
15 Dec 2016
Alexander Kirchner is an Icelandic fashion designer, stylist and producer who has been passionate about clothes since he started making them at sixteen. Kirchner has collaborated with designers, musicians and artists to make unique pieces and is now premiering his first collection for his own brand, Alexander Kirchner.
28 Oct 2016
Icelandic musician Jara has released a beautiful new video to her song Barceloneta, using images she took on a journey back to Iceland from India with a stopover in Barcelona.