A photo of Hekla volcano, taken by RAX.

‘Arctic Heroes’ by RAX Chosen Best Photography Book of the Year

11 Dec 2021 Arctic Heroes: A Tribute to the Sled Dogs of Greenland — the latest book by Icelandic photographer Ragnar Axelsson, a.k.a. RAX — has been chosen the best photography book of the year by Le Monde de la Photo.

Polar bear in Greenland.

Arctic Circle Assembly Opens Today

10 Oct 2019 The 2019 Arctic Circle Assembly opens at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík today.

US President Donald Trump.

Trump Interested in Free Trade Agreement with Iceland

25 Sep 2019 The Trump administration is interested in a free trade agreement with Iceland.

US Interest Part of Competition with China

6 Sep 2019 US interest in Iceland and the Arctic region is clearly increasing.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarsson, right, accepts chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Finish Foreign Minister Timo Soini.

Iceland Chairs Arctic Council

7 May 2019 Today, Iceland assumed leadership of the Arctic Council for a two-year period.

Stefán Magnússon with his daughter Freyja Nielsen. Freyja lives and works with him on the ranch during the summer.

Icelander runs reindeer ranch in Greenland

6 Jan 2018 "I always wanted to breed reindeer so I decided to just do it and moved to Greenland," explains reindeer farmer Stefán Magnússon who runs the Isortuusa Reindeer Station in South Greenland.

Ragnar Axelsson, RAX, receiving prize for best documentary book at the presidential residence. President Jóhannesson is with him in the photo.

Morgunblaðið photographer receives Icelandic prize for literature

14 Feb 2017 Ragnar Axelsson, otherwise known as Rax who has enjoyed a long and prosperous career as a photographer for Morgunblaðið as well as his work for magazines such as Time, GEO and Life. Last week he received the Icelandic prize for literature for his second edition of Faces of the North - a documentation of the hunters, fishers and farmers in the Northern hemisphere.

ADVENTURE! Explore Greenland from Iceland

14 Dec 2016 North Iceland tour operator North Sailing has announced a brand-new tour concept for the 2017 Iceland summer season – an eight-day sailing and hiking expedition in East Greenland led by polar explorer Vilborg Arna.

“Iceland only country in world systematically killing polar bears”

15 Sep 2016 Birgir Guðjónsson has been speaking out against the killing of polar bears in Iceland since his return to his native country after a period of study in America in 1974.

Ban Ki-moon.

Ban Ki-moon and Sturgeon to attend Arctic Circle in Iceland

15 Sep 2016 Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon will be among those attending the 2016 Arctic Circle Assembly to be held in Reykjavik on 7-9 October.

“Safeguarding important Icelandic interests in the Arctic region”

11 Sep 2016 No country has a greater interest than Iceland in seeing beneficial development in the Arctic region, concludes a new government report published this week.

The bear killed this weekend.

Killing polar bears in Iceland “only logical thing to do”

18 Jul 2016 The decision to shoot and kill a polar bear which appeared in Iceland on Saturday night conformed to official procedure and was an “easy decision” for police to take, it has emerged.

View on Iceland: Presidents, Greenland and Euro 2016

9 Jul 2016 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.

President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.

Brexit is good news says President of Iceland

25 Jun 2016 The outcome of the EU referendum in the United Kingdom is good news for Icelanders and presents an opportunity for Iceland and other countries in the North-Atlantic according to the country's President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.

“A new era in economic development in the Arctic region”

23 May 2016 The future is bright for the Arctic region, and its unique position can create many new opportunities for economic progress, while ensuring its stunning nature is protected.




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