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

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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.

Representatives of the eight founding members of the ACGF.

Iceland signs up to Arctic Coast Guard Forum

5 Nov 2015 “The Arctic Coast Guard Forum is an operationally-focused, consensus-based organization with the purpose of leveraging collective resources to foster safe, secure and environmentally responsible maritime activity in the Arctic”

Photo: Ómar

Iceland President in BBC Arctic interview

22 Oct 2015 Iceland’s President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson sat down this weekend with BBC World’s Owen Bennett Jones to discuss Arctic issues.

Arctic 2015: Hard as nails

19 Oct 2015 The Greenland Dog is hard as nails. It has to perform under the most extreme conditions, and has an history stretching back thousands of years.

Arctic 2015: Will humanity pass the test?

19 Oct 2015 Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson says that the Arctic region offers diverse and exciting opportunities, and hopes that Iceland will be lucky enough to capitalise on them.

PHOTOS: President Hollande in Iceland

PHOTOS: President Hollande in Iceland

19 Oct 2015 François Hollande, President of France, made an official visit to Iceland last Friday to make a keynote speech at the Arctic Circle conference at Reykjavik’s Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre.

Arctic 2015: Collaboration is the essential element

18 Oct 2015 The Icelandic Coast Guard has already established partnerships with many nations for joint search and security operations in the Arctic, and has in the past decade approached many more with collaboration in mind. However, both the head of the Coast Guard and its director of operations make it absolutely clear that it is not going to take over search and rescue operations in the area. Each nation is responsible for its own affairs.

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