Kjartan Holm, Sin Fang and Jónsi: Bakgarðar

The latest collaboration between composer Kjartan Holm, musician and vocalist Sin Fang (aka Sindri Már Sigfússon) and Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi, “Bakgarðar” sets ethereal, gently interwoven vocals atop a cocooning orchestral soundscape. The warm, wondrous track from the trio of Icelandic talent marks the first time Sigfússon has recorded vocals in his native tongue.

Chef Gunnar Karl Gíslason on the Tides Restaurant Inside The Reykjavik EDITION

The Michelin-starred visionary delves into his latest culinary undertaking

In Reykjavik, few names carry as much culinary clout as chef Gunnar Karl Gíslason, who was born in the northern Icelandic town of Akureyri. Now at the helm of Tides—the marquee outlet within The Reykjavik EDITION—Gíslason found his style and voice as he worked across several Nordic nations before moving his career to NYC. In 2009, Gíslason founded (and personally funded) Dill, the first restaurant in Iceland to be …

Harnessing Iceland’s Molten Lava to Create Building Materials

Architects at Reykjavík-based Studio Arnhildur Pálmadóttir are researching ways to harness molten lava from Iceland’s volcanoes to use as a natural building material; an alternative to current materials which are responsible for 11% of annual global CO2 emissions. A recent project called Lavaforming details three different ways to cultivate lava: digging trenches for lava to flow into when a volcano erupts, drilling into magma before …