Premiere: “Reykjavík” by Hugar

Wondrous soundscapes from the Icelandic duo of Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson

The path to “Reykjavík,” the fourth single from Icelandic duo Hugar‘s forthcoming album, The Vasulka Effect: Music for the Motion Picture (out 2 October), involved a convergence of visual inspirations. First, there was the documentary The Vasulka Effect, directed by Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir. Hugar (aka Bergur Þórisson and Pétur Jónsson) composed the film’s score and although this song isn’t part of that body of music, it …

Iceland’s DesignMarch: Highlights From 2020’s Remote Festival

Repurposed stadium seating, lighting inspired by volcanic landscapes and a museum dedicated to the natural scents of Iceland

Another remote event during the worldwide pandemic, DesignMarch (usually held annually in Reykjavík, Iceland) existed as a surprisingly engaging and beautiful website this year. Visitors were able to soak up all the dynamic sights, shapes and colors—albeit virtually—from the designers involved. Of course, we’d love to see (and touch) many pieces in the flesh, but it was difficult not to find joy online. Here we …

Tour the Remote Westman Islands with Hidden Iceland

Personalized experiences on the remote volcanic archipelago

Amidst so much uncertainty over health, safety and their intertwined relationship with travel, a land of bombastic open spaces and nary a tourist in sight sounds like the dreamiest of destinations. Iceland has always been associated with dreams. And whether it’s their larger-than-life landscapes, adventurous outdoor opportunities or even their meticulous approach to COVID-19 (which includes testing upon arrival at airports and sea hubs), the …