Iceland’s ‘Mother Nature Fan Club’

Perched on Reykjavik’s coastline, three rows of bleacher seats look out onto the Skeljanes Bay. They didn’t wash up on the shore but rather were positioned here as a “ready-made” art installation by Atelier Tobia Zambotti. The rocky shoreline naturally arches as a stadium would, but visitors here are encouraged to bask in the natural beauty of mother nature—hence the work’s name, “Mother Nature Fan …

Word of Mouth: 24 Hours in Reykjavik

Our must-sees when only experiencing a stopover in Iceland's capital

by Adrienne So For a while now, Iceland has presented itself as a convenient layover destination for people traveling between Europe and North America—and not just because of its location in the middle of the Atlantic. It’s a magical place to visit for anybody who’s inspired by or interested in design, architecture or an outdoor adventure (even nightlife and cocktail enthusiasts can find something unique …

Icelandic Acts at Iceland Airwaves

Five local indie favorites that will be making their way to continental Europe

While only a handful of bands from Iceland have reached global acclaim, that doesn’t mean the magnificent island isn’t erupting with talent. During the most recent Iceland Airwaves music festival—our first time returning to the multi-venue international showcase since 2010—we were once again taken by Nordic acts—the local bands especially. From the broad range of genres to incredible performances and incisive lyrics to insane beats, …