Blog Archive: Iceland

Out of the Comfort Zone

Out of the Comfort Zone

Graham Huggan ponders his recent visit to Iceland to take part in the 5th biennial International Polar Tourism Research Network

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Trapped (in clichés)

Trapped (in clichés)

The Icelandic team of researchers responds to Graham Huggan’s post on the Icelandic television programme Trapped with a post of their own.

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Trappings of success

Trappings of success

Graham Huggan discusses the cultural politics and geoeconomic ramifications of the recent Icelandic TV drama Trapped’s success.

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Cycling the Óshlíð road: The beaten track off-the-beaten track

Cycling the Óshlíð road: The beaten track off-the-beaten track

Will Davies cycles through an abandoned stretch of tarmac in remote northwest Iceland, discussing some of the history and culture of the route.

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The Dynamics of Darkness in the North conference: Arctic Encounters panel

The Dynamics of Darkness in the North conference: Arctic Encounters panel

Arctic Encounters has organised a panel entitled Encountering Darkness at the Dynamics of Darkness conference in Reykjavik in late February.

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Crisis in the Nordic Nations and Beyond

Crisis in the Nordic Nations and Beyond

Arctic Encounters team members Lars Jensen, Roskilde University and Kristín Loftsdóttir University of Iceland have recently published their new edited volume, Crisis in the Nordic Nations and Beyond: At the Intersection of Environment, Finance and Multiculturalism. Here, Kristín takes a look at some of what makes the book of particular interest to Arcticists and postcolonialists.

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One from the archives: Podcast of Gísli Pálsson's Reykjavik talk on Hálldor Laxness

One from the archives: Podcast of Gísli Pálsson's Reykjavik talk on Hálldor Laxness

Listen to Gísli Pálsson’s 2014 Reykjavik lecture on the role of fiction, faction and the absurd in the work of Nobel Prize winner and Icelandic national hero Hálldor Laxness.

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Bearly the Arctic: Iceland as a Gateway Destination

Bearly the Arctic: Iceland as a Gateway Destination

Michael Leonard writes about the idea and reality of Iceland as a gateway destination

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Inntravel Discovery Day

Inntravel Discovery Day

In early December 2014, Inntravel, a tour operator based in Yorkshire and one of Arctic Encounters’ partners, held their triennial Discovery Day, drawing clients, journalists, suppliers and stakeholders from around the country

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Online podcasts of Arctic Encounters Professional Development sessions

Online podcasts of Arctic Encounters Professional Development sessions

The three SATW Professional Development sessions organised by Arctic Encounters are now available for download as online podcasted recordings.

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