Blog Archive: Travel Writing

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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Arctic Encounters: Latest Publications

Arctic Encounters: Latest Publications

The Arctic Encounters project has just completed another year of research, writing and collaborative scholarship. Have a look at the latest list of project-related publications, currently up to date as of February, 2016.

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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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En Route to Greenland

En Route to Greenland

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Copenhagen Workshop: The Basics of Travel Photography

Copenhagen Workshop: The Basics of Travel Photography

Arctic Encounters is organising a one-day workshop (Saturday, 30 May in Copenhagen) in travel photography for anyone interested in improving their photography skills or learning to take great pictures of destinations and people.

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Orcas and Auroras!

Orcas and Auroras!

On a research trip to Northern Norway, Simone Abram gets to know Basecamp Senja, a handsome new tourist outpost on a dramatic craggy isle

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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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Second CFP for New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic conference

Second CFP for New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic conference

Arctic Encounters announces the second call for papers for its international conference, New Narratives of the Postcolonial Arctic, to be held at Roskilde University from May 27-29, 2015.

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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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