A short story set in 2040, when due to global warming Iceland’s climate becomes vastly colder and harsher. A biology teacher disappears during a school trip and her daughter starts to search for her.
The love for literature is what has always connected Icelanders. We sometimes claim that everyone on the island is a writer.
In spite of its unforgiving weather and lack of forests, more and more tourists are discovering that a trip to Iceland is the perfect detox.
Icelandic writer Andri Snær Magnason talks about how to write about climate change, the intersection of death and nature, and Iceland’s sacred cow.
The Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross was a pioneer in the study of dying and grief, paving the way for the hospice care movement.
Writer and poet Andri Snær Magnason talks about Iceland’s sacred cows, the importance of his grandmother, and his latest book “On Time and Water”.
In the high-altitude region of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan, local villagers have devised a novel solution to water scarcity – grafting their own glaciers.
In the 1970s, a Neolithic vase was found during an archaeological dig in southern Poland. It depicts what may be the first roadside tree.
The Tibetan Buddhist breathing technique ‘tummo’ creates inner heat. The practice of similar techniques might have helped the likes of Wim Hof to achieve the seemingly impossible in extreme cold.
In the far north of Iceland, on the coast of the fjord Dýrafjörður, social reciprocity and artistic expression are valued above all else.