What form do the buildings in the world’s northernmost capital take? And what is behind their distinctive look?
The Nordics are one of the most magical regions in the world! From the fjords of Norway to the endless waterfalls of Iceland, Europe’s northern countries have so much to offer. They are made up of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, & Iceland.
The Nordic countries, or the Nordics, are a geographical and cultural region in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic, where they are most commonly known as Norden.
Iceland’s Economy had a banking debt ten times larger than its GDP. Iceland was that one Economy which went left when everybody else went right. Whilst most thought the banks were too big to fail, Iceland thought they were too big to save. It let its largest banks go bankrupt and threw dozens of bankers in jail. And yet despite its unusual approach, its Economy recovered. Going on to enjoy a decade of unbroken economic growth and high standard of living. But why did an island just outside the arctic circle have a financial crisis? What strategies did it deploy to rack up such monumental debts? How did it recover? And does its future rely on impressive tourist growth and crypto currencies?
Iceland truly is the land of fire and ice – aside from having some of the world’s most active volcanoes, it’s also home to Europe’s largest glacier: Vatnajökull. The Vatnajökull glacier stretches some 143 kilometers east to west, and over 98 kilometers north and south, holding a massive 3000 cubic kilometers of pure ice. As well as the breathtaking hiking routes across the glacier, there are also many beautiful blue ice caves to take you quite literally into the heart of the glacier. Our Euromaxx-Reporter Hendrik Welling went to Iceland to find out what makes this mountain of ice so amazing.
Vatnajökull is the largest and most voluminous ice cap in Iceland, and the second largest in area in Europe after the Severny Island ice cap of Novaya Zemlya. It is in the south-east of the island, covering approximately 8% of the country.
The Diamond Beach is a strip of black sand belonging to the greater Breiðamerkursandur glacial plain, located by Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on the South Coast of Iceland.
Monocle’s editor in chief Tyler Brûlé is joined by guests Christoph Lenz, Rob Cox and Chandra Kurt to discuss the weekend’s top stories. Plus: we check in with the newsroom of Iceland’s morgunblaðið newspaper.
The cities of Europe remain unmatched to the rest of the world! From the canals of Venice, to the Ancient ruins of Athens, it’s impossible to beat the history and architecture of Europe’s cities. I’ve spent the last few years traveling Europe and I want to show you my favorite cities! This video was months in the making and i’m so excited to finally share it with you! I tried to include cities from all parts of Europe.
Timestamps: 0:34 – London, UK 1:17 – Edinburgh, UK 1:43 – Lisbon, Portugal 2:23 – Valletta, Malta 3:05 – Tallinn, Estonia 3:50 – Milan & Venice, Italy 5:01 – Bologna & Rome Italy 6:48 – Vatican City, Vatican 7:27 – Naples & Positano, Italy 8:34 – Palermo & Catania, Italy 9:08 – Zurich & Lucerne, Switzerland 10:28 – Grindelwald & Zermatt, Switzerland 11:33 – Prague & Cesky Krumlov, Czechia 12:53 – Barcelona, Spain 13:32 – Toledo & Cordoba, Spain 14:22 – Ronda & Granada, Spain 15:07 – Obidos & Porto, Portugal 16:11 – Cologne & Rothenburg, Germany 17:35 – Munich & Berchtesgaden, Germany 18:19 – Salzburg & Hallstatt, Austria 19:04 – Innsbruck & Vienna, Switzerland 19:36 – Bratislava, Slovakia 20:53 – Paris & Etretat, France 22:00 – Colmar & Lyon, France 22:34 – Carcassonne, France 23:08 – Monte Carlo, Monaco 23:52 – Kyiv & Odessa, Ukraine 25:25 – Lviv, Ukraine 25:47 – Luxembourg City 26:45 – Brussels & Bruges, Belgium 28:20 – Amsterdam, Netherlands 29:04 – Rotterdam & The Hague, Netherlands 29:40 – Copenhagen, Denmark 30:21 – Malmö & Gothenburg, Sweden 31:20 – Stockholm, Sweden 31:52 – Helsinki & Rovaniemi, Finland 32:40 – Oslo & Bergen, Norway 33:36 – Alesund & Tromso, Norway 34:30 – Reykjavik, Iceland 35:18 – Dublin, Ireland 35:43 – Warsaw & Gdansk, Poland 36:54 – Wroclaw & Krakow, Poland 37:40 – St. Petersburg & Moscow, Russia 38:58 – Vernazza & Verona, Italy 39:34 – San Marino 40:24 – Ljubljana, Slovenia 40:58 – Dubrovnik & Rovinj, Croatia 42:15 – Zagreb, Croatia 42:59 – Riga, Latvia 43:28 – Vilnius, Lithuania 43:49 – Minsk, Belarus 44:25 – Budapest, Hungary 45:02 – Bucharest & Brasov, Romania 45:53 – Kotor, Montenegro 46:20 – Sarajevo & Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina 47:50 – Belgrade, Serbia 48:16 – Athens, Greece 48:47 – Istanbul, Turkey 49:55 – Tbilisi, Georgia 50:33 – Berlin & Hamburg, Germany 51:52 – Frankfurt, Germany 52:18 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain 52:47 – Valencia & Seville, Spain 53:52 – Madrid, Spain 54:19 – Bern & Geneva, Switzerland 55:29 – San Gimignano & Siena, Italy 55:54 – Pisa & Florence, Italy
Filmed and Edited by: Fabian de Vries
In October 2020 we traveled to Iceland. We visited Snæfellsnes and the Southern Region. This is our travel film.
Music: György Ligeti – Lux Aeterna & Ólafur Arnalds – Árbakkinn ft. Einar Georg
The Snæfellsnes Peninsula is a region in western Iceland known for its dramatic landscapes. At its western tip, Snæfellsjökull National Park is dominated by Snæfellsjökull Volcano, which is topped by a glacier. Nearby, a trail leads through lava fields to black-pebble Djúpalónssandur Beach. In Stykkishólmur fishing village, the 19th-century wood-frame Norwegian House is a regional museum with a craft shop.
Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks. Most of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs on geothermal power and is home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history
Filmed and Edited by: Paulo Ferreira
I made this video (with images from Norway, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand and Iceland), in order to motivate people to take care of our home, Planet Earth. Feel every wonder of our Planet and look for the necessary conscience so that in each gesture, you have to pay attention to the damage we have caused. Share.
Follow along with Sony Artisan Chris Burkard as he documents his incredible trip across Iceland, biking a route said once to be impassable.