Here comes the revolt

Here comes the revolt

Do you remember a few months ago when I wrote about how the (corrupt, complacent) old guard of Iceland’s two largest labour unions had been ousted, and a new, radical leadership had taken its place? At the time I also alluded to the fact that we Icelanders could...

Klausturfokk

So, the Klaustur debacle from a couple of months ago continues its slow and steady march into eternal ignonimy. For those who have not been keeping up, the incident to which I refer is one that took place at the bar Klaustur in downtown Reykjavík late last year, where...

100 years of sovereignty

Today, December 1, is very significant day for the Icelandic nation: exactly one century ago, in 1918, this country gained sovereignty from Denmark. The event marked a joyous end to a horrific year for the people of Iceland. It began with an excruciating cold spell...

October 2018

Each month I send out a newsletter to subscribers. One section each month is devoted to Icelandic affairs. The one below is from the October 2018 newsletter.  Another month, another set of scandals in Icelandic society. Here comes a brief sampling, by no means...

Queen E puts on a Team Iceland uniform

As you may or may not know, Iceland is playing some unprecedented football in the EuroCup right around now. They tied with Portugal and Hungary in their first two games, and then beat Austria in the most recent one. On Monday, they meet England. In light of this, the...