Hot springs in Iceland

Geothermal developments in Iceland: What the pipes let through

Around a hundred million tons of carbon dioxide get into the atmosphere of Reykjavík through its heating that is based on hot water bursting out of ground sources. This fact made Icelanders wonder what to do with the surplus energy.

What has the crisis done for me?

What has the crisis done for me?

“Thanks to the crisis, I came to appreciate my father,” says an unemployed Viking. “I issue fewer fines,” admits a policewoman. “I finally have time for my family,” says a smiling businessman. “Thanks to the crisis we are real Islanders again,” agrees a doctor.

Jasna strona ciemności

Czy można sobie wyobrazić życie w kraju, gdzie przez ponad pół roku panują egipskie ciemności, a przez resztę czasu słońce udaje, że świeci? Kraju, gdzie lato to pora roku z temperaturą około 10 stopni Celsjusza. Kraju, gdzie pogoda tak determinuje życie ludzi, że nawet najpopularniejszy blog o sprawach polityczno-społecznych nazywa się The Icelandic weather report, czyli [...]

Women’s World

Women’s World

Some say that nowhere in the world do women enjoy a better life than here – although Iceland’s reputation as a “women’s paradise” seems an inaccurate cliché since the country is hardly the Garden of Eden. Nonetheless, the position of Icelandic women, as well as their male counterparts, is quite remarkable.

Taming Volcanos

Taming Volcanos

REYKJAVIK, Iceland | Icelanders sometimes liken their lives to that of a fly perched atop an anvil. They have to be constantly on alert because a crushing strike of the hammer may come at any moment. On a volatile piece of hot land amidst the cool Atlantic Ocean, the hammer is constituted by more than [...]