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Iceland Mag


Iceland Magazine is your source for daily news from Iceland, photos, videos, local travel tips and expertise. We also do a print magazine, its free and available all over the country. 

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  • Adriana Champagne is a student from California that will be interning with Icelandic Magazine until the end of May. 

    After graduating from Berkeley High School in June 2015, she travelled to Nepal and Northern India to study local religion and cultural traditions. She also participated in various volunteer projects such as helping to rebuild earthquake affected areas, teaching English to grade school students, and teaching sustainable agriculture to village communities. As of fall 2016 she will begin studying journalism and music in Bellingham, Washington, at Western Washington University

  • Agnes Valdimarsdóttir is a part-time writer for Iceland Magazine. She is a journalist and a broadcaster, but dabbles in other professions as well.

    She graduated with a BA in English Literature from Trent University in Canada and then went to the UK where she graduated with an MA in International Broadcast Journalism from City University in London. She started off her journalistic career as the Iceland correspondent for Agence France-Press in 2010 and has worked for Reuters, the National State Broadcasting Service (RÚV), and Al Jezeera English. In addition, she produced and hosted a youth-webTV show for MonitorTV for nearly a year. She’s now a part-time writer for Iceland Magazine while she teaches high school full-time and greets travellers to Iceland on-board Icelandair flights in the summer. 

    She tweets #IcelandNews, in English @aszavald

  • Jón Kaldal is the founder and editor of Iceland Magazine. He has been covering news in Iceland for more than twenty years.

    Previously he was the editor of the weekly newspaper, Fréttatíminn, which he founded in 2010 and left in 2012.  From 2004 to 2010, he was the editor of Iceland’s most-read daily newspaper, Fréttablaðið, and from 1996 until 2004, he was the editor of Iceland Review, a quarterly magazine in English. Early in his career, he was a reporter at various weekly and monthly magazines, some of which could reasonably be described as having a yellow tint.

    He studied literature at the University of Iceland and some French at Sorbonne University in Paris.

    He lives in downtown Reykjavík, where he was born and raised. He tweets (in Icelandic) @jonkaldal

  • Magnús Sveinn Helgason Is a journalist, broadcaster and historian who also works as a part-time bartender and adjunct university lecturer.

    Magnús has written for The Reykjavík Grapevine, as well as local daily and weekly newspapers, including a stint as a business journalist for Markaðurinn, the weekly business insert of newspaper Fréttablaðið, during the dramatic events in the lead up to the collapse of the Icelandic financial system in the fall of 2008. Magnús has also produced numerous radio documentaries on economic history and American politics for the National Broadcasting Service (RÚV).

    When not writing he can be found teaching economic history and American politics at the University of Bifröst or serving local microbrews at Kaldi Bar downtown Reykjavík.

  • Sara McMahon is a journalist for Iceland Mag. Her area of expertise is fashion and culture.

    Sara has roots in Ireland and Sweden as well as Iceland.She graduated with a BA in literature from the National University of Iceland in 2009. Her journalistic career began with Iceland´s main daily newspaper Fréttablaðið in 2008, her area of expertise being fashion and culture. A self-described “mutt”, Sara has roots in Ireland and Sweden as well as Iceland.