Sóley : Krómantík

Sóley is best known for being an original member of Seabear, but is also an emerging and talented solo artist. Her debut EP and subsequent album We Sink are delightful pieces of skewed piano pop, all showcasing her twisted lyrics and hushed vocals. Similarly, Sóley’s live shows have been well regarded both in Iceland and […]

The I Heart Reykjavík Charity Walking Tour

Auður from I Heart Reykjavík is doing a charity walking tour in aid of ICE-SAR on 15th August. I’ve donated an ebook copy of Iceland to each person taking part. I’m honoured to be involved. Here is what Auður has to say about it: The I Heart Reykjavík Charity Walking Tour On August 15th I’ll […]

ATP Iceland : Full Review

Day 1. It’s a weird old place Ásbrú. It’s a former NATO base, and the ghosts of its past use are on every corner—the hangars, the barracks, the unmanned checkpoint as you enter—and it’s oddly located being too far to walk from Keflavík, and yet close enough to be handy. It’s a complex mix of […]


Náttfari, the band, not the folklore, were formed in 2000 and quickly became Icelandic favorites, receiving rave reviews for live shows including a New York Times piece calling them “mind-blowing.” Then, despite an eight year break, they returned in 2011 to pick up where they left off. They did too, and were named as one […]

I won a MIBBY!

My Independent Bookshop has just awarded my virtual bookshop ‘Books Of Iceland’ a MIBBY for shop of the week! My Independent Bookshop is a website set up to provide a whole new perspective to book buying, esp. in light of Amazon’s hold on the market. You can set up a ‘virtual bookshop’ and choose 12 […]

10 reasons why you really should go to ATP Iceland

All Tomorrow’s Parties is coming to Icelandic shores in July. ATP provide a different festival experience: think more customer experience, hand picked music and a keen eye on quality, rather than snogging teenagers, cheap lager and funky hats. It’s a formula that has seen ATP travel from its holiday park beginnings in the UK to […]

Þjóðhátíðardagurinn competition!

Ok, it’s National Day in Iceland today. Iceland is celebrating 70 years of independence. Congratulations! To celebrate, I thought I’d put together a little competition – heaven help me, this is probably never going to work! – please take a selfie of you reading Iceland, Defrosted and post it to Twitter using hashtag #icelanddefrosted, or […]