Anna Spyzs sitting on a rock in Reykjavík, with the ocean in the background

How to turn 28 in the middle of the Atlantic

A few months before she turned 28, Anna Spysz, a Polish-American living in Krakow, noticed her birthday would fall on 10/10/10 — the 10th of October 2010. She decided she had to do something very interesting to celebrate.

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Crossing Iceland

In July 2010 Alastair Humphreys and Christopher Herwig traversed Iceland north to south, on foot and by river, through its forbidding interior. Despite snow in summer, ice-cold rapids, and 14 straight days of rain, Alastair says “I’m completely in love with Iceland.”

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Knitted hats, mittens and more

Knitting circle

Maybe it’s the winters. Or the economy. Or just a seemingly innate sense of the next trend in fashion. Whatever the reason, knitting for pleasure hasn’t been this popular in Iceland since the telephone became a novelty in Reykjavík.

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Man walking in Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon

Are you there Iceland? It’s me, Julien

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Man bicycling on Iceland's ring road

Around Iceland on two wheels

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Hayley's shadow looms over Snæfellsnes

Hayley’s year in Iceland

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Trausti Jónsson, professional weatherman and amateur historian

A short history of summer in Iceland

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