The inside of the hightech greenhouse in Egilsstadir
Text: Oli Finnsson. Photos: Nordic Wasabi

Iceland’s wasabi region

Two childhood friends are growing wasabi plants in a high-tech greenhouse in East Iceland.

“The original idea came to us after a course in innovation at the University of Iceland. We wanted to use Iceland’s natural resources to create an export product,”

After having spent the summer in the wild, the herd of 550 horses is driven towards Laufskalarett pen to be reunited with their owners. Photo: Gunnar Freyr Gunnarsson.
Laufskalarett from above. Photo: Gunnar Freyr Gunnarsson.
An aerial view of Hjaltadalsa river. Photo: Gunnar Freyr Gunnarsson.

Travelling Trollaskagi

Horse roundup and other adventures in the kingdom of trolls.

Laufskalarett in North Iceland: After having spent the summer in the wild, the herd of 550 horses is driven towards Laufskalarett pen to be reunited with their owners. “I grew up in the shadow of Trollaskagi (“Troll Peninsula”). At 1,213 m (3,980 ft), Sulur – one of the peninsula’s many mountains – rises over Akureyri.”

Connecting the North