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Photography Photo Tours in Iceland | Magical Sky Iceland

Discover a unique opportunity of experiencing nocturnal colours in an emotionally uplifting scenario. Join our Photography Workshops in Iceland and enjoy the envied northern light tour and the charming golden circle. We are offering a wide variety of different tours and package tours / workshops.

 

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Arctic Photo Tour | Custom made Tours Iceland - Magical Sky Iceland

If you are looking for the best Arctic Photo or Custom Made Tours in Iceland, then Magical Sky Iceland offers Personal Tours, Private Tours, Photo Workshops and Photography Workshops and other tours.

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review 2019-03-13 20:03
Cold atmospheric scandi noir
The Island (Hidden Iceland #2) - Ragnar Jónasson

The Island" falls into a category of books loosely referred to as Scandinavian noir. Set in Iceland the volcanic landscape and frozen polar conditions adds an eerie silent and unpredictable element to the events as they unfold...."What the scenery lacked in drama it made up for in its all encompassing tranquility, its sense of space and emptiness. The only accents of colour in the treeless landscape were provided by patches of bilberry and crowberry plants and the calm blue waters of the fjord below....."

 

Some 10 years ago a young girl was murdered in Ellidaey, a small island located south of Iceland. A culprit is identified, apprehended and the case is seemingly closed. Moving forward to the present and four young friends are holidaying on the same desolate location. Before the vacation concludes one of the four lies dead at the bottom of a steep cliff and murder is suspected. Is there a connection between the two brutal acts? Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir is assigned the case. Hindered by the interference of a previous superior Lydur and struggling with her own personal tragedies she must use all her skills to navigate both the past and the present incidents in an attempt to identify the killer/s The character of Hulda Hermannsdóttir is a tough and resilient antihero. Living alone in this isolated barren part of the world she demands the structure and discipline that comes with her job as a police inspector. She presents a picture of a loner, there to be pitied by a sympathetic reader and for the most part this is successful

 

Underneath the main crime investigation a secondary mystery unfolds. Hulda is trying to trace the whereabouts of her real father. She knows he was an American GI and on impulse travels to the US only to be faced with disappointment. Ragnar Jonasson uses this opportunity to tease the reader and in the closing pages an unexpected detail is revealed adding a delightful ending that is sure to be explored in future books. The stark and bare landscape is used to great affect by the author to add tension and unpredictability to his writing. Hulda Hermannsdóttir is a sad highly intelligent police officer performing her daily workload to the best of her undoubted ability. I felt however that the story itself was somewhat unoriginal (four friends camping, one is killed, who is the murderer amongst them) yet having said that The Island was a fine example of Scandi noir. Many thanks to the good people at netgalley for a gratis copy of The Island in exchange for an honest review and that is what I have written.

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review 2019-02-23 11:20
"The Darkness - Hidden Iceland #1" Ragnar Jonasson - highly recommended
The Darkness (Hidden Iceland #1) - Ragnar Jónasson

"The Darkness" is original, compelling, unforgiving and completely believable. This is Scandi-Noir at its best.

 

I passed on Ragnar Jonasson's Dark Iceland series after reading "Snowblind". I found the detective too bland and the plot too much of a stretch.

 

His new series, "Hidden Iceland" fixes all that.

 

The main character is complex, easy to believe in and empathise with but with some serious flaws and deep scars that make her intriguing to discover. The plot is both darker and more credible than in "Snowblind". The storytelling, which moves skillfully along multiple timelines and from multiple, initially unnamed, points of view is perfectly structured to feed tension, curiosity and empathy with each chapter so that, by the end, we have a rich and textured understanding of the lives of the four women who are the main focus of the book.

 

One of the things that makes this first-in-a-series book original is that the main character, Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir is sixty-four years old and about to retire, rather reluctantly, after a successful career in the Icelandic police which has included some high profile cases and a collision with the glass ceiling. I liked the realism built into Hulda's response to being confronted with retirement, the physical realities of getting older and the challenges of building a future when your career is over and you live alone. There's no "golden years" gloss here, just a review of the possible and the inevitable.

 

 

What I liked most about this book is that the main mystery being exposed is not the cold case of a young Russian woman asylum seeker who was found dead on a beach, but the mystery of Hulda herself. Hulda has a complicated history which is slowly and cleverly revealed as the plot unfolds.

 

The name Hulda means hidden, muffled or concealed. It is a name chosen with care. Nothing about Hulda is what it seems. Discovering the truth about Hulda changes everything in the novel.

 

Hulda's daughter plays a key role in the story. Her name is Dimma which translates as darkness. Dimma is also the title of the novel in Icelandic. The story really is one of slowly spreading darkness.

 

I was very impressed with "The Darkness" and I'm looking forward to reading, "The Island", the second book in the series once it's available as an English language audiobook.

 

I listened to the audiobook version of "The Darkness" which was narrated by Amanda Redman, who I think was a perfect choice.

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text 2019-02-14 10:16
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