About Stuck in Iceland

Hey! We are Hallveig Runarsdottir and Jon Thorsteinsson and we run and edit the Stuck in Iceland Travel Magazine

We live in Reykjavik, Iceland, with our teenage daughter and an extremely smart cat called Athena who takes us for a walk around the neighborhood every night. We kid you not. Jón is the Marketing Director for the leading travel company Iceland Travel and Hallveig is a renowned opera singer, one of the leading artists in the field in Iceland and Singer of the year at the Icelandic Music Awards in 2013.

Jón and Hallveig, the editors of Stuck in Iceland Travel Magazine
Jón and Hallveig, the editors of Stuck in Iceland Travel Magazine

 

If you are interested in becoming a guest writer for the magazine please let us know 🙂

Athena the cat leads two of her friends in our daily walk. I call it triple cat-action.
Athena the cat leads two of her friends on our daily walk. We call it triple cat-action.

For about twenty years we have been traveling (and hiking) since we hiked across Fimmvörðuháls in South of Iceland in atrocious weather. Since then we have traveled quite a bit in Iceland and around the world.

Let´s roll!
Let´s roll!

We love being out in nature, seeing the wide open spaces and getting away from the computer and smart devices that dominate our modern world. Jón is also a bit of a fitness freak and he loves the physical effort of a demanding hike. And yes, food tastes better outdoors somehow! Jón started this online travel magazine dedicated to our home country of Iceland in 2012. It combines his interest of photography (although he is a poor photographer!), traveling in Iceland, online publishing and social media. Hallveig loves finding interesting things for tourists to do while in Reykjavík and other habited places, be it concerts to go to (Icelandic musicians are some of the most exciting and innovative composers and performers around), exhibitions or finding the only cabaret in town! They then share a great love for good food and local icelandic beers, and be assured, our restaurant- and pub recommendations can be trusted!

I love making new friends!
I love making new friends!

We have had the great fortune of meeting a lot of great people who all have great affection for Iceland.

Volunteering to clear ash from the Thorvaldseyri farm in the South of Iceland during the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption. It´s Mad Max meeting Grey´s Anatomy.
Volunteering to clear ash from the Thorvaldseyri farm in the South of Iceland during the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption. It´s Mad Max meeting Grey´s Anatomy.

Jón´s favorite trips and things to do in Iceland include:

 

On Vatnajökull glacier. It is lovely!
On Vatnajökull glacier. It is lovely!

It is our mission to give you an opportunity to share your Icelandic adventure or find fun things to do and beautiful places to see here in Iceland.

Stuck in Iceland Travel Magazine has been featured in the press several times:

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Jon is on Linkedin if you want to connect. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Want to tell the world about your traveling in Iceland? 

If you want to share your Icelandic travel story with fellow travelers and even be published in the magazine just let us know. The site is in English but translating from other languages is no problem at all. We are happy to help you!

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Thanks!

Jon Thorsteinsson and Hallveig Runarsdottir