Elmar Johnson

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Elmar Johnson

 •  27.03.14

Guide to Iceland in numbers

Hi guys, I wanted to show you how Guide to Iceland looks in numbers. Since we launched in January 2013 things have gone way past our wildest expectations.

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Guide to Iceland is liberal

Dear friends, Yesterday was hectic to say the least. I was wrongly accused of sexism after my article “Nightlife and mating” was criticized by a village newspaper in the north of Iceland.  Despite the factual errors and blatant misinterpretation of my writings, the story in the village paper got picked up by all the biggest news websites in Iceland.  The local journalist who wrote the story, showed grim misogyny which was in no context to the article I wrote. He even implies in this article that girls who party and mate are "sluts".

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Congratulations - you won!

  Me and Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, Iceland´s minister of industry and commerce. Hi guys.

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What is happening with Guide to Iceland ?

  Dear friends,   What an amazing year we have had. When we started Guide to Iceland we couldn't have imagined how far we would go in such a short time.

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Friends from New York to Iceland

  There is no place on earth like Jokularslon (e. glacier lagoon) - in my personal opinion.

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Elmar Johnson

 •  21.01.13

Reykjavik Nightlife Through Chinese Eyes

    It´s hard to describe the nightlife in Reykjavík - but when I get to experience it through foreign friends - I feel like the city offers the best place in the world to party. A couple of days ago I took some amazing friends from China out for a few drinks.

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Let the adventure begin

It´s out of our hands now - Guide to Iceland has gone public - welcome to our community. .

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The skies in Iceland

It´s human nature to take daily things for granted. But in recent years I´ve learnt to appreciate numerous things that only Iceland has to offer.

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Movie sets in Iceland

I´ve never realised how many movies have been shot in Iceland. Everyone from Batman and Lara Croft to Thor and James Bond have stepped foot on Icelandic soil to make movie history.

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Retro Stefson playing in Iðnó

Living in Iceland, it´s hard not to notice the diverse music scene that inhabits the island. What was supposed to be an easy Friday night just turned into a festival for my senses.

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Elmar Johnson

 •  3.11.12

Gunnar Nelson of Mjölnir

One of the things I´m really into these days is the UFC. It´s one of the fastest growing sports in the world and Iceland is no exception.  Recently Gunnar Nelson claimed his place in the history books (at least the Icelandic ones) by becoming the first Icelander to fight in the UFC.  The nation stood still while Gunnar, who is know for his calm mind, solidified his place within the UFC by way of submission in the first round.  Its unbelievable to me that Gunnar refined his skills in a little gym, Mjölnir, next to my house, unnoticed by most of the Icelandic population.  If you´re into MMA, BJJ or any other combat sport and find yourself in Reykjavik - don´t hesitate to swing by Mjölnir for a friendly roll.

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Prikid in downtown Reykjavik

  When traveling around the world, either for work or simply for vacation, you learn to appreciate all the smalls things back home. For me, one of these things are the local coffee shops in Iceland.

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I´m one of the founders of Guide to Iceland and a medical school graduate. I´m used to guiding my friends from abroad around Iceland and can therefor help you out with all sorts of trip planning. I can help you find tours, accommodation, transportation and cultural activities. Send me a line and I'll get straight back to you ...

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