Iceland’s main daily papers are the right-wing Morgunblaðið and the right-of-centre Fréttablaðið, available all over the country and giving thorough coverage of national and international news.

If your Icelandic isn’t up to it, there are roundups of the domestic news on Morgunblaðið’s English-language website and the Iceland Review. Reykjavík’s bookshops – and libraries around the country – also have copies of British and US newspapers, plus international magazines such as Time and National Geographic.

Iceland’s radio stations play a mind-numbingly repetitive menu of commercial pop, classical music and talk-back shows. The three television channels show a familiar mix of soaps, dramas, films and documentaries. All these media are predominantly Icelandic-language only, though films and TV shows are screened in their original language with subtitles.

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