That Time Hitler’s Girlfriend Visited Iceland and the British Invaded

“The location of this small island nation, along with its people and economy, played an unexpected and crucial role in the outcome of the Second World War.”

Source: Hakai Magazine
Published: May 11, 2021
Length: 18 minutes (4,500 words)

Killing of a Young Woman Grips Iceland

Iceland’s crime rates aren’t typically plagued with carnage—an average of two people are murdered per year—which why the case of Birna Brjansdottir, a 20-year-old sales associate who disappeared after a night out in Reykjavik in early January and whose body was recently found on a beach south of the city, has thrown the country into a tailspin. There have been no arrests so far, though two sailors from Greenland (a country with similarly low crime statistics) have been questioned, so come for the still-unfolding murder mystery and stay for the Viking SWAT Team, the special ops group that features prominently in the investigation.

Published: Jan 23, 2017
Length: 4 minutes (1,200 words)