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Time’s Tide

Time’s Tide
  • Author(s): Adrian Harvey
  • Location(s): Iceland, Cambridge
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Mid 19th to early 20th centuries

A father and son struggle to overcome the distance between them. Each is drawn irresistibly to an unforgiving landscape, one that has been the scene of tragedy and loss. The son’s return to the northern shore he abandoned as...

Trap

Trap
  • Author(s): Lilja Sigurdardottir
  • Location(s): Reykjavik
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 2011

Happily settled in Florida, Sonja believes she’s finally escaped the trap set by unscrupulous drug lords. But when her son Tomas is taken, she’s back to square one … and Iceland. Her lover, Agla, is awaiting sentencing for financial...

Unraveled: A Novel about a Meltdown

Unraveled: A Novel about a Meltdown
  • Author(s): Alda Sigmundsdóttir
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2008

After a 12-year absence from Iceland, Frida returns home with her husband Damien, a suave and sophisticated British diplomat who has just been made Ambassador to Iceland. It is summer 2008, and the global economy is on shaky ground....

Whiteout (Dark Iceland)

Whiteout (Dark Iceland)
  • Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
  • Location(s): Kalfshamarsvik
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Two days before Christmas, a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of the deserted village of Kálfshamarvík. Did she jump, or did something more sinister take place beneath the lighthouse and the abandoned old house on the...

Jar City (1)

Jar City (1)
  • Author(s): Arnaldur Indridason
  • Location(s): Reykjavik
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

A man is found murdered in his Reykjavik flat. There are no obvious clues apart from a cryptic note left on the body and a photograph of a young girl’s grave. Delving into the dead man’s life Detective Erlendur...

Burial Rites

Burial Rites
  • Author(s): Hannah Kent
  • Location(s): Iceland, Kornsa
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1829

In northern Iceland, 1829, Agnes Magnúsdóttir is condemned to death for her part in the brutal murder of her lover. Agnes is sent to wait out her final months on the farm of district office Jón Jónsson, his wife...

Ashes to Dust

Ashes to Dust
  • Author(s): Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
  • Location(s): Heimaey
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 1973 to present

Thóra peered at the floor, but couldn’t see anything that could have frightened Markús that much, only three mounds of dust. She moved the light of her torch over them. It took her some time to realize what she...

The Heart of Man

The Heart of Man
  • Author(s): Jón Kalman Stefánsson
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Fiction

After coming through the blizzard that almost cost them everything, Jens and the boy are far from home, in a fishing community at the edge of the world. Taken in by the village doctor, the boy once again has...

Winterlude

Winterlude
  • Author(s): A S A Harrison, Quentin Bates
  • Location(s): Iceland, Reykjavik
  • Genre(s): Crime, Novella
  • Era(s): Modern

It’s a bitter winter morning when Sergeant Gunnhildur is called to the scene of a violent killing in an abandoned industrial unit. Gunna and her sidekick Helgi quickly find that the battered victim had no shortage of enemies. The...

The Ice Lands

The Ice Lands
  • Author(s): Steinar Bragi
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Horror, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Set against Iceland’s volcanic hinterlands, four thirty-somethings from Reykjavik – the reckless hedonist Egill; the recovering alcoholic Hrafin; and their partners Anna and Vigdis – embark on an ambitious camping trip, their jeep packed with supplies. Victims of the...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition! Entries close 6th November

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media