Quentin Bates

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Siglufjordur, northernmost town in Iceland, where the Dark Iceland crime series is set. Photograph: Jakob Gleby/wikimedia

Imagine a place. It’s pretty far away, a small town by the sea, only accessible through a mountain tunnel, shielded by majestic mountains, a place tha(...)

Ragnar Jónasson on Snowblind: “A young policeman, fresh out of police academy, moves to Siglufjordur for his first post. What I found fascinating to contemplate was the isolation a young man might experience when moving from a relatively big city like Reykjavik to this distant place in the dead of winter, having to deal with insomnia, depression, homesickness and claustrophobia, feeling that the mountains are moving in on him”

Imagine a place. It’s pretty far away, a small town by the sea, only accessible through a mountain tunnel, shielded by majestic mountains, a place tha(...)