Iceland

Country Iceland
Capital Reykjavik
Continent Europe
Currency Icelandic króna(ISK)
Languages Icelandic

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Settled by Norwegian and Celtic (Scottish and Irish) immigrants during the late 9th and 10th centuries A.D., Iceland boasts the world's oldest functioning legislative assembly, the Althing, established in 930. Independent for over 300 years, Iceland was subsequently ruled by Norway and Denmark. Fallout from the Askja volcano of 1875 devastated the Icelandic economy and caused widespread famine. Over the next quarter century, 20% of the island's population emigrated, mostly to Canada and the US. Limited home rule from Denmark was granted in 1874 and complete independence attained in 1944. The second half of the 20th century saw substantial economic growth driven primarily by the fishing industry. The economy diversified greatly after the country joined the European Economic Area in 1994, but Iceland was especially hard hit by the global financial crisis in the years following 2008. Literacy, longevity, and social cohesion are first rate by world standards.

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Iceland tops Europe as most expensive - Yahoo NewsIceland tops Europe as most expensive  Yahoo News

The hot springs of Iceland are not the only thing making tourists sweat, as a look at the hotel or lunch bill will tell you that most things cost more, sometimes much ...



Scientists honor Iceland's first glacier lost to climate change with plaque, eulogy | TheHill - The HillScientists honor Iceland's first glacier lost to climate change with plaque, eulogy | TheHill  The Hill

Scientists are memorializing Iceland's first glacier lost to climate change with a plaque and eulogy that will be unveiled in August. Rice University recently ...



Beyond Duterte's jokes: What you need to know about Iceland - RapplerBeyond Duterte's jokes: What you need to know about Iceland  Rappler

President Rodrigo Duterte jokes Iceland has 'too much ice' but past its geology, here are 6 things to know about the tiny island nation.



Iceland: Tourists find 50 pilot whales dead on beach - Deutsche WelleIceland: Tourists find 50 pilot whales dead on beach  Deutsche Welle

A group of American tourists spotted the whales during a helicopter tour over the west coast of the Nordic island. Although the huge aquatic mammals are ...



When in Iceland, give in to bibliomania - BusinessLineWhen in Iceland, give in to bibliomania  BusinessLine

It is difficult to stay away from books in Iceland where one in every 10 people is a published author.



Scientists Wrote a Eulogy for Iceland's First Glacier Lost to Climate Change - GizmodoScientists Wrote a Eulogy for Iceland's First Glacier Lost to Climate Change  Gizmodo

That may sound like an Onion headline, but alas, it is not. We've reached the point in our wild planetary experiment where humans are memorializing the things ...



Wargames: How Russia Practices Invading Iceland in War Games - The National Interest OnlineWargames: How Russia Practices Invading Iceland in War Games  The National Interest Online

It is very important to test these kind of long distance naval operations in advance as the troops and the vehicles on board, must remain combat worthy all the ...



Iceland goes bananas after plastic-free packaging woes - Yahoo FinanceIceland goes bananas after plastic-free packaging woes  Yahoo Finance

The supermarket is launching a new banana packaging trial after having to reintroduce plastic bags following issues with its paper band initiative.



Dozens of dead beached whales spotted by tourists on Iceland beach - NEWS.com.auDozens of dead beached whales spotted by tourists on Iceland beach  NEWS.com.au

Heartbreaking images have emerged of the moment American tourists discovered dozens of dead whales washed up on a remote beach during a helicopter ...



Iceland tries to bring back trees razed by the Vikings - CTV NewsIceland tries to bring back trees razed by the Vikings  CTV News

Before being colonised by the Vikings, Iceland was lush with forests but the fearsome warriors razed everything to the ground and the nation is now struggling to ...



Iceland replanting forests razed by the Vikings - Bangkok PostIceland replanting forests razed by the Vikings  Bangkok Post

REYKJAVIK: Before being colonised by the Vikings, Iceland was lush with forests but the fearsome warriors razed everything to the ground and the nation is now ...



Asda, Iceland, and Tesco issue recalls for Fruit Shoot, chicken dippers, cheese burgers and more - The SunAsda, Iceland, and Tesco issue recalls for Fruit Shoot, chicken dippers, cheese burgers and more  The Sun

SHOPPERS are being warned to check their cupboards and fridges as a whole range of different items have recently been recalled. Affected supermarkets ...



Tourists To Iceland In Second Quarter Of This Year Down By 20% From Last Year - Reykjavk GrapevineTourists To Iceland In Second Quarter Of This Year Down By 20% From Last Year  Reykjavk Grapevine

New data from Statistics Iceland shows that visitors to this country have declined, with Airbnb hardest hit, though with little change to hotel bookings.



The Canadian Towns That Icelanders Visit for a Taste of Their Past - Atlas ObscuraThe Canadian Towns That Icelanders Visit for a Taste of Their Past  Atlas Obscura

In a kitchen adjacent to her general store, Donna Austfjord mixes allspice, cloves, salt, pepper and tender quick meat cure, then spreads the mixture between ...



Dos and donts of an Iceland road trip - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostDos and donts of an Iceland road trip - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Here are some things to consider before going on a road trip to Iceland.



Why Iceland led UN resolution on PH drug war killings - RapplerWhy Iceland led UN resolution on PH drug war killings  Rappler

'For a small and peaceful country like Iceland, international law and the multilateral system is our sword, shield and shelter,' says Iceland's Ministry for Foreign ...



The weird magic of eiderdown | World news - The GuardianThe weird magic of eiderdown | World news  The Guardian

The long read: In Iceland, the harvesting of these precious feathers has created a peculiar bond between human and duck. What can this unique relationship ...



Duterte Considering Cutting Diplomatic Ties with Iceland - Iceland MonitorDuterte Considering Cutting Diplomatic Ties with Iceland  Iceland Monitor

Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, is seriously considering cutting diplomatic ties with Iceland, RV reports. The reason is the United Nations ...



Registration opened for World Geothermal Congress 2020, Iceland | Think GeoEnergy - Geothermal Energy News - ThinkGeoEnergyRegistration opened for World Geothermal Congress 2020, Iceland | Think GeoEnergy - Geothermal Energy News  ThinkGeoEnergy

Registration has opened for the World Geothermal Congress 2020 by the organisers in Reykjavik/ Iceland. The WGC is an event by the International Geothermal ...



Zack Seckler's best photograph: wild Iceland from the air - The GuardianZack Seckler's best photograph: wild Iceland from the air  The Guardian

'The pilot flew me around the volcanic coast in his tiny homemade plane with the door open and me hanging out taking pictures'



Iconic Airplane Wreck In South Iceland Riddled With Graffiti, Polish Media Reports - Reykjavk GrapevineIconic Airplane Wreck In South Iceland Riddled With Graffiti, Polish Media Reports  Reykjavk Grapevine

One of Iceland's eeriest landmarksthe wreck of a Douglas DC3 in South Icelandhas prompted outrage in Polish media, but locals are unfazed.



Icelandic Sheepdog Celebrated Today - IcelandReviewIcelandic Sheepdog Celebrated Today  IcelandReview

The fourth annual Icelandic Sheepdog Day will be celebrated across Iceland today, RV reports. The goal of the yearly event is to increase the breed's visibility.



Exploring Icelands geothermal wonders where volcanic activity keeps it cosy and inviting all year long - The CompassExploring Icelands geothermal wonders where volcanic activity keeps it cosy and inviting all year long  The Compass

Iceland, formed long ago by volcanoes, is known for its otherworldly landscape, with steaming fields and percolating mud. The volcanic activity produces ...



Last Words: Why It's Okay To Talk About Iceland's Wild Places - Reykjavk GrapevineLast Words: Why It's Okay To Talk About Iceland's Wild Places  Reykjavk Grapevine

Visitors want to feel waterfall spray on their facesbut they also want to keep their iPhone screens dry whilst documenting themselves doing it.



Iceland's Resolution Regarding Philippines Approved by UN - Iceland MonitorIceland's Resolution Regarding Philippines Approved by UN  Iceland Monitor

The United Nations Human Rights Council has approved a resolution, sponsored by Iceland, to launch an independent investigation into alleged crimes ...



Queen Mary 2 Expected Today - Iceland MonitorQueen Mary 2 Expected Today  Iceland Monitor

At 8 am today, the longest passenger ship ever to arrive in Iceland is expected to arrive in Sundahfn harbor in Reykjavk.



Maine investigates case of E. coli linked to Iceland outbreak - Food Safety NewsMaine investigates case of E. coli linked to Iceland outbreak  Food Safety News

A child in the United States is thought to be part of an E. coli outbreak linked to a farm in Iceland that has affected 21 people. A spokeswoman from Maine Center ...



Iceland Transit Passengers Down 43% Following WOW Collapse - Simple FlyingIceland Transit Passengers Down 43% Following WOW Collapse  Simple Flying

Since WOW Air closed its doors, the impact on the Icelandic economy has been painfully clear to see. The most recent statistics on tourist numbers show transit ...



Lightning Warning For South And West Iceland - Reykjavk GrapevineLightning Warning For South And West Iceland  Reykjavk Grapevine

Thunder and lightning are both predicted to be likely this afternoon in both the south and west today, RV reports. The Department of Civil Protection and ...



How To See Iceland On A Budget & Still Experience The Country Like A Local - BustleHow To See Iceland On A Budget & Still Experience The Country Like A Local  Bustle

The temperature of the beach water felt like a lukewarm hot tub around my feet, far warmer than the 50-degree Fahrenheit temperature permeating the air ...



How Iceland helped astronauts reach the Moon - BBC NewsHow Iceland helped astronauts reach the Moon  BBC News

Nasa searched the world for a training landscape that resembled the Moon - and settled on Iceland.



Iceland hopes PH will cooperate with UNHRC probe - Manila BulletinIceland hopes PH will cooperate with UNHRC probe  Manila Bulletin

Iceland expressed hope that the Philippines will cooperate with the United Nations Human Rights Councils (UNHCR) human rights probe in the country.



The Future Sound Of Iceland: Hermigervill Releases Two Albums In Six Months - Reykjavk GrapevineThe Future Sound Of Iceland: Hermigervill Releases Two Albums In Six Months  Reykjavk Grapevine

Whether you know it or not, you've probably heard the music of Hermigervill: producer, solo artist, collaborator, composter, multi-instrumentalist and more.



How You Should Go To Iceland Now - ForbesHow You Should Go To Iceland Now  Forbes

Given the tourism onslaught in Iceland the last few years, both for its majestic, ethereal scenery and its Game of Thrones locations, it's necessary to get good ...



Tourist from Iceland found dead at Manali homestay - India TodayTourist from Iceland found dead at Manali homestay  India Today

Hjalti Solvason (65) was found dead in the bathroom of a room at a homestay in Vashisht area of Manali, police added.



Art Meets Science In The Cold Wastelands Of Iceland - HackadayArt Meets Science In The Cold Wastelands Of Iceland  Hackaday

Although Iceland is now a popular destination for the day-tripping selfie-seeking Instagrammer who rents a 44, drives it off road onto delicate ecosystems and ...



New Icelandic Airline in the Making? - Iceland MonitorNew Icelandic Airline in the Making?  Iceland Monitor

A group of investors and two former WOW Air directors are currently working with an Irish investment fund to establish a new Icelandic low-cost airline on the ...



U.S. to expand and upgrade runways of old Cold War base in Iceland - defence-blog.comU.S. to expand and upgrade runways of old Cold War base in Iceland  defence-blog.com

The U.S. government is planning to expand runways and platforms of old Cold War base in Iceland so the base can handle heavy aircraft up to and including a ...



The truth about Iceland's overtourism crisis - Telegraph.co.ukThe truth about Iceland's overtourism crisis  Telegraph.co.uk

Is tourism killing Iceland? Going by recent media reports, it would be easy to assume the country made famous by Eyjafjallajkull and Game of Thrones has ...



US Vice President Mike Pence Wants To Visit Iceland - Reykjavk GrapevineUS Vice President Mike Pence Wants To Visit Iceland  Reykjavk Grapevine

America's VP Mike Pence is likely to visit Iceland in early September, according to unnamed sources within the Icelandic government.



Iceland's Highland Rescuers Particularly Busy This Summer - Reykjavk GrapevineIceland's Highland Rescuers Particularly Busy This Summer  Reykjavk Grapevine

Fair weather from the very start of summer has made for a busy season for the rescue workers of Iceland's Highlands.



Iceland Football Supporter To Visit Iceland For First Time After Crowdfund - Reykjavk GrapevineIceland Football Supporter To Visit Iceland For First Time After Crowdfund  Reykjavk Grapevine

Mohammad Sayed Majumder, a passionate supporter of the Icelandic football team, will visit Iceland from Bangladesh after a diligent fundraising effort by Tlfan, ...



Icelanders tire of disrespectful Instagram influencers - BBC NewsIcelanders tire of disrespectful Instagram influencers  BBC News

With more than 10 million images on Instagram, Iceland is a popular destination among tourists wanting to get the perfect picture. The Nordic country has long ...



Iceland's Scariest Road - Iceland MonitorIceland's Scariest Road  Iceland Monitor

The scariest road in Iceland may be Svalvogavegur road, along the coast between Drafjrur and Arnarfjrur fjords in the West Fjords.



Shooting High-Res Thermal Photos of Iceland to Show Nature at Work - PetaPixelShooting High-Res Thermal Photos of Iceland to Show Nature at Work  PetaPixel

A computer vision engineer by day and photographer by night, I never take the path most traveled, especially when it comes to imaging technology. Thermal ...



American Government Taking Bids for Airport Construction Project - IcelandReviewAmerican Government Taking Bids for Airport Construction Project  IcelandReview

The United States government has published a call requesting contractor bids for the design and construction of a new security area at the Keflavk airport, Vsir ...



Watch: Iceland 'heatwave' a little more manageable at a comfortable 20C - Euronews EnglishWatch: Iceland 'heatwave' a little more manageable at a comfortable 20C  Euronews English

In the eastern town of Eglisstadir, temperatures have almost reached 22C and activities in the sun are in full swing.



Foreign Residents Increased by 5.8% - IcelandReviewForeign Residents Increased by 5.8%  IcelandReview

There were 46,717 foreign citizens residing in Iceland as of July 1, 2019, and they have increased by around 2,561 since December 1, 2018, or 5.8%. During the ...



Will Vigur Island Be Sold to Foreign Buyer? - Iceland MonitorWill Vigur Island Be Sold to Foreign Buyer?  Iceland Monitor

It should become clear next week whether the island Vigur in safjarardjp, the West Fjords, will be sold.



Tourism, High Yields Lure Investors to Iceland - Wall Street JournalTourism, High Yields Lure Investors to Iceland  Wall Street Journal

Investors are buying government debt from Iceland, illustrating how the world-wide bond rally has pushed many beyond traditional havens in pursuit of higher ...



A guide to Hallgrmskirkja, Iceland - National GeographicA guide to Hallgrmskirkja, Iceland  National Geographic

Located in the heart of Reykjavk, the striking Hallgrmskirkja towers over Iceland's colorful capital. Not only is it visible from almost every corner of the city, ...



Iceland issues urgent recall on chicken dippers over choking risk - Coventry TelegraphIceland issues urgent recall on chicken dippers over choking risk  Coventry Telegraph

Shoppers have been urged to return them to the store.



Reykjavk Throws Out ISK 4.5 Billion Worth of Food Yearly - IcelandReviewReykjavk Throws Out ISK 4.5 Billion Worth of Food Yearly  IcelandReview

It's estimated that Reykjavk residents throw out ISK 4.5 billion ($35.99m/32.1m) worth of food every year, Vsir reports. Food waste in the capital has been ...



Buzz off! Midge song heralds start of Icelandic summer - BBC NewsBuzz off! Midge song heralds start of Icelandic summer  BBC News

The appearance of the biting midge in parts of Iceland where the insect is uncommon has alarmed residents and inspired a song.



Iceland Is Europe's Most Expensive Country - Iceland MonitorIceland Is Europe's Most Expensive Country  Iceland Monitor

Yes, we knew it Iceland is expensive. This is evident in a new report from Eurostat, comparing price levels of consumer goods and services in 37 European ...



Iceland warns Barrow public chicken dippers may contain plastics - NW Evening MailIceland warns Barrow public chicken dippers may contain plastics  NW Evening Mail

ICELAND stores across the UK have had to recall all its 60 Crispy Chicken Dippers as some packs may contain pieces of hard plastic.



Iceland exports more seafood, earnings increase - SeafoodSourceIceland exports more seafood, earnings increase  SeafoodSource

Seafood exporters in Iceland shipped 670000 metric tons (MT) of fisheries and aquaculture products worth NOK 240 billion.



Photos And Video: A Midnight Rainbow Over Iceland - Reykjavk GrapevinePhotos And Video: A Midnight Rainbow Over Iceland  Reykjavk Grapevine

A perfect combination of weather conditions, latitude and time of year created the unique phenomenon of the midnight rainbow in Iceland last night.



Indian Fans are Spamming Iceland Cricket With Visa Requests After Hilarious Offer for Ambati Rayudu - News18Indian Fans are Spamming Iceland Cricket With Visa Requests After Hilarious Offer for Ambati Rayudu  News18

Flustered but brazen as always, Iceland cricket pleaded people to stop sending emails with requests for visas and a chance to play for their team, adding that ...



Krispy Kreme Bids Adieu To Iceland - Reykjavk GrapevineKrispy Kreme Bids Adieu To Iceland  Reykjavk Grapevine

After barely three years in operation, the Krispy Kreme will be leaving Iceland at last, Vsir reports. There are three main locationsKringlan, Skeifan and ...



Worldwide Bike Rentals: Dusting It Up In Iceland - RideApartWorldwide Bike Rentals: Dusting It Up In Iceland  RideApart

In this Worldwide Rentals series, we document motorcycle rentals and traveling advice in different countries. In this article, we take a look at Iceland.



Emirates Considers Direct Flights From Dubai To Iceland - Simple FlyingEmirates Considers Direct Flights From Dubai To Iceland  Simple Flying

Middle Eastern carrier Emirates is reportedly considering flights to Iceland. The carrier is reported in Icelandic press as having sent a delegation to Keflavik ...



Fertility Rate in Iceland at Historic Low - Iceland MonitorFertility Rate in Iceland at Historic Low  Iceland Monitor

The fertility rate in Iceland is at a historic low, Frttablai reports. It's between 1.7 and 1.8 children per woman. This rate has generally been high in Iceland ...



Watch: Iceland's melting Vatnajkull National Park fights for World Heritage Status - EuronewsWatch: Iceland's melting Vatnajkull National Park fights for World Heritage Status  Euronews

The area is so unlike anything else on earth that it has been used as a case study by astronauts.



WilkinsonEyre Design Tropical Biodome in Iceland - ArchDailyWilkinsonEyre Design Tropical Biodome in Iceland  ArchDaily

WilkinsonEyre has gained planning permission for a major biodome complex in the Reykjavik region of Iceland, designed in collaboration with a local design ...



WilkinsonEyre designs biodome complex for Iceland - DezeenWilkinsonEyre designs biodome complex for Iceland  Dezeen

Two gently undulating greenhouses will occupy the Aldin Biodomes complex, which WilkinsonEyre has designed for Elliardalur valley in Iceland.



The beauty and nuances of Iceland, through a multidisciplinary lens - Penn: Office of University CommunicationsThe beauty and nuances of Iceland, through a multidisciplinary lens  Penn: Office of University Communications

Tracing a circular path around Iceland, the students in Alain Plante's Penn Global Seminar saw firsthand the nation's unique geology, culture, politics, energy, ...



Tan Wants to Build Luxury Hotel in Iceland - Iceland MonitorTan Wants to Build Luxury Hotel in Iceland  Iceland Monitor

The future owner of Icelandair Hotels, Vincent Tan, believes that the Icelandic hotel market has great opportunities for connecting Iceland and Asia. He'd like to ...



Impending Child Deportations From Iceland Troubling, Defy International Law, UNICEF Says - Reykjavk GrapevineImpending Child Deportations From Iceland Troubling, Defy International Law, UNICEF Says  Reykjavk Grapevine

Two impending deportations are in direct violation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF says, and not for the first time. One of these ...



E. Coli Traced to Farm in Southwest Iceland - Iceland MonitorE. Coli Traced to Farm in Southwest Iceland  Iceland Monitor

The E. coli infection, which so far has affected ten children in the capital area, has now been traced to the travel *service* farm Efstidalur II, Southwest Iceland.



What We Can Learn About Happiness from Iceland - Greater Good Science Center at UC BerkeleyWhat We Can Learn About Happiness from Iceland  Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley

The World Happiness Report comes out every year, providing some data about how well-being varies from country to country and how it shifts within a country ...



Icelanders Top the List in Social Media Usage - Iceland MonitorIcelanders Top the List in Social Media Usage  Iceland Monitor

The use of social media is more common in Iceland than in any other country within the European Economic Area, according to Eurostat.



Iceland needs condoms in SCHOOLS: Doctor raises alarm on syphilis & chlamydia outbreak - RTIceland needs condoms in SCHOOLS: Doctor raises alarm on syphilis & chlamydia outbreak  RT

Negligence towards safe sex by Icelanders and the visits by many foreigners have led to the country having the highest rate of syphilis and chlamydia in Europe, ...



Icelandic Names Will No Longer Be Gendered - IcelandReviewIcelandic Names Will No Longer Be Gendered  IcelandReview

Icelandic given names will no longer be differentiated as being male or female in the national naming registry, RV reports. This means that anyone will be ...



Concerned about Foreign Visitors to Farm - Iceland MonitorConcerned about Foreign Visitors to Farm  Iceland Monitor

A total of 16 children have been diagnosed with an E. coli infection in Iceland in recent weeks, RV reports. Four were diagnosed yesterday. The latest cases ...



Icelanders Demand Government Action Over Words Regarding Refugee Children - Reykjavk GrapevineIcelanders Demand Government Action Over Words Regarding Refugee Children  Reykjavk Grapevine

The rhetoric from the party leading the government is strong, but many Icelanders believe Parliament can already take action to save refugee children.



Long Live the People in Iceland - Iceland MonitorLong Live the People in Iceland  Iceland Monitor

In 2018, the average life expectancy of men in Iceland was 81.0 years, and 84.1 years for women.



Iceland Poised to Cut Rates Again to Help Economy - BloombergIceland Poised to Cut Rates Again to Help Economy  Bloomberg

Iceland is leading the way in interest rate cuts as the tiny North Atlantic island seeks to head off a recession amid a slump in its tourism industry.



Krispy Kreme to Close in Iceland - IcelandReviewKrispy Kreme to Close in Iceland  IcelandReview

The American doughnut chain Krispy Kreme will close in Iceland, mbl.is reports. The company operated three locations in Iceland, all of which were inside ...



Phallic Symbols Removed from Mountain - Iceland MonitorPhallic Symbols Removed from Mountain  Iceland Monitor

For the past few days, volunteers have worked hard at removing marks left recently by vandals on the slopes of Helgafell mountain in Hafnarfjrur.



For The First Time In 17 Years: Iceland Will Not Hunt Any Whales This Summer - Reykjavk GrapevineFor The First Time In 17 Years: Iceland Will Not Hunt Any Whales This Summer  Reykjavk Grapevine

The lack of any real market for whale meat has prompted Iceland's whalers to forego the hunt this season, for the first time since 2003.



Massive Iceberg Spotted Close To Northwest Iceland - Reykjavk GrapevineMassive Iceberg Spotted Close To Northwest Iceland  Reykjavk Grapevine

An iceberg nearly twice the size of the Kringlan mall has been spotted off the northwest coast of Iceland, but is quickly melting and breaking apart.



Tourists Spend More than Before - Iceland MonitorTourists Spend More than Before  Iceland Monitor

In June, card expenditure of tourists in Iceland exceeded that of June, last year.



Cold front from Iceland coming with weather set to be wet this week - The Irish TimesCold front from Iceland coming with weather set to be wet this week  The Irish Times

Sunday and Monday will be warm and sunny but Tuesday will bring wet conditions.



Dozens of whales wash up on Icelandic beach - The TelegraphDozens of whales wash up on Icelandic beach  The Telegraph

Dozens of beached whales have been discovered on a secluded stretch of sand in west Iceland where people rarely tread.



ICELAND 06/21/2019 Icelandic ranger's eight-year-long photo essay shows glaciers melting away - FRANCE 24ICELAND 06/21/2019 Icelandic ranger's eight-year-long photo essay shows glaciers melting away  FRANCE 24

Follow international news through our Observers' amateur images and eyewitness testimony. All the *content* is verified and explained by our journalists.



Iceland tourist numbers collapse after years of overtourism - TravellerIceland tourist numbers collapse after years of overtourism  Traveller

Gudrun Asta Gunnarsdottir found herself at ground zero of Iceland's latest crisis. Four months into her second pregnancy, the 33-year-old check-in desk operator ...



The River of The Trembling Spirit An Unsupported Crossing of Iceland By Ski, Packraft and on Foot - ExplorersWebThe River of The Trembling Spirit An Unsupported Crossing of Iceland By Ski, Packraft and on Foot  ExplorersWeb

I was jolted awake by another violent gust of wind; the driver mumbled an apology as he struggled to keep the van on the.



"Sugar Tax" Possibly On The Horizon In Iceland - Reykjavk Grapevine"Sugar Tax" Possibly On The Horizon In Iceland  Reykjavk Grapevine

After previous attempts led to lukewarm results, the Directorate of Health is taking another stab at a sugar tax, which could be at 20% or higher.



Iceland-induced insanity - INQUIRER.netIceland-induced insanity  INQUIRER.net

In millennialspeak, Iceland is cancelledt. Sundry officials and allies of the Duterte administration are hopping mad at the Nordic island nation for having dared to ...



From Iceland to Spain heatwave grips Europe - Euronews EnglishFrom Iceland to Spain heatwave grips Europe  Euronews English

From Iceland to Spain, no country has escaped the heatwave in Europe.



Food Of Iceland: Kleinur - Reykjavk GrapevineFood Of Iceland: Kleinur  Reykjavk Grapevine

With Krispy Kreme shutting down operations in Iceland, there's all the more reason to appreciate the Kleinur, Iceland's rugged equivalent of a doughnut.



E. Coli-Infected Children Out of Hospital - Iceland MonitorE. Coli-Infected Children Out of Hospital  Iceland Monitor

The E. coli outbreak, traced to the farm Efstidalur II, Southwest Iceland, seems to be abating, and the children who were hospitalized in Iceland with the infection ...



Berjaya Land buys luxury hotels in Iceland for US$54m - New Straits TimesBerjaya Land buys luxury hotels in Iceland for US$54m  New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR: Berjaya Land Bhd (BLand) is buying a 75 per cent stake in Icelandair Hotels ehf for US$53.63 million (or RM222.03 million).



Deplar Farm Owners Buy More Land - Iceland MonitorDeplar Farm Owners Buy More Land  Iceland Monitor

The American owners of the luxury lodge Deplar Farm have purchased land in Svarfaardalur valley, which they intend to use for tourist services.



Having A Ball With Simon Le Bon: Duran Duran In Iceland - Reykjavk GrapevineHaving A Ball With Simon Le Bon: Duran Duran In Iceland  Reykjavk Grapevine

If someone in Glasgow asks you if you are a Celtics or Rangers fan, simply stating that you don't follow football won't cut it. It will inevitably be followed by: but if ...



WOW Cyclothon About to Get Rolling - Iceland MonitorWOW Cyclothon About to Get Rolling  Iceland Monitor

The eighth WOW Cyclothon begins in Reykjavk tonight and runs through Saturday, Morgunblai reports. The country's largest cycling race continues to carry ...



Man Arrested for Soliciting Prostitution in Downtown Reykjavk - IcelandReviewMan Arrested for Soliciting Prostitution in Downtown Reykjavk  IcelandReview

A man was arrested on suspicion of soliciting prostitution in downtown Reykjavk in the early hours of Thursday morning, Vsir reports. According to police, they ...



Fireworks under Fire - Iceland MonitorFireworks under Fire  Iceland Monitor

Will the fireworks display on Culture Night, planned for August 24, in Reykjavk this summer, be the festival's last?



American Military Putting $57 Million Towards Icelandic Base - Reykjavk GrapevineAmerican Military Putting $57 Million Towards Icelandic Base  Reykjavk Grapevine

According to a declassified 2020 fiscal budget report from the US Department of Defense, the US military plans to spend some $57 million USD on the Keflavk ...