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 hosts first major international #MeToo conference - The GuardianIceland hosts first major international #MeToo conference  The Guardian

The first major international conference exploring the #MeToo movement is taking place in Reykjavik on Tuesday, hosted by the Icelandic prime minister, who ...



Over 39000 Shotguns in Iceland - Iceland MonitorOver 39000 Shotguns in Iceland  Iceland Monitor

Altogether, 7856 shotguns were newly registered in Iceland from 2010 through July 2019.



OECD: Iceland Must Diversify And Reform Its Economy To Help Avoid Major Shocks - Reykjavk GrapevineOECD: Iceland Must Diversify And Reform Its Economy To Help Avoid Major Shocks  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland is effectively putting far too many of its eggs in one basket, a new survey from the OECD details. They recommend Iceland diversify its economy and cut ...



WOW air collapse: the gap in Iceland aviation remains - CAPA - Centre for AviationWOW air collapse: the gap in Iceland aviation remains  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Total airline seat capacity in Iceland this year is set to plummet by more than a quarter versus 2018. This marks a sharp reversal of the strong double digit growth ...



Vikings probably hunted Iceland's walruses to extinction for ivory - New Scientist NewsVikings probably hunted Iceland's walruses to extinction for ivory  New Scientist News

Iceland had a unique population of walruses that disappeared after people first settled there probably because the Vikings hunted them to extinction.



Dynjandi Donated to the Icelandic State - IcelandReviewDynjandi Donated to the Icelandic State  IcelandReview

The estate of Dynjandi by Arnarfjrur to the Icelandic state, by RARIK- Iceland State Electricity. The donation was made on the occasion of the Republic of ...



Woman In Iceland Apparently Goes Missing, Then Joins A Search Party To Find... Herself - ScoopWhoopWoman In Iceland Apparently Goes Missing, Then Joins A Search Party To Find... Herself  ScoopWhoop

Whenever a person goes missing, it's naturally a scary situation. And everyone knows that it's in the initial hours that you have the highest chance of finding the ...



Ive Been Living In Iceland For A Year Now Photographing Its Beauty - First NewspaperIve Been Living In Iceland For A Year Now Photographing Its Beauty  First Newspaper

Two years back I finally took my driver's license, and as a treat when it'd be altogether done, I would move to Iceland. This month, I've been living on.



Backed By Ballarin, Icelands WOW Air Will Fly Again - ForbesBacked By Ballarin, Icelands WOW Air Will Fly Again  Forbes

When Iceland's budget carrier WOW Air went bankrupt in March this year, few expected the carrier to be back in the skies within the year.



'Big Plastic' firms are pressuring us to abandon our green efforts, Iceland boss says - iNews'Big Plastic' firms are pressuring us to abandon our green efforts, Iceland boss says  iNews

Plastic manufacturers are putting 'huge pressure' on UK supermarkets to abandon their efforts to eliminate plastic from their stores, Iceland CEO Richard Walker ...



Icelands slowdown underlines the need to fix structural issues - The European StingIcelands slowdown underlines the need to fix structural issues  The European Sting

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Sound macroeconomic policies and favourable external conditions have enabled Iceland's economy to ...



Iceland to launch 'plastic free Christmas' range | News - Retail WeekIceland to launch 'plastic free Christmas' range | News  Retail Week

Iceland is to unveil a dedicated plastic-free Christmas range for the golden quarter as it seeks to drive forward the retail industry's sustainability agenda.



MeToo Conference Opens in Iceland - Iceland MonitorMeToo Conference Opens in Iceland  Iceland Monitor

The first major international MeToo conference opens this afternoon at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavk.



Icelanders Work Fewer Hours than Most - Iceland MonitorIcelanders Work Fewer Hours than Most  Iceland Monitor

The average number of annual hours worked was lower in Iceland than in most OECD countries in 2018.



Women's bodies in firing line, Iceland PM says at first #MeToo summit - National PostWomen's bodies in firing line, Iceland PM says at first #MeToo summit  National Post

By Sonia ElksLONDON, Sept 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Women are losing control of their own bodies as aggressive nationalism sweeps the world, ...



VIDEO: Pilot Whales Cavort With Kayakers In Iceland - Reykjavk GrapevineVIDEO: Pilot Whales Cavort With Kayakers In Iceland  Reykjavk Grapevine

A pod of pilot whales decided to swim close to, and galavant about, a group of kayakers near Akureyri last Friday, Frttablai reports. Sigrur r Unnarsdttir ...



President Ram Nath Kovind holds bilateral talks with Iceland president - India TodayPresident Ram Nath Kovind holds bilateral talks with Iceland president  India Today

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday thanked the Iceland government for understanding India's core concerns as he held talks with the country's president on ...



Iceland's the new Finland - Slipped DiscIceland's the new Finland  Slipped Disc

Baritone Johann Kristinsson has won the Stella Maris singing competition with a prize of 15,000 Euros. Iceland's starting to look like the new Finland. Johann is ...



What happened to the unique Icelandic walrus? The Vikings ate it - HaaretzWhat happened to the unique Icelandic walrus? The Vikings ate it  Haaretz

The smoking harpoon behind the mysterious disappearance of the Icelandic walrus is the timing, archaeologists say: The unique pinniped vanished shortly after ...



Earth Trembles in Southwest Iceland - Iceland MonitorEarth Trembles in Southwest Iceland  Iceland Monitor

An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 was detected at 6:06 this morning, about 3 km (1.9 miles) northeast of Grindavk, Southwest Iceland.



Iceland Seafood International hf: Share options granted Iceland Stock Exchange:ICESEA - GlobeNewswireIceland Seafood International hf: Share options granted Iceland Stock Exchange:ICESEA  GlobeNewswire

The board of Iceland Seafood International has today the 17th September 2019, granted 14.780.000 share options to members of key management within the ...



Icelandic Composer Receives Emmy Award - Iceland MonitorIcelandic Composer Receives Emmy Award  Iceland Monitor

Last night, Icelandic composer Hildur Gunadttir won an Emmy award for her score to the HBO series Chernobyl at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmys.



Iceland's 'missing' tourist becomes the butt of international joke - New Zealand HeraldIceland's 'missing' tourist becomes the butt of international joke  New Zealand Herald

The internet is in hysterics over the story of a tourist who joined a search party to find a missing member of a tour group without realising she was the missing ...



OECD: Iceland needs to diversify economy - Public Finance InternationalOECD: Iceland needs to diversify economy  Public Finance International

A slowdown in the Icelandic economy should spur the country on to diversify its economy, the OECD has said.



Glacial Flood in Skaft River - Iceland MonitorGlacial Flood in Skaft River  Iceland Monitor

A small glacial flood in Skaft river, South Iceland, has been reported by the Icelandic Met Office.



Tension within Icelandic Police - Iceland MonitorTension within Icelandic Police  Iceland Monitor

There is tension within the Icelandic police force these days. National Police Commissioner Haraldur Johannessen has been criticized by many police officers ...



The Rise and Fall of Icelands Tourism Miracle - SkiftThe Rise and Fall of Icelands Tourism Miracle  Skift

Down in the icy tunnel, the glacier is sweating. A dozen tourists slip around in the dark, taking selfies and scooping water into bottles from slushy.



Iceland: Songvapkennin 2020 dates set: submission window open - esctoday.comIceland: Songvapkennin 2020 dates set: submission window open  esctoday.com

RUV, the Icelandic national broadcaster, has set the date for its forthcoming Eurovision 2020 national selection, Songvapkennin, and opened the submission ...



Pride flags greet Mike Pence on arrival in Iceland - The GuardianPride flags greet Mike Pence on arrival in Iceland  The Guardian

Iceland's president also pictured wearing rainbow bracelet to meet US vice-president.



Icelanders can't remember a hotter summer. It's nice, and worrying - CNNIcelanders can't remember a hotter summer. It's nice, and worrying  CNN

Helga gmundardttir has been feeling a bit guilty this summer. The Icelandic academic lives on the coast in Reykjavik and isn't used to sitting on her balcony ...



Why You Should Skip Iceland And Go To These 9 Under-the-Radar Places - ForbesWhy You Should Skip Iceland And Go To These 9 Under-the-Radar Places  Forbes

Interest in Greenlandwhich has been called the new Icelandhas been skyrocketing, thanks to Donald Trump and more. Here, icebergs float in a fjord with ...



Icelands Economic Downturn Nears Bottom Amid Tourism Collapse - BloombergIcelands Economic Downturn Nears Bottom Amid Tourism Collapse  Bloomberg

Iceland's central bank is prepared to cut interest rates again as an economic downturn is nearing a bottom amid a collapse in its tourism industry. Central bank ...



Pences security detail raises eyebrows in peaceful Iceland - The Washington PostPences security detail raises eyebrows in peaceful Iceland  The Washington Post

Vice President Pence and his extensive security detail raised eyebrows on Wednesday as they traveled through the capital city of Iceland, a famously peaceful ...



Bishop Expresses Regret Over Minister's Moral Infractions - IcelandReviewBishop Expresses Regret Over Minister's Moral Infractions  IcelandReview

The Bishop of Iceland Agnes M. Sigurardttir has met with the five women who accused rev. lafur Jhannsson of sexual harassment and reported him to the ...



Two elderly men found dead on cruise ship bound for Dublin from Iceland - The Irish SunTwo elderly men found dead on cruise ship bound for Dublin from Iceland  The Irish Sun

The men, both from the UK, were on board the Marella Explorer vessel as it sailed from Iceland to Ireland on Sunday.



President of India Visits Iceland - Iceland MonitorPresident of India Visits Iceland  Iceland Monitor

President of India Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind arrived in Iceland on a state visit this morning, along with their entourage.



Iceland's Parliament May Soon Seek Greater Control Over Militarisation Plans - Reykjavk GrapevineIceland's Parliament May Soon Seek Greater Control Over Militarisation Plans  Reykjavk Grapevine

As US military interest in Iceland grows, an MP seeks to grant Parliament more power over whether and how the NATO base in Keflavk is developed.



Icelands Purple Planes Are Grounded, and With Them, Its Economy - The New York TimesIcelands Purple Planes Are Grounded, and With Them, Its Economy  The New York Times

REYKJAVIK, Iceland In retrospect, it was probably not a fantastic idea to leave Iceland's economic fortunes tethered to an airline called WOW. Before it ...



Puffins' Pylsur Popular in Tokyo - Iceland MonitorPuffins' Pylsur Popular in Tokyo  Iceland Monitor

When two 19-year-old Japanese friends with a limited budget visited Iceland in 2004, they were delighted to discover a food stand selling pylsur Icelandic ...



The Ultimate Guide to Iceland - Gear PatrolThe Ultimate Guide to Iceland  Gear Patrol

Iceland sees more than 2 million visitors a year. We've put together our best tips on what to see, what to pack and how to do it right.



Concerns About Military Build-Up In Iceland OpEd - Eurasia ReviewConcerns About Military Build-Up In Iceland OpEd  Eurasia Review

By Lowana Veal. It was widely believed that the U.S. military left Iceland in 2006 when they abandoned the base adjoining Iceland's international airport at ...



With poetry and letter to future, Iceland performs funeral for lost Okjokull glacier - India TodayWith poetry and letter to future, Iceland performs funeral for lost Okjokull glacier  India Today

With poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Icelandic officials, activists and others bade goodbye to ...



Take a tour of North Staffordshire's newest supermarket (and shoppers love it!) - Stoke-on-Trent LiveTake a tour of North Staffordshire's newest supermarket (and shoppers love it!)  Stoke-on-Trent Live

Customers were queuing to get in the new store this morning.



First-ever Iceland cafe to open in Devon where you can also buy frozen food from their menu - The SunFirst-ever Iceland cafe to open in Devon where you can also buy frozen food from their menu  The Sun

ICELAND is opening its first-ever caf where customers can try and buy frozen food from the supermarket. The new eatery will be based in a new The Range ...



Icelanders Still Love Facebook - IcelandReviewIcelanders Still Love Facebook  IcelandReview

Although Facebook and its negative impacts have been under a great deal of discussion in Iceland of late, just under 50% of Icelanders still feel positively about ...



Found His Father at Age 29 - Iceland MonitorFound His Father at Age 29  Iceland Monitor

lafur Rowell never felt Scandinavian, despite having an Icelandic mother and a Swedish father. He was interviewed by Morgunblai journalist Gurn ...



Kvika banki hf. completes auction of bills Iceland Stock Exchange:KVIKA - GlobeNewswireKvika banki hf. completes auction of bills Iceland Stock Exchange:KVIKA  GlobeNewswire

Kvika banki hf. has concluded an offering of 6-month bills in the new series KVB 20 0319. Total offers for bills in the auction amounted to ISK 2,300 million and ...



Iceland's Prime Minister Says She'll Skip Mike Pence's Visit, Citing 'Prior Commitments' - TIMEIceland's Prime Minister Says She'll Skip Mike Pence's Visit, Citing 'Prior Commitments'  TIME

(REYKJAVIK, Iceland) Iceland's leader has announced that she will skip U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's visit to her Nordic nation, opting instead to keep ...



Iceland holds funeral for lost glacier - NBCNews.comIceland holds funeral for lost glacier  NBCNews.com

Icelandic officials and activists bade goodbye to what once was a glacier, with poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the need to fight climate ...



Iceland: Stalling tourism buts economy at risk - IceNewsIceland: Stalling tourism buts economy at risk  IceNews

Sound macroeconomic policies and favourable external conditions have enabled Iceland's economy to emerge stronger from a decade of post-crisis ...



Rescuing Puffins in Iceland - Ricochet.comRescuing Puffins in Iceland  Ricochet.com

Or, How I found myself at the top of a cliff in a strange country holding a bird in my hands. Puffins are true sea birds the first thing young puffins do when they ...



Ready to Die For Picture - Iceland MonitorReady to Die For Picture  Iceland Monitor

We've heard of pictures to die for. But one tourist in Iceland seems to take that term literally.



Iceland's PM will meet with Pence on Wednesday: government - ReutersIceland's PM will meet with Pence on Wednesday: government  Reuters

(Reuters) - Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir will meet with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday, her government said, despite earlier ...



Iceland Beats Hungary 4:1 - Iceland MonitorIceland Beats Hungary 4:1  Iceland Monitor

The Icelandic women's national soccer team beat Hungary 4:1 at Laugardalsvllur arena in Reykjavk last night.



'Pence Is S**t': LGBTQ+ Groups Protest Veep's Visit to Iceland - Out Magazine'Pence Is S**t': LGBTQ+ Groups Protest Veep's Visit to Iceland  Out Magazine

Around 300 people rallied to tell Mike Pence that hate is not welcome.



Icelandic Skyr Cheaper Abroad Than in Iceland - IcelandReviewIcelandic Skyr Cheaper Abroad Than in Iceland  IcelandReview

sey brand skyr is cheaper in grocery stores in Finland and Britain than it is in Iceland, Vsir reports. But although some Icelandic consumers are crying foul, the ...



Iceland add nine Slimming World dishes to their range - including onion gravy - Daily StarIceland add nine Slimming World dishes to their range - including onion gravy  Daily Star

Slimming World now has an exclusive autumn range at Iceland.



Commercial Property: Iceland store in Dungannon for sale with asking price close to 700,000 - Belfast TelegraphCommercial Property: Iceland store in Dungannon for sale with asking price close to 700,000  Belfast Telegraph

The supermarket on Scotch Street in Dungannon is let to Iceland until July 2027 on a rent of 55,500 per annum. The purpose-built food store measures around ...



Tesla officially launches in Iceland - ElectrekTesla officially launches in Iceland  Electrek

Tesla is now officially launching in Iceland with its first (and likely only) location opening in the country and orders for Model S, Model X, and Model 3 can now be ...



Iceland rolls out Nationwide Alerting System, powered by Everbridge - Continuity CentralIceland rolls out Nationwide Alerting System, powered by Everbridge  Continuity Central

Everbridge, Inc., has announced that its deployment of Iceland's national alerting system has gone live and is operational. Everbridge Public Warning leverages ...



Iceland given green light to sell alcohol later and play music - Irvine TimesIceland given green light to sell alcohol later and play music  Irvine Times

A FROZEN food giant has been given permission to sell drink later in the evening, play music and hold taster events in its Irvine branch.



Kingfisher's First Visit to Iceland - Iceland MonitorKingfisher's First Visit to Iceland  Iceland Monitor

A kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) has been spotted by Mgils river in Esja mountain, Southwest Iceland, in recent weeks, Morgunblai reports. It is the first bird of its ...



Norse Settlers Wiped Out Icelandic Walrus 1100 Years Ago - Ancient OriginsNorse Settlers Wiped Out Icelandic Walrus 1100 Years Ago  Ancient Origins

DNA evidence has proven that the Icelandic walrus became extinct at the arrival of the Norse settlers in Iceland.



A Chance to Bond on a Perilous Hiking Trail in Iceland - The New York TimesA Chance to Bond on a Perilous Hiking Trail in Iceland  The New York Times

As his son gets older and more independent, a father seizes the chance to keep their relationship relevant.



Icelanders To Protest Against Nazism Tomorrow - Reykjavk GrapevineIcelanders To Protest Against Nazism Tomorrow  Reykjavk Grapevine

In response to yesterday's public showing of the Nordic Resistance Movement, hundreds of Icelanders will demonstrate against racism tomorrow.



Iceland's New Abortion Law Goes Into Effect Today - Reykjavk GrapevineIceland's New Abortion Law Goes Into Effect Today  Reykjavk Grapevine

The highly contentious law, which allows the termination of a pregancy until the end of the 22nd week, has gone into effect as of September 1, RV reports.



Credit Card Thieves Back in Iceland - Iceland MonitorCredit Card Thieves Back in Iceland  Iceland Monitor

Police arrested three men from Romania on Friday, suspected of credit card theft in Iceland last year, mbl.is reports. The men are believed to have systematically ...



Iceland customers left unable to use their Bonus Cards online here's how to get your money back - MoneySavingExpertIceland customers left unable to use their Bonus Cards online here's how to get your money back  MoneySavingExpert

Iceland has apologised to customers who have been unable to use money on their Bonus Cards to shop online - if your money is stuck on your card here's how ...



B-2 Bomber Briefly Visits Iceland - Iceland MonitorB-2 Bomber Briefly Visits Iceland  Iceland Monitor

A US Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bomber from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, made a two-hour stop at Keflavk Airport in Iceland on Wednesday.



Skeljungur hf.: Skeljungur purchases Basko ehf. Iceland Stock Exchange:SKEL - GlobeNewswireSkeljungur hf.: Skeljungur purchases Basko ehf. Iceland Stock Exchange:SKEL  GlobeNewswire

Today, September 17th 2019, Skeljungur signed an agreement to purchase all outstanding shares in Basko ehf. The transaction is subject to certain conditions, ...



Iceland ad banned after Tesco argued the price comparisons were misleading to customers - The SunIceland ad banned after Tesco argued the price comparisons were misleading to customers  The Sun

AN ad by Iceland has been banned after Tesco complained that the price comparisons were "misleading" for shoppers. In March, Iceland told people that buying ...



Iceland Consumes The Most News Online Worldwide - Reykjavk GrapevineIceland Consumes The Most News Online Worldwide  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland makes the top of the list, when it comes to online news consumption, a study conducted by the OECD revealed. About 93% of the population retrieves ...



Beer Run September 21 - Iceland MonitorBeer Run September 21  Iceland Monitor

Registration is underway for the RVK Brewing Co. Beer Run, set for September 21 in Nauthlsvk, Reykjavk.



Extinction of Icelandic walrus coincides with Norse settlement - Science DailyExtinction of Icelandic walrus coincides with Norse settlement  Science Daily

An international collaboration of scientists has for the first time used ancient DNA analyses and C14-dating to demonstrate the past existence of a unique ...



Icelandic Power Company Hacked, Robbed Of 400 Million ISK - Reykjavk GrapevineIcelandic Power Company Hacked, Robbed Of 400 Million ISK  Reykjavk Grapevine

Despite the seriousness of the attack, company representatives say it has not and will not disturb regular daily operations.



Iceland Votes Against Protecting Sharks - Reykjavk GrapevineIceland Votes Against Protecting Sharks  Reykjavk Grapevine

Iceland was one of a handful of countries to vote against a shark hunting ban, despite none of the protected sharks being native to Icelandic waters.



Still Angered, Duterte Slams Icelandic Abortion Law - Reykjavk GrapevineStill Angered, Duterte Slams Icelandic Abortion Law  Reykjavk Grapevine

Yesterday, in Quezon City, President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte strongly criticised Iceland's policy regarding pregnancy termination. Switching to English ...



Iceland's Parliament Approves Adoption Of Third Energy Package - Reykjavk GrapevineIceland's Parliament Approves Adoption Of Third Energy Package  Reykjavk Grapevine

The majority of parliamentarians voted in favour of adopting the Third Energy Package, thus ending one of the most controversial issues of the year.



Six Icelandic Women Swim Across the English Channel - IcelandReviewSix Icelandic Women Swim Across the English Channel  IcelandReview

Swimming group Marglytturnar (Jellyfish) finished their relay swim across the English channel just before 9 pm yesterday. The last swimmer, Halldra Gya ...



Avoid the Tourist Traffic in Iceland by Driving the Arctic Coast Way - Travel+LeisureAvoid the Tourist Traffic in Iceland by Driving the Arctic Coast Way  Travel+Leisure

For many, visiting Iceland means a trip around the Ring Road. But for those looking for an experience off the beaten path, the new Arctic Coast Way is.



Secret Service Arrives in Iceland - Iceland MonitorSecret Service Arrives in Iceland  Iceland Monitor

Representatives from the US Secret *Service* have arrived in Iceland in preparation for the September 4 arrival of US Vice President Mike Pence.



Neo-Nazi Event Spurs Protest in Iceland - IcelandReviewNeo-Nazi Event Spurs Protest in Iceland  IcelandReview

A protest titled Iceland Against Nazis will be held tomorrow in Reykjavk in response to the appearance of a neo-Nazi group that waved flags and handed out ...



'Disco Raja' heads to Iceland for its second schedule - Times of India'Disco Raja' heads to Iceland for its second schedule  Times of India

The second schedule of Vi Anand's Ravi Teja, Nabha Natesh and Payal Rajput starrer 'Disco Raja' is all set to begin shoot tomorrow in Iceland. The film's social ...



Oldest Bookstore In Iceland Celebrates 10,000th Customer - Reykjavk GrapevineOldest Bookstore In Iceland Celebrates 10,000th Customer  Reykjavk Grapevine

The oldest bookstore in Iceland recently celebrated its 10,000th customer. Aptly named The Old Bookstore is in Flateyri and has been a pillar of the community ...



Iceland's WOW Air to resume flights with new owners - Yahoo NewsIceland's WOW Air to resume flights with new owners  Yahoo News

An American aviation firm said on Friday it had taken over Iceland's bankrupt airline WOW Air together with local investors and said flights would resume in ...



Orkla invests in Iceland's leading chocolate producer - ConfectioneryNews.comOrkla invests in Iceland's leading chocolate producer  ConfectioneryNews.com

Orkla ASA has announced it has signed an agreement to purchase 20% of Icelandic company Ni-Sirus HF ('Ni Sirus'), Iceland's leading chocolate and ...



Icelandic Horses Exported for Billions - Iceland MonitorIcelandic Horses Exported for Billions  Iceland Monitor

The export value of Icelandic horses amounted to ISK 10 billion (USD 79 million; EUR 72 million) during the past decade and ISK 10.9 billion 2007-2019, ...



Iceland's PM Won't be Home when Pence Visits - Iceland MonitorIceland's PM Won't be Home when Pence Visits  Iceland Monitor

Icelandic Prime Minister Katrn Jakobsdttir won't be home when US Vice President Mike Pence visits Iceland on September 4.



Wow Airs new owner wants to make flying fun again. But is the rebooted airline ready to take off? - Washington PostWow Airs new owner wants to make flying fun again. But is the rebooted airline ready to take off?  Washington Post

Wow Air folded in March, but investors have plans to get it flying again next month. Experts warn that could be a heavy lift as the company works to start selling ...



Military Aircraft Keep Coming to Iceland - Iceland MonitorMilitary Aircraft Keep Coming to Iceland  Iceland Monitor

At least five US military transport aircraft landed at Keflavk International Airport yesterday, along with three military aircraft of the type Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey.



Iceland Eliminates "Pink Tax" - Reykjavk GrapevineIceland Eliminates "Pink Tax"  Reykjavk Grapevine

Health care products that are specifically for people with uteruses have been taken down a tax bracket, effectively eliminating the "pink tax".



Robots Explore 'Mars-Like' Lava Field in Iceland as Prep for NASA's Mars 2020 Rover - Space.comRobots Explore 'Mars-Like' Lava Field in Iceland as Prep for NASA's Mars 2020 Rover  Space.com

Researchers tested rover and drone prototypes in Iceland to simulate the Mars 2020 mission.



Iceland Prime Minister Will Not Meet with Mike Pence During His Visit Due to Prior Commitments, She Says Not Trump - PEOPLE.comIceland Prime Minister Will Not Meet with Mike Pence During His Visit Due to Prior Commitments, She Says Not Trump  PEOPLE.com

Iceland Prime Minister Katrn Jakobsdttir will skip an upcoming visit from Vice President Mike Pence due to prior commitments out of the country.



Advania In Iceland "Celebrates Diversity" On Day Of Mike Pence Visit - Reykjavk GrapevineAdvania In Iceland "Celebrates Diversity" On Day Of Mike Pence Visit  Reykjavk Grapevine

Six rainbow flags were hoisted up in the parking lot of the company Advania in Reykjavkdirectly across the street from where Mike Pence will visit.



Foreign Citizens' Pensions Stranded in Iceland - IcelandReviewForeign Citizens' Pensions Stranded in Iceland  IcelandReview

Icelandic pension funds are in possession of considerable pension premiums they can't refund or pay out because they can't locate foreign workers who've left ...



Why Iceland Held A Glacier Funeral: Andri Snr Magnason On Memorializing Ok Glacier & The Climate Crisis - Reykjavk GrapevineWhy Iceland Held A Glacier Funeral: Andri Snr Magnason On Memorializing Ok Glacier & The Climate Crisis  Reykjavk Grapevine

I don't have ambitions to be a glacier undertaker, says Andri Snr Magnason, who authored the text for the memorial plaque at Ok glacier.



Dan Bilzerian Takes A 'Trip' With Scantily Clad Models In Iceland - The BlastDan Bilzerian Takes A 'Trip' With Scantily Clad Models In Iceland  The Blast

Hot springs with hot models! That's how Instagram's most interesting man spends his vacations. advertisement. Dan Bilzerian shared his journey to some hot ...



Completes Kayak Journey around Iceland - Iceland MonitorCompletes Kayak Journey around Iceland  Iceland Monitor

Veiga Grtarsdttir completed her kayak journey around Iceland yesterday. It began in late May in safjrur, the West Fjords, from where she paddled south, ...



Losses rise at frozen food retailer Iceland - Independent.ieLosses rise at frozen food retailer Iceland  Independent.ie

Expansion costs at the Irish arm of food retailer Iceland last year contributed to pre-tax losses more than tripling to 2.48m.



Kovind reaches Switzerland after concluding Iceland visit - ANI NewsKovind reaches Switzerland after concluding Iceland visit  ANI News

Bern [Switzerland], Sept 12 (ANI): After concluding his "fruitful visit" to Iceland, President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday reached Bern for his second leg of the ...