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Pompeo visits Iceland as US-EU rift on Iran grows  The Associated Press

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrapped up a five-nation tour of Europe in Iceland on Friday after the Trump administration ...

The Associated Press
Pompeo says to discuss security, Russia, China presence in Iceland visit  Channel NewsAsia

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo listens to Icelandic Minister of Foreign Affairs Gudlaugur Thor Thordarson in Reykjavik, Iceland February 15, 2019.

Channel NewsAsia
In West Iceland, take the glacier less traveled  Longview News-Journal

Iceland has become the coldest tourism hot spot — and for good reason. A re latively easy flight from practically anywhere in the United States deposits ...

Longview News-Journal
Iceland’s tallest church is named for a composer  Aleteia EN

The clergyman-composer for whom it is named regarded as the "Shakespeare or the Milton of his native land."

Aleteia EN
WOW air Offering $45 Flights to Iceland to Celebrate Presidents Day  PRNewswire

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to celebrate Presidents Day, the most underappreciated U.S. holiday, with the trip of a lifetime!

Iceland brings back £5 pizza and wine deal due to demand from shoppers  The Sun

A SATURDAY night takeaway can hit your wallet hard, but Iceland has brought back its popular £5 pizza and wine deal to make the weekend a little cheaper.

The Sun
Has Iceland's Tourism Bubble Finally Burst?  Travel Agent

According to the Icelandic tourist board, January registered a 5.8 percent fall in arrivals compared to the same month last year. Here's what it could mean.

Travel Agent
Gorgeous 40's home up for grabs in central Reykjavik  Iceland Monitor

A family home in Skerjafjörður, a charming, quiet residential area in central Reykjavik is for sale.

Iceland Monitor
Fraud at Procar rental company uncovered  Iceland Monitor

An investigative tv programme on Rúv national television, Kveikur, uncovered fraud this week by car rental company Procar. Procar was cllocking' cars to take ...

Iceland Monitor
Iceland launch pizza and wine meal deal for £5 - but it ends soon  Mirror Online

Can't cook? Won't cook? Don't worry Iceland supermarket has unveiled a £5 meal deal that will sort you out.

Mirror Online
Icelandic "French Kiss" sweaters become an Instagram hit  Iceland Monitor

Ýr Jóhannsdóttir has knitted under the name Ýrurari for the past six years but last autumn her French Kiss, or "Sleikur" sweaters have become a sensation.

Iceland Monitor
Population Control of Wild Cats in East Iceland Hotly Contested  IcelandReview

Efforts to cull stray cats in the Fljótsdalshérað district of East Iceland have met with severe criticism from a local organization that aims to safely monitor and ...

The 1980s in Iceland | Video & Photography Gallery  Guide to Iceland Now

The 1980s in Iceland saw a seismic shift in society, including resolutions to the Cold War, the first female President and even the legalisation of beer. Discover ...

Guide to Iceland Now
Take leaf out of Iceland's book, Letters in Print News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

Mr George Pasqual is mistaken if he believes that the local football ecosystem has remained unchanged from when Singapore won three Asean Football ...

The Straits Times
Lincoln couple steal food from Iceland to feed their baby after going weeks without being paid any benefits  Lincolnshire Live

They were waiting for it to be changed over to Universal Credit.

Lincolnshire Live
Bad visibility on Hellisheiði  Iceland Monitor

There is currently a lot of snowfall in Hellisheiði, the route number one leading out of Reykjavik to South Iceland. Visibility for drivers is very poor.

Iceland Monitor
Travel briefs: Less-traveled West Iceland; the rise of bleisure travel; Chicago's Palmer House  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Iceland's go-to destinations are often overcrowded. But you can experience geothermal saunas, glaciers, caves and more about an hour northwest from ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Over a hundred jobs at risk as Iceland announces plans to close warehouse in Trafford  Manchester Evening News

The site opened 18 months ago to ease the pressure of online deliveries but is now set to close.

Manchester Evening News
A Bleak Week Ahead For Icelandic Weather  Reykjavík Grapevine

With occasional sighting of sunshine in North Iceland on Tuesday, this week is looking to be a grey one. At the start of the week, snow will turn to rain in the ...

Reykjavík Grapevine
Iceland tourism manager to share advice at Innovation Summit  Juneau Empire

Event also features “pitch contest” for entrepreneurs.

Juneau Empire
Fish farmer Salmar plans $171 million bid for Iceland's Arnarlax  Reuters

Oslo-listed fish farmer Salmar has raised its stake in Iceland's largest salmon producer, Arnarlax, to 54.2 percent from about 42 percent and plans to bid for the ...

This Northern Iceland Town Doesn’t See the Sun for 9 Weeks — Here’s How They Celebrate When It Finally Reappeared  Travel+Leisure

Winter in North Iceland is dark. It can be brutal, with high wind speeds and heavy snowfall. Here's what it looks like.

Three Airlifted to Hospital After Car Accident on South Coast  IcelandReview

A collision involving two vehicles on Sudurlandsvegur in South Iceland ended with three people being transported to the hospital by helicopter and a fourth ...

12 Avalanches In East Iceland Over Single 24-Hour Period  Reykjavík Grapevine

In the span of just 24 hours, twelve avalanches have fallen in the mountains of East Iceland, RÚV reports. According to those monitoring avalanches in Iceland ...

Reykjavík Grapevine
Faith Up North: Iceland's Church Grows Amid God's Creation  National Catholic Register

On a dark, bitterly cold night in Reykjavik this winter, worshippers were scattered in pews for evening Mass at the Catholic Cathedral of Christ the King, ...

National Catholic Register
Is this Iceland's coolest summer cabin?  Iceland Monitor

The Hedgehog is a summer cabin which people can purchase completely ready to place and use in their own land and it's designed by renowned design studio ...

Iceland Monitor
Boy's name Carlsberg banned by Icelandic naming committee  Iceland Monitor

The famous Icelandic naming committee which decrees which new given names in Iceland are allowed or not have said no to names Carlsberg and Danski as ...

Iceland Monitor
Iceland starts planning for new undersea internet cable to Europe  The Register

Iceland has made public its plans to build a fourth undersea internet cable to Europe. While one Icelandic news outlet reported that this was because of "security ...

The Register
As Iceland becomes first state to express concern to Spain over Catalan trials, Scottish Govt reiterates call for democratic solution  CommonSpace

As Iceland becomes the first nation-state to publicly express concern to Spain over the trial of Catalan leaders, Scottish minister reiterates support for “the people ...

Smallest increase in tourists to Iceland since 2010  Iceland Monitor

Tourists increased by 5.5 percent between 2017 and 2018 and this is the smallest increase in tourists since the year 2010 but in that year there was a decline in ...

Iceland Monitor
Gorgeous pink clouds above Reykjavik  Iceland Monitor

The weather was bright and beautiful in Reykjavik yesterday and this large pink cloud hovered in the sky above the Grafarvogur suburb. The weather will remain ...

Iceland Monitor
Scottish Secretary travels to Iceland to boost Scottish trade links  GOV.UK

David Mundell's trip will help build Scottish business links with Iceland, including fish and biotech.

New look for Icelandic passports  Iceland Monitor

The Icelandic passport has received a facelift and new passports will be issued in the next couple of days. People with an old look passport need not fear as they ...

Iceland Monitor
Man, 41, from Iceland missing in Dublin  Irish Examiner

Gardaí are asking the public to help find a man who is missing from Dublin. 41-year-old Jon Jonsson, who is from Iceland, was last seen in Whitehall at 11am on ...

Irish Examiner
Marel - Transactions in relation to a share buyback programme  GlobeNewswire

Notification of purchase of own shares under buyback programme. In week 7, Marel hf. purchased 1,418,520 of its own shares, at the purchase price of ISK ...

Couple on trial for abusing daughter and step-daughter  Iceland Monitor

The principal court proceedings begin to day in Reykjanes in the case of a couple suspected of severe abuse against their daughter and step daughter.

Iceland Monitor
Landsnet´s result for the year 2018 Iceland Stock Exchange:LNET  GlobeNewswire

A strong position and continued stability in operations. Landsnet´s financial statements for 2018 were approved by the Board of Directors on the 15th of February ...

Iceland Thaws: The Glaciers Are Melting - What Does It Mean For Iceland?  Reykjavík Grapevine

The Okjökull glacier died in 2014. It wasn't the first Icelandic glacier to pass away. Some estimates say that up to ten named bodies of ice have previously ...

Reykjavík Grapevine
Special School Department for Children of Asylum Seekers Proposed  IcelandReview

A report by a city committee on the reception and integration of children of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers proposes that a special support department ...

Iceland removed own label from 17 products rather than palm oil  BBC News

Iceland supermarket has told the BBC that - in a bid to meet a pledge to remove palm oil from all its own-brand products - it removed its branding from some ...

BBC News
Iceland beat Macedonia 24:22  Iceland Monitor

"I could have written the script to this match beforehand," says team captain Aron Pálmarsson to mbl.is after the win against Macedonia in the Handball World ...

Iceland Monitor
Iceland still selling own-brand palm oil products despite pledge  BBC News

Supermarket giant Iceland has continued to sell own-brand products containing palm oil despite pledging to stop doing so by the end of 2018. The retailer made ...

BBC News
Chesapeake Arts Center to host photo exhibit showcasing Iceland’s beauty  CapitalGazette.com

When five photographers planned a trip to Iceland together, they shared a common goal of wanting to capture the rugged beauty of the country on film.

How Iceland got its teens clean-living - Nation  The Star Online

IT WAS a little before three on a sunny Friday afternoon in 2017 and Laugardalur Park, near central Reykjavik, looked practically deserted. There was an ...

The Star Online
Search for Iceland man missing in Dublin stepped up  Big News Network

41-year old Jon Jonsson who is originally from Iceland has not been since 1100am on Saturday when he was in Whitehall.

Big News Network
BREAKING: Iceland's Former First Lady's Dog Dies  Reykjavík Grapevine

Sámur, the dog who may or may not end up cloned, has shuffled off this mortal coil.

Reykjavík Grapevine
Getting a Grip on Icelandic Wrestling  Guide to Iceland Now

Iceland has many national sporting pastimes but did you know Iceland has a history with a rare sport that dates back over a century?

Guide to Iceland Now
Exclusive: Woman who bit off abusive husband's tongue vows lift domestic violence 'veil of silence' after court blow  9news.com.au

An Australian artist convicted in Iceland after biting off her abusive husband's tongue has lost her bid to have her case reviewed in the country's highest court but ...

In Iceland, police say foreign drivers court trouble looking for Northern Lights  The Durango Herald

AKUREYRI, Iceland – Police in Iceland have a warning for visitors: Beware our roads in the winter.

The Durango Herald
Cabinet Office compares no-deal Brexit to Iceland ash cloud chaos  The Guardian

Eyjafjallajökull seen as nearest recent example of what civil *service* could have to cope with.

The Guardian
Masked raiders target Poundland and Iceland stores in terrifying robberies  Birmingham Live

The suspects fled the Bearwood Road with a wad of cash.

Birmingham Live
Icelandic Economists Say Whaling Overall Profitable  IcelandReview

A newly-published report on whaling concludes the industry is economically beneficial to Iceland overall. The report also found no indications that whaling ...

Iceland's Langoustine Stocks In Serious Decline  Reykjavík Grapevine

Iceland's langoustine stocks have decreased by 80% between this year and last, according to new data from the Marine And Freshwater Institute (Hafró), RÚV ...

Reykjavík Grapevine
£600 pounds worth of goods stolen from Clydebank Iceland  Evening Times

SIX-HUNDRED pounds worth of shopping was stolen from Iceland recently.

Evening Times
Tear Discovered in Arnarfjörður Salmon Farming Pen  IcelandReview

Above: Arnarlax salmon farming pens in Arnarfjörður fjord. Photo by Golli. MAST, the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority, has reported that salmon farming ...

HullShaker’s Tips: Breid and butter tip from Iceland  MrFixItsTips

HullShaker takes a look at Icelandic ladies ... and likes what he sees.

Iceland: Figurehead in Bitcoin Miner Heist Jailed for More Than Four Years  Cointelegraph

News. An Icelandic man has received a four-and-a-half-year prison sentence for stealing Bitcoin mining equipment, local English-language news outlet Iceland ...

Netflix Co-Produces First Icelandic Series ‘The Valhalla Murders’  Variety

GOTEBORG, Sweden — Netflix is co-producing its first Icelandic series, “The Valhalla Murders,” a crime show created and directed by newcomer Þórður ...

Iceland Airwaves Festival Sets Initial 2019 Lineup  jambands.com

Iceland's longest-running festival will return to the capital city of Reykjavík this November, and Iceland Airwaves organizers have announced the first round of ...

Jet2 expands Northern Lights breaks to Iceland  Travel Weekly UK

Jet2 and Jet2CityBreaks is more than doubling trips to Iceland to view the Northern Lights next winter. The company will operate 32 flights to from six bases, ...

Travel Weekly UK
Birthdays in 'Iceland' - On Your Father's Side  Castanet.net

My kids were unusually happy about celebrating my 46th birthday. The delicious, frosted side of me said, “Well, they just want to eat at a restaurant and gorge ...

Sindri Steffanson and six others sentenced for Iceland’s biggest mining rigs theft  AMBCrypto News

Sindri Steffanson, who was accused and arrested for looting mining equipment worth over ...

AMBCrypto News
Iceland's 'Diamond Beach' Wows with Crystal-Like Ice Chunks  The Weather Channel

Breiðamerkurjökull Beach, or "Diamond Beach," is one of Iceland's greatest wonders of nature and most popular attractions. Crystal-like ice chunks against the ...

The Weather Channel
One-Winged Duck, Adopted By Icelandic Family, Now Has Own Instagram Account  Reykjavík Grapevine

An eider duck who lost one of its wings to a stray cat and was subsequently adopted by an Icelandic family last December now has her own Instagram account.

Reykjavík Grapevine
N26 Introduces Premium Account Black in Denmark, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, & Sweden  Crowdfund Insider

Germany-based challenger bank N26 recently announced it has introduced premium N26 Black account in Denmark, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and.

Crowdfund Insider
Icelandic MPs Protest Against Klausturgate MP Live In Parliament  Reykjavík Grapevine

Two MPs for the Pirate Party flanked Centre Party MP Bergþór Ólason as he delivered a speech in Parliament yesterday, with the two MPs in question donning ...

Reykjavík Grapevine
Yikes! Boston Is Colder Than Greenland, Iceland, Alaska  NECN

The cold air gripping parts of the United States has left New England colder than some often much chillier spots around the world, including Greenland, Iceland, ...

ABB to supply integrated power to Icelandic's electric ferry  Ship Technology

ABB is set to supply integrated power to a hybrid electric ferry under construction for the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration.

Ship Technology
Travel - The elusive 'hidden people' of Iceland  BBC News

According to a 2007 study by the University of Iceland, an estimated 62% of the nation believe that the existence of elves is more than a fairy tale.

BBC News
Craig Wirth remembers the old Hygeia Iceland in Salt Lake City, where everyone hung out  ABC 4

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) - Craig Wirth takes a trip down icy lanes as he goes back to take a look at Utah's giant ice plant, where hundreds of kids ...

3 tourists killed when SUV plunges off bridge in Iceland, 4 severely injured  USA TODAY

An SUV carrying seven people from two British families plunged off a bridge Thursday in Iceland, killing three people, including a child.

Photo tour: The most beautiful places in Iceland  USA TODAY

Iceland possesses some of the world's most diverse landforms, from volcanoes and geysers to waterfalls, glaciers and cliffs.

Iceland in Uproar Over Secret Recording of Politicians’ Sexist and Crude Remarks  The New York Times

Many Icelanders are calling for the resignations of a group of politicians who were secretly recorded in a bar using sexist and obscene language about female ...

The New York Times
Five Christmas foods to try in Iceland  Iceland Monitor

Here are some of the traditional foods you might encounter in Iceland during the holiday season.

Iceland Monitor
Iceland: Visit The Land Of Fire And Ice Now  Forbes

The glaciers are receding In Iceland, so the time to go is now, for the most incredible 5-star nature on earch.

New coat color pattern found in Icelandic horse  CNN

Horses have been in Iceland since the time of the Vikings -- and thanks to the country's strict laws, they've been purebred for over 1000 years.

Iceland scandal over MPs' crude and sexist bar talk  BBC News

There are calls for several Icelandic MPs to resign after they were recorded using crude language to describe female colleagues and a disabled activist.

BBC News
9 tips for Americans traveling to Iceland  USA TODAY

A record surge in Americans has escaped to the brisk summer beauty of Iceland, impacting experiences and expenses in an already pricey wonderland.

War Of The Nerds: Iceland Vs. Iceland  Reykjavík Grapevine

Remember that time you got drunk and copyrighted the word 'Macedonia' and then got super rich by suing every history textbook that mentioned Alexander the ...

Reykjavík Grapevine
10 ways Iceland can kill you  The Seattle Times

Iceland may be the most dangerous place in Europe. Before you visit, consider these 10 ways a trip to Iceland could put you in danger.

The Seattle Times
Mild winter surprises Icelandic meteorologists  Iceland Monitor

Meterologist Einar Sveinbjörnsson points out that today, January 10th there is not one spot of ice on the number one route from Reykjavik to Akureyri, the largest ...

Iceland Monitor
Storm in most parts of Iceland- tourists rescued from Holtavörðuheiði  Iceland Monitor

Several rescue teams across Iceland have been dispatched this morning due to a storm with snow and bad visibility. Nine tourists got stuck in Holtavörðuheiði in ...

Iceland Monitor

Iceland Videos

Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho: Pinoy halo-halo sa Iceland!
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho: Pinoy halo-halo sa Iceland!
72 Hours in Iceland | Exploring, Hiking, Swimming & Eating | 2019
72 Hours in Iceland | Exploring, Hiking, Swimming & Eating | 2019
Apartment Sessions: Iceland - A Sacred Meeting (Iceland Soundscape Trio)
Apartment Sessions: Iceland - A Sacred Meeting (Iceland Soundscape Trio)
SINGLE'S GUIDE TO ICELAND: First Comes Sex... (PART 1/3)
SINGLE'S GUIDE TO ICELAND: First Comes Sex... (PART 1/3)
Iceland Travel Guide (No BS) - Best Things to do in Iceland
Iceland Travel Guide (No BS) - Best Things to do in Iceland
Iceland Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
Iceland Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia
आइसलैंड नंगा होना आम बात है // Iceland a amazing country
आइसलैंड नंगा होना आम बात है // Iceland a amazing country
The Giants of Iceland
The Giants of Iceland

Iceland Images

A pseudocrater at lake Mývatn in Northern Iceland ...
A pseudocrater at lake Mývatn in Northern Iceland ...
Iceland Ducks Photo Gallery
Iceland Ducks Photo Gallery
Free Iceland Capital Map Black and White | Grayscale ...
Free Iceland Capital Map Black and White | Grayscale ...
Iceland Photography
Iceland Photography
Iceland 2002 - Kerlingarfjöll and the Kjölur
Iceland 2002 - Kerlingarfjöll and the Kjölur
The Outlaw - A Tour of Elemental Iceland - Dettifoss ...
The Outlaw - A Tour of Elemental Iceland - Dettifoss ...
Glacier Scatter photo by Cassie Boca (@cassieboca) on Unsplash
Glacier Scatter photo by Cassie Boca (@cassieboca) on Unsplash
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Egypt - faltlhauser.info
Art Crimes: Kez, page 1
Art Crimes: Kez, page 1
Monochrome – PHOTOGRAPHY
Monochrome – PHOTOGRAPHY

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Iceland (Icelandic: Ísland [ˈistlant]) is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of 348,580 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík, with Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country being home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.According to the ancient manuscript Landnámabók, the settlement of Iceland began in 874 AD when the Norwegian chieftain Ingólfr Arnarson became the first permanent settler on the island. In the following centuries, Norwegians, and to a lesser extent other Scandinavians, emigrated to Iceland, bringing with them thralls (i.e., slaves or serfs) of Gaelic origin. The island was governed as an independent commonwealth under the Althing, one of the world's oldest functioning legislative assemblies. Following a period of civil strife, Iceland acceded to Norwegian rule in the 13th century. The establishment of the Kalmar Union in 1397 united the kingdoms of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. Iceland thus followed Norway's integration into that union, coming under Danish rule after Sweden's secession from the union in 1523. Although the Danish kingdom introduced Lutheranism forcefully in 1550, Iceland remained a distant semi-colonial territory in which Danish institutions and infrastructures were conspicuous by their absence. In the wake of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, Iceland's struggle for independence took form and culminated in independence in 1918 and the founding of a republic in 1944. Until the 20th century, Iceland relied largely on subsistence fishing and agriculture, and was among the poorest countries in Europe. Industrialisation of the fisheries and Marshall Plan aid following World War II brought prosperity and Iceland became one of the wealthiest and most developed nations in the world. In 1994, it became a part of the European Economic Area, which further diversified the economy into sectors such as finance, biotechnology, and manufacturing.Iceland has a market economy with relatively low taxes, compared to other OECD countries. It maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens. Iceland ranks high in economic, democratic, social stability, and equality, currently ranking first in the world by median wealth per adult. In 2018, it was ranked as the sixth most developed country in the world by the United Nations' Human Development Index, and it ranks first on the Global Peace Index. Iceland runs almost completely on renewable energy. Hit hard by the worldwide financial crisis, the nation's entire banking system systemically failed in October 2008, leading to a severe depression, substantial political unrest, the Icesave dispute, and the institution of capital controls. Some bankers were jailed. Since then, the economy has made a significant recovery, in large part due to a surge in tourism. A law that took effect in 2018 makes it illegal in Iceland for women to be paid less than men.Icelandic culture is founded upon the nation's Scandinavian heritage. Most Icelanders are descendants of Norse and Gaelic settlers. Icelandic, a North Germanic language, is descended from Old West Norse and is closely related to Faroese and West Norwegian dialects. The country's cultural heritage includes traditional Icelandic cuisine, Icelandic literature, and medieval sagas. Iceland has the smallest population of any NATO member and is the only one with no standing army, with a lightly armed coast guard.