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Iceland is a Nordic European island country situated at the confluence of the north Atlantic and Arctic oceans, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The country has a population of about 320,000 and a total area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), which makes it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík, with the surrounding areas in the southwestern region of the country being home to two-thirds of the country's population. The nation's capital is the most northern capital in the world. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists mainly of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains and glaciers, while 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.

northern lights over Iceland
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updated Thu. April 27, 2017

Arctic blast from Iceland to bring freezing temperatures and icy gales to UK. Cold snap will see wintry showers and over night frosts.
From 30 August to 4 September 2017, the lucky winners will leave their everyday life behind and head off on an Icelandic adventure.
When you're planning a trip to visit Iceland's majestic countryside, chances are that you are probably following the ring road in one direction or another.
It's one of few all Icelandic festivities. All over the country there are parades led by scouts bearing the Icelandic flag. There is some family friendly Entertainment, much depending on the weather (which is traditionally not good on the first day of ...
A research team headed by Jean-Pierre Williams of the University of Califonia at Los Angeles has taken a close look at the Argyre region on Mars and drawn a couple of conclusions that may be of astrobiological importance.
The move behind the plans forms part of a reaction to address a housing shortage with its co-workers and create sustainable living with the apartments to be the first Swan eco label approved flats built in Iceland, as well as being located within a ...
Over 100 million ISK will be spent on a search for gold in few different places in Iceland over the next two years. Canadian company St-Georges platinum and Base Metals Ltd.
A large earthquake was felt today at noon around 5 km South West of Geirfugladrangi on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland. The earthquake was of a magnitude of 3.9.
A great number of passengers had to wait for their suitcases for hours in Keflavik International Airport yesterday. A storm was raging, and the weather was so bad it wasn't possible to get the suitcases from the planes and into the airport.
They have developed the supplements in collaboration with the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority. They development has taken years and three weeks ago they finally started selling their products.
Andrea is back, Steve Cochran is back and things are starting to get back to normal. Brent Sopel joined us to talk Hawks/Preds, politics chatter with Ryan Nobles, and we had our weekly medical conversation with Dr.
The coming decades will see a rise of temperatures in Iceland by approximately four degrees Celsius, if global warming caused by the greenhouse effect continues uninterrupted and isn't counteracted urgently.
Puffin is Iceland's most famous bird, so famous that tourist shops in Iceland are often referred to as "puffin shops", as they sell a lot of puffin merchandise.
As it happens, summer hasn't really arrived in Iceland so early. There is what seems to be a long standing tradition of bad weather on that very day.
THIS is the shocking moment an Iceland delivery driver "knocked down a homeowner's wall before driving off without stopping".
If your Instagram feed is giving you the impression that all of your friends are going to Iceland, you're probably not wrong.
German bassist Eva Kruse is the featured artists at the next concert on Freyjujazz in The National Gallery of Iceland. The concert is tomorrow, 18 April at 12:15-12:45.
With very bad travel conditions in this area the police and the Icelandic Met Office advise people planning to travel the country tomorrow to either do their traveling today or postpone until Tuesday.
Here are the Easter 2017 shopping opening hours for the Iceland stores in Hatfield, Welwyn garden City and St Albans.
The Breath of Iceland is a team that makes beautiful travel videos of Iceland in winter and summer. Here are some of their most stunning.
While this was a pretty dumb thing to do, there are still some shops that are open. So there is still hope for your weekend. Good luck - and God speed.
SELJAVALLALAUG, Iceland - My girlfriend carried her bikini and two Viking Lite beers as we hiked a rocky trail deeper into a mountain valley and toward a hidden geothermal pool.
In order to capture the view, Aleshchenko flew around Iceland in a small Cessna aircraft with a local pilot. "[Iceland] is a paradise for all the photographers who get there to take stunning landscape pictures that are largely untouched by people," he ...
Following news of a woman being shown out of a pool in the small town of Akranes in Iceland, the directors of the City of Reykjavik sports and recreation department have confirmed that guests of the city's swimming pool are welcome whether they wear a ...
Surprise! It's Good Friday, which means that if you haven't bought your food for the weekend then you're going to starve.
chocolate and cheese is a combination that most of us would probably try hard to avoid. But Iceland have launched their very first Easter egg themed cheese to celebrate the holiday.
Come fall, Iceland will welcome its first five-star hotel, resort and spa: Lava Cove & Moss Hotel, our sister publication Luxury Travel advisor reports.
1. This prize draw is open to residents of the UK aged 18 years or over, except employees of Telegraph Media Group Limited and its group companies ("Promoter"), Craghoppers Ltd ("Craghoppers") and Explore Worldwide Ltd, their families, agents or anyone ...
A cold front from Iceland will dash any hopes of a sunny holiday weekend in Birmingham and the Black Country. Temperatures will drop by more than 10C (50F) from the lofty highs of last weekend to welcome the start of the Easter break - but they will be ...
Enter the prize draw for the chance to win a trip to Iceland with Explore Worldwide Ltd, courtesy of Craghoppers.
In Akureyri in North Iceland the options range from whizzing down the slopes on skis, checking out great art exhibitions or concerts.
The winter doesn't seem to want to let go of Iceland just yet. The Easter week will have snow, there will be northerly wind, 5-8 meters and temteratures just over zero and below during the night.
NZ's not the only country to suffer a housing shortage - Ikea will build 36 apartments for its staff in Iceland.
An estimated 400 working slaves are in Iceland according to international research findings published today, called the 2016 Global slavery Index RUV reports.
Ikea in Iceland is building a residential block with 36 apartments to rent out to employees.
Chess Partner is awarding dealers who sell the most EE connections up until the end of September with an all-expenses paid trip to Iceland. All partners of the airtime distributor, which also offers connections from O2 and Vodafone, are automatically ...
Iceland has always been one of those countries that I just had to visit, purely to witness what it was actually like. I have heard stories and seen pictures of just how vastly different Iceland's wilderness was, and this has always intrigued the ...
The project is a collaboration between The Icelandic Cat Protection Society (which runs Kattholt), The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST), vet of animal welfare and South Iceland Animal Welfare Surveillant. The aim is to promote adoption of ...
Iceland Travel is launching the Iceland Travel Companion app which is exclusive to those customers who join one of its 38 Self Drive Tours or Road Trips.
Managing director of Iceland's Irish operation Ron Metcalfe said: "We have been back in Ireland for four years now and have been committed to expansion from day one.
The manifesto continues to say that "The opponents to the Iceland socialist party are the ruling classes and capitalist forces.
Iceland Monitor reported recently that IKEA in Iceland is building apartments for their staff to secure them housing, as the Icelandic housing market is difficult and ...
"Iceland is a fantastic route destination, and we are very pleased to be able to offer this exciting route to our customers.
The rising price of accommodation means Swedish store chain aims to put a roof over workers' heads.
Last Saturday the Icelandic Coast Guard directed a Norwegian research ship to dock at a Reykjavik pier. The ship seems to have been fetching valuables in a ...
Producing geothermal energy from magma would enable Iceland to export more energy and could also revive a plan to build a power cable from Iceland to Britain to provide power to British homes, in what would be the world's longest power interconnector.
Early this morning an earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale was measured in the ocean a few kilometres from Keflavik Airport.
Nature conservation groups, hiking associations and the Icelandic Travel Industry Association are united around establishing a national park in the Central Highland of Iceland. Iceland is internationally hailed for its use of eco friendly energy with ...






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