Zen And The Northern Lights

Peter Reilly | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Peter Reilly

Fast forward one year, to Tromsø, Northern Norway. Stepping out of our apartment, we happened to look up. There it was, the aurora, but this time much brighter. Excited, we rushed over to a clearing in the nearby forest, and stopped and watched as the sky erupted into a beautiful cascade of rapidly dancing green and pink lights, illuminating the city beneath it.

Iceland Is Turning The Destructive Power Of A Volcano Into Electricity

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech

Geologists in Iceland have drilled deeper into the heart of a volcano than ever before in an audacious bid to harness geothermal energy. The volcanic ...

Luxury Cruise Company Launches Ultimate 'Gap Yah' Trip Costing £46,000

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Ever since the infamous “Gap Yah” video was released in 2010, taking a year out has been seen as an opportunity for privileged rich kids to party....

Rare Iceland Murder Mystery As Dead Woman's Boots Are Found 20 Miles Away From Her Body

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK

Iceland has been gripped by the murder of a 20-year-old woman whose body was found washed up on a beach after a night out with friends. Birna Brjáns...

Man Has Row To Himself On Flight So Sets Up His Camera And Captures This...

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech

With more and more of us flying on budget airlines, the idea of having space to spread out seems a little alien. Even extending your legs below the kn...

Iceland Isn't In Space But It's The Closest You'll Ever Come To Walking On The Moon

Susan Devaney | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Devaney

Upon landing, I was met with acres and acres of sprawling desolate land. It was cragged, fractured - but solid in it's base. It looked to the naked eye like it had won a long, hard fought duel with nature's unpredictability.

State Of Women In The World: How Far Have We Fallen?

Jo Simmons | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Jo Simmons

Image credit: Flickr Park Geun-hye, whose election to the presidency in 2013 was a historic moment for gender equality in South Korea, has overshadow...

Notes From A Volcanic Island - Iceland On A Budget

Liam Fitzpatrick | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Fitzpatrick

OK stop. Before you read this article, please go onto Spotify and find Olafur Arnaulds. He has an album, This is Winter. Press play and continue. The perfect soundtrack to picture magical Iceland. Elves stories aside, the wonder of this island is undeniable.

Is Iceland The Best Place In The World To Be A Female Musician?

Vanessa Reed | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Vanessa Reed

I've just returned from Iceland Airwaves, an international music festival and industry meeting point I've long wanted to attend for its other-worldly ...

Three Reasons Why Any Young Traveller Will Love Iceland

Annina Claesson | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

This stopover programme has brought a lot of new visitors to Iceland and it's an excellent reason to extend your transatlantic trip by a couple of days. It makes for a great change of pace and removes some of the sadness and ennui of flying back home. You might as well, right?

Those Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Trans Person

Owl | Posted 10.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Ask yourselves whether you would be comfortable answering such questions. I also urge you to take it further than just ask questions - be curious, care about these issues and see how you can help. Educate yourselves and help educate others. Because we need allies in this fight and you might just be that ally if you care enough.

Why England Lost to Iceland at Football - Blame the Parents

Harry Oram | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Sport
Harry Oram

When Iceland beat England at football in Euro 2016 it sent shockwaves through the country. And when their fans did the war cry, was I the only one to be both frightened, and a little bit turned on by it?

Five Things That Must Be Done to Save the England Team

Matthew Smith | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Whoever takes over, listen: play Dele Alli as a number 10. Play Harry Kane as a number 9. Play Jamie Vardy as a striker. Play Wayne Rooney in midfield. Play with wingers (real wingers, not Sturridge and Vardy). And never, ever, let Kane take a set piece ever again. Ever.

The Story of How I Got My Vagina

Owl | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

As expected after big surgeries, there are a lot of bandages. My bandages were more in the form of some weird-ass celibacy plaster cast that I could literally knock on. Eventually they had to come off though, which was as horrifying as you might imagine. When they took them off I also realized that they had been SEWN to me in two places.

Even England Fans Will Be Moved By Iceland's Spine-Tingling Euro Celebrations

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK

England fans were left utterly gutted on Monday evening when the Three Lions crashed out of the Euros after losing 2-1 to Iceland. But for Icelanders,...

The Only Thing Worse Than The Back Pages Is The Trolling From Welsh Fans

The Huffington Post | James Martin | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK

It's official. If it wasn't already the worst week ever for England in Europe, it most certainly is now. England's embarrassing, humiliating, shameful...

How to Pick a Running Buddy

Olivia Cox | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

There's more to a running buddy just than a matchable pace. Spending circa 50 minutes in step with someone really does require a certain degree of friendship. And they've gotta be able to nail your outfit shot at the finish. Obv.

England Must Consider the Psychological Impact of Penalties

Natalie Walker | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK Sport
Natalie Walker

Whilst England have won only 17% of their penalty shootouts, Germany and Argentina have won over 70%. Even Denmark and the Czech Republic have higher success rates. So why is it that even these smaller footballing nations have significantly more penalty success than England? Jordet identified an "ego-threat" which can cause athletes to change their behaviour when they perceive a situation as being potentially harmful or threatening to their status.

Commentator Completely Losing It Over Iceland's Last-Minute Goal Is TV Gold

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK

A football commentator's reaction to Iceland beating Austria in Euro 2016 has gone viral thanks to his wildly enthusiastic response. Gudmundur Benedik...

Iceland Left Embarrassed After Light-Hearted Twitter Banter Backfires

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Frozen food giant Iceland tried to drum up a bit of social media interest on Tuesday after their namesake nation Iceland managed to clinch a 1-1 draw ...

Making of a Cohesive Society: Muslims In Iceland

William Barylo | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK
William Barylo

This stay in Iceland lead me to reflect upon the efficiency of some policies seen on the continent and in the UK. The Icelandic approach seems to be the polar opposite of the suspicion-based politics and systematic monitoring of Muslims. I believe that if governments were truly working with its citizens as in Iceland, the issues linked to xenophobia or extremism would be far less prominent.

Icelandic Approach to Tackling Child Abuse Doubles Conviction Rates

Anne Longfield | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Politics
Anne Longfield

It's a statistic that never fails to shock: the vast majority of all child sexual abuse is concealed and never reported to the authorities. Only one in eight victims ever come to their attention.

Why I'm Trekking Across Iceland for CoppaFeel

Laura Price | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

Cancer is a marathon. You have to be positive to get through it. You'll probably start feeling a lot of pain around mile 20, but you know if you reach the finish line, you'll feel so elated, so full of joy and pride and sense of achievement, that it'll all be worth it.

The Panama Papers Have Claimed Their First Victim

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK

The Prime Minister of Iceland has resigned following this week's Panama Papers data leak, local media has reported. No replacement has yet been named,...

9 Reasons Iceland Is The Most Interesting Country On Earth (Aside From The Panama Papers)

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK

The leak of the Panama Papers has once again thrust Iceland into the spotlight over its leaders, financial institutions and possible political shenani...