Iceland

Unmissable Iceland: Things You Should Do That You've Probably Never Heard Of

Nathan Woodhead | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathan Woodhead

We're currently traveling the length and breadth of Iceland. The purpose is to film some of what Iceland has to offer but probably haven't heard of.

Inspired by Iceland: Taking in the South!

Nathan Woodhead | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathan Woodhead

On Friday last week we set out on a journey to uncover some of Iceland's secrets in the form of an ultimate tour. Here's what happened on the 1st few days.

Inspired by Iceland: The Journey of a Lifetime

Nathan Woodhead | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathan Woodhead

One of the greatest things about travelling in Iceland is the unavoidable sense of adventure, arriving on something akin to a moonscape, unsure of what lies ahead. Departing knowing that no matter how many times you return the butterflies will never fade. Everyone has a different adventure when they travel here and no matter how many times they return the journey is never the same.

Taken To Court For Taking Some Tomatoes And Cheese Out Of The Bin

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

A man is due to stand trial for taking some thrown-away tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese from a supermarket bin. Paul May, a freelance web designer, ...

VIDEO: Horrific Moment Plane Crash Lands in Iceland

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Shocking footage has shown the devastating moment an air ambulance crashed at a racetrack, killing two people on board. It remains unclear what cau...

Whale Meat Used In Icelandic Beer 'Will Make Vikings Of Drinkers', Promises Brewery

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An Icelandic brewery has reportedly teamed up with a whaling company to create… you guessed it, a beer containing extracts of whale. The 5.2% co...

Plane Crash In Iceland Captured On Video

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

This is the terrifying moment a light aircraft crashed into the runway at Akureyri in Iceland, killing two people on board. Miraculously, the pilot su...

Forget UK Festivities: Why Not Spend Christmas Abroad?

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Here are some fantastic alternatives to spending Christmas at home. And yes, we know it's an expensive time of year; but there are some fantastic deals available in the low season.

Iceland's Police Kill Man For The First Time, Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK

Icelandic police have shot dead a man, for the first time in the country's history, after they found him firing a shotgun inside his flat. Crime an...

Hot Water and Mud: Soaking in Europe's Steaming Thermal Baths

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

There is nothing quite as relaxing as having a hot soak after a long day, and where better to do it than a thermal bath? For centuries thermal baths in Europe have attracted the rich and the royal, who believed in the healing properties of the hot water and mud.

Whale Watching: Should It Be Allowed

Daniel Kendal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Kendal

The Icelandic industries have been leading the way in ethical whale watching. The good news is that whale-watching is starting to become a more-lucrative industry than its bloodthirsty cousin.

'I Spent The Night Retching': Worm In Iceland Chicken Tikka Slice Proves To Be A Mealbreaker (PICTURE)

Archant Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

In an occasional series of foreign bodies appearing randomly in foods, we bring you news of a "sickened" customer who claims to have found a worm in a...

Progress in Health and Education, But Gender Parity Lagging in Workforce - Report

Maria Caspani | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Caspani

Although the world has made strides in closing the gender gap when it comes to health and education, countries need to bolster efforts to increase women's participation in politics and the workforce, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said in a report on Friday.

PICTURE: These Human Skin Necropants Will Make You Rich

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK

Get rich quick – with these charming Icelandic “necropants”. It’s all very simple, all you have to do is secure a friend’s agreement tha...

WATCH: Fireball Or Fake?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK

A mysterious bright light has been filmed slowly descending from the sky in Akureyi, Iceland. The UFO appears to land in the middle of a residentia...

Five Years On, Could Iceland's Banks Collapse Again?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Politics

On 6 October in 2008, Iceland's second largest bank Landsbanki was nationalised by Conservative prime minister Geir Haarde's government. Five year...

Reykjavik International Literary Festival

Lucy Popescu | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Popescu

Our main host for the festival was Sjón. A prolific writer, Sjón has written novels, poetry, plays, librettos and picture books for children.

'You're Making The Same Errors That Brought Down Iceland's Banks'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne is letting the same problems build up in the British economy that ended up bringing down Iceland's banks, Iceland's Prime Minister Sigm...

Care Bears and Nepenthe: Exclusive Q&A with Julianna Barwick

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

The music of Julianna Barwick transcends the expression of emotion evoked purely from language. The Brooklyn based, Louisiana born artist creates a lush and magically hypnotizing universe of sound by looping her voice into a layered and emotionally compelling world of melody.

Adventures In Iceland

Kate McAuley | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate McAuley

Snorkelling conjures trips to the Caribbean, coral reefs and parrot fish, not frozen tundra in the Summer, titanic glaciers and migrating Canadian geese. Still, I was intrigued, and not just by the idea of paddling in freezing water.

This Is What We Know So Far About Snowden's 21 Asylum Bids

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in 21 countries, but most of Europe has swiftly rejected his plea. Russia says that Snowden's request for asy...

That's Why Mums Shouldn't Go to Iceland (Or Dads, Kids... Indeed Anyone)

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

After a two year voluntary ban, Iceland has resumed commercial whaling - against international opinion and against the mandates of the International Whaling Commission, which Iceland doesn't recognise.

Bad News, We Could All Die In A Volcano..

Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Tech

Man remains at the mercy of major volcanic eruptions and light years away from defusing its deadly fires, it emerged. Optimistic hopes that rapid t...

Isle of Awe Land or Let's Get Lost Land?

Viki Imrie | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Viki Imrie

Awesome Jumper Land. Magical Escape Land. Best Place to Grow a Beard Land. But to what land of beards, jumpers and escapes are we referring? Iceland, of course. Travel and journeys are all about seeing things through the filter of your own unique perspective, and Iceland in particular seems to draw huge quantities of awe, admiration and joy from people.

Iceland, iTunes and UK Parliament: Breaking the Taboo with Sam Branson

Jason Reed | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

Drugs can often prove to be an arduous, convoluted conversation. To try and unpick the tangled knot that is global drug policy is fairly impossible. T...