Iceland

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...

Watch Iceland's Prime Minister Walk Out Of Panama Papers Interview

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK

Iceland's Prime Minister has walked out of a TV interview after being asked questions about his connection to a secretive tax haven in Panama. Sigmund...

There Have Been Huge Protests In Iceland After The Panama Papers Revelations

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK

Thousands of protestors gathered outside Iceland’s parliament on Monday after the country’s prime minister was linked to the Panama Papers. Sigmun...

Lefteris Yakoumakis: Sanctuary and Sagas in Iceland

Nancy Campbell | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nancy Campbell

I caught up with artist Lefteris Yakoumakis whose fascination with Icelandic culture and landscape has drawn him back again and again to the small town of Siglufjörður in the country's far north.

Mythical Phoenix Spotted Rising Above Iceland

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK

A photographer has captured remarkable images of the aurora borealis over Iceland, which resembles a huge phoenix rising about the icy land. Hallgrimu...

How Islands Are Upping the Clean Energy Ante

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Politics
Sarah Butler-Sloss

What an incredible weekend. For the first time, we have a global climate agreement that 196 countries have signed up to: a historic, partly legally b...

Northern Lights - Six Must Read Tips Before Booking Your Trip

Charo Merida | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charo Merida

It's about that time of the year again... Pretty much from now and until the end of March, these are the months of the year where we can get to enjoy the Northern Lights in some parts of the earth.

A Large Proportion Of Iceland's Population Just Offered Their Homes To Syrians

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

Thousands of Icelanders have said they would welcome Syrian refugees into their homes after their government announced last month it would accept just...

The Incredible Stopover - An Incredible Trip With My Incredible Dad

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

I love Iceland; the North Atlantic Island is a land of breathtaking but savage beauty with mountains, volcanoes, glaciers and black beaches; perfect for my dad who spent much of his life as a part-time photographer, while working full time in computing.

Hottest Hotels, Attractions And Theme Parks Launching In 2015

Roshina Jowaheer | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Holidays in 2015 are set to get bigger and better with the opening of futuristic theme parks, beautiful hotels and exciting new cultural zones hitting...

Divers Swim Through The Fissure Between Continents

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK

These remarkable images show what it is like to swim in the gap where the North American continent separates from its Eurasian counterpart. Taken in t...

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Fifteen: Geneva

Kai Humphries | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

We have boarded the flight to Geneva, for the past two hours we sat silently next to each other in departures completely ignoring each other's presence, fixated on our electronic devices. To the outside world we must look like a same sex couple who have had a major disagreement on holiday and are enduring the journey home in an amicable silence with underlying rancour.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day 14: Reykjavik (Part Two)

Kai Humphries | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

Seeing as we have a day off from travelling and performing today, and Berang doesn't return to Sweden until tomorrow, we all agreed on applying our free time to recreation. Daniel joined us to eventually ingest some food as we lunched on the fresh catch of the day before our Icelandic host, Ari, picked us up.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Thirteen: Reykjavik

Kai Humphries | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

Due to social conditioning, I didn't feel entirely comfortable with my order choice but consoled myself with the conclusion that I am ill positioned to place the lives of animals in a hierarchy of worth, if I am to eliminate one meat option I should eliminate them all rather than engaging in some back patting moral hypocrisy.

Surely, This £99 Airfare To The US Must Be A Mistake...

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK

A budget Icelandic airline has launched what are thought to be the cheapest flights ever offered from the UK to the US - priced at £99. The approp...

CCTV Captures Icelandic Motorist Exiting Car Park In Quite Spectacular Fashion

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Comedy

And your WTF CCTV footage of the day is this gem, which hails from Reykjavík, Iceland. It shows a driver leaving the underground car park below th...

What the Wild Means to Me

Daniel Crockett | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK
Daniel Crockett

I consider my relationship with nature as a long and unfolding conversation, like learning a language that I can never master. And this conversation is never dull. Like most discourses, it only improves with time and age, to reach a point where a constant connection evolves and grows, with almost daily realisations.

Good Heavens Above: The Best Northern Lights Holidays for 2014/2015

William Gray | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

After all the recent hype over the northern lights, NASA announced back in June 2014 that the sun's polarity had finally flipped and we were beyond the peak of the current Solar Maximum - a period of supercharged solar activity that usually occurs every 11 years and serves as a catalyst for spectacular northern lights displays.

Carry on Whaling

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Countries worldwide must take decisive and meaningful action to bring the slaughter to an end, and the démarche is a good start on this march towards a fully effective worldwide ban on commercial killing of the whales.

Iceland Has Its Own Loch Ness Monster

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Tech

Iceland has its very own lake monster, it's official. This video, taken in 2012 has been scrupulously analysed by a 'Truth Commission' who have finall...

Following Gin to Its Source

Mike Gerrard | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

Rain that fell on Iceland anything from 500-1000 years ago is only now being drunk - and some of it in gin and tonics. The rain that lands on lava rocks slowly soaks beneath the surface, and so dense and extensive are the layers of rock that the rainwater takes several hundred years to drip through.

Birth of a Volcano: The World Watches Iceland

Professor Dougal Jerram | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech
Professor Dougal Jerram

Bárðarbunga is a big volcano by Iceland standards and its starting to wake up! Where is it? Will it erupt and shut down Europe's airspace? What about the ice flood risks? The news has been rolling out different scenarios.