Iceland

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 30.09.2014 | 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 26.09.2014 | 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 19.09.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 29.08.2014 | 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.

Iceland's Biggest Volcano Has Erupted - Which Could Be Bad News For Holidaymakers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK

Aviation authorities in the UK are closely monitoring the fall out from a volcanic eruption in Iceland, where planes have been put on high alert. I...

Could Iceland's Volcano Cause Travel Chaos Again?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, which scientists say is poised to erupt, could cause major disruption to air travel, as residents from the north of the...

Ten Unusual Honeymoon Destinations

Jane Anderson | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Just because you're going on honeymoon doesn't mean you have to stick to the tried and tested "romantic" destinations for newlyweds. Here are 10 alternative honeymoons that will be sure to get your hearts racing...

Top Ten Places to Get Your 'Game of Thrones' Fix

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Game of Thrones has become an international phenomenon with a dedicated following around the world. Over the past four seasons, the show has become well-known for its dramatic backdrops and breath-taking locations filmed all over Europe.

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

Nathan Woodhead | Posted 20.05.2014 | 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 20.05.2014 | 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 17.05.2014 | 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.