Iceland Recovers, and Reykjavik Becomes a Hive of Development
Spurred by a boom in tourism, construction projects downtown are aimed at transforming the area into a destination to live, work and play.
On an Island Named for Ice, the Poets Are Just Getting Warmed Up
In Iceland, people of all ages and every walk of life compose and publish verse. Cold, damp weather and long winter nights may be among the reasons.
Secret to Iceland’s Tourism Boom? A Financial Crash and a Volcanic Eruption
Two catastrophes — a 2008 crash that made the country cheap for visitors and a 2010 blast that put it on the map — transformed the island into a top destination.
Croatia Beats Iceland Before a Crowd of Zero
Marcelo Brozovic scored twice as Croatia beat Iceland, 2-0, in Zagreb on Saturday and opened up a lead at the top of European Group I in World Cup qualifying.
Europe’s Mosquito-Free Island Paradise: Iceland
No one knows for sure why mosquitoes have never spread to Iceland. If climate is the reason, look out: It’s changing.
Iceland’s Prime Minister Resigns, After Pirate Party Makes Strong Gains
The anti-establishment party came in second place, while the center-right Progressive Party shrank to eight seats from 19 in the 63-seat Parliament.
Populist Wave Likely to Lift Iceland’s Pirate Party
The anti-establishment party is poised to make big gains in Iceland’s general election, with voters expressing anger over government corruption.
Spectacular Northern Lights Over Iceland
The northern lights are particularly vivid this week and the Reykjavik City Council ordered street lamps to be turned off in most neighborhoods to improve visibility for watching the dancing lights.
Reykjavik Briefly Swaps Its City Lights for Northern Ones
The Icelandic capital went dark Wednesday night, after the City Council switched off street lamps and encouraged residents to turn off their lights.
After Mudslides and Flooding in Iceland, Elves Are Suspects
Workers clearing a roadway after a series of storms unleashed havoc after unwittingly dumping dirt on a special rock that has its own name in Icelandic folklore.
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