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10 Favourite Photography Spots in Iceland and the Best Time to Capture Them

Iceland is a magical place full of mountains, active volcanos, glaciers and black sand beaches. It’s diverse topography brings a lot of photographers, and tourists in general, to this small north western European island. Iceland has only seen it’s rise to fame recently, before the turn of the centur

MICENDING.COM - 2018-12-14 11:29:28

The Top 22 Things to Do in Iceland

It's almost impossible to whittle down a list of things to do in Iceland to the very best. The country has so much to offer in terms of geological wonders, unique tour experiences, and truly intriguing hotels. Whether you have two weeks or just a long weekend, there's plenty to keep you busy.

TRIPSAVVY.COM - 2018-12-14 07:00:00

Christians Take Up the Ministry of Translation in Secular, Bookish Iceland

In the pitch dark of Christmas Eve in Iceland, after family dinner and unwrapping presents, the lights stay aglow for another special tradition: reading. Not just reciting the Nativity story or The Night Before Christmas; book lovers in the tiny Nordic nation spend the night cracking into the shiny

BLACKCHRISTIANNEWS.COM - 2018-12-14 14:01:45

Jodie Foster Is Remaking WOMAN AT WAR, Iceland's Oscar Entry

Jake Gyllenhaal is going to direct, co-produce, and star in a remake of The Guilty, Denmark’s submission for the Foreign Language Oscar, but he’s not the only one looking to remake one of these submissions. Jodie Foster is looking to do the same thing with Iceland’s entry, Woman at War.

GEEKTYRANT - 2018-12-13 22:01:35

In Iceland, 13 ‘Yule Lad’ troll brothers come to town to herald Christmas instead of Santa

MYVATN, Iceland (AP) — The people of northern Iceland have had their travel plans disrupted with a record high snowfall this December. Roads have been shut, flights cancelled and school suspended.

YORK NEWS-TIMES - 2018-12-13 18:00:00

Iceland's Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach: The Complete Guide

If you’ve heard of Iceland’s famous black sand beaches, you’ve heard of Reynisfjara. Located on the southern coast, Reynisfjara can be found right before you hit Vik, if you’re driving from Reykjavik. This stunning region is known for its interesting geology: the black sand beaches (of course), basa

TRIPSAVVY.COM - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

Norway, Iceland wind down pelagic fishing for 2018

The final catches of Atlanto-Scandic herring continued to come into Norwegian ports in week 49 (commencing Dec. 3), according to Norwegian pelagic sales body Sildelaget. In week 48 the organization reported herring catches were all but done, with the larger vessels especially having finished. In wee

UNDERCURRENTNEWS.COM - 2018-12-14 13:09:00

Can I use Lyft or Uber in Iceland?

A lot of the people who read this blog come from countries and cities where Uber and/or Lyft have been established as the preferred form of transportation. Although I’ve only used Uber myself, the app makes it super simple for you to utilize their services no matter where you are. You never have to

IHEARTREYKJAVIK.NET - 2018-12-12 11:14:57

Tourism pushes Iceland's CO2 emissions to record levels

Iceland now has the highest per capita pollution in Europe, according to Statistics Iceland. The emissions mainly stem from increasing air traffic and heavy industry, plus shipping to and from Iceland.

NORDICLABOURJOURNAL.ORG - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

Iceland landscape photography

This is great; it looks like you had an amazing trip. I'd love to see this video in higher resolution.

FSTOPPERS - 2018-12-11 07:00:00

Spartan’s Joe De Sena – Iceland ULTRA Wrap, Albon, Atkins, and 2019

Brett got a chance to snag Spartan founder Joe De Sena for a quick chat shortly after his return from the Spartan ULTRA World Champs in Iceland. They cover The $1 million bounty and Jon Albon's efforts, Ryan Atkins' fierce will to conquer the brutal ULTRA course and hit 90 miles, $50,000 to $10,000

MUDRUNGUIDE.COM - 2018-12-11 17:28:53

For Sale: A 16th-Century Map of Iceland, Roamed by Fantastic Beasts

There’s a lot to look at in Abraham Ortelius’s map of Iceland. The Antwerp-born mapmaker, who compiled the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, regarded as the earliest modern atlas, was also among the first to annotate the country in considerable detail. Building upon the work of Gudbrandur Thorláksson (Guðbra

ATLAS OBSCURA - 2018-12-10 22:16:00

Documenting the Disappearing Glaciers of Iceland

Most people dream of flying, so it’s only natural to be jealous of Ragnar Axelsson — a photographer also known as RAX — as he routinely flies his plane over the monumental, majestic and shrinking glaciers in his home country, Iceland.

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-12-10 09:00:01

Lose your mind to Iceland's latest extreme metal masters, Kaleikr

Iceland may have established itself as one of the core hubs for mindbending black metal in recent years, but the fevered, exploratory instinct that ripples throughout the likes of Svartidauði and Misþyrming has found other new avenues too, not least in Reykjavík’s Kaleikr.

LOUDERSOUND.COM - 2018-12-13 12:15:42

Smell of gingerbread on new Iceland stamps

Iceland Post features cookies on its scented Christmas stamps issued Nov. 1. Iceland Post describes the two stamps as smelling like “newly baked gingerbread.” In its bulletin for collectors, Stamp News, Iceland Post said: “Gingerbread baking is an indispensable pastime in many Icelandic homes before

LINNS.COM - 2018-12-11 17:00:00

US soldiers drank almost all of Iceland’s beer in a few days

If there’s one thing that America wants more of, it’s oil, err I mean, beer!. This past month in Reykjavik, Iceland, more than 6,000 US military personnel nearly drank the capital city’s beer supply dry.

LOSTATEMINOR.COM - 2018-12-11 00:20:33

Travel on Trial: With Iceland's banned TV advertisement shining a light on the plight of Asia's orangutans, James Litston traverses Borneo in search of its animal icons

Nothing says Christmas 2018 like a Rang-tan in your bedroom. If that sounds like nonsense, you must have missed the supermarket Iceland’s festive advert (and no wonder: its supposedly political slant – it was originally commissioned by Greenpeace – saw it banned from TV, only to rack up more than fi

YAHOO! - 2018-12-11 10:17:39

Landmannalaugar: The Complete Guide to Iceland's Central Highlands

Iceland's Central Highlands are a special place — an elevated terrain formed by volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago. The terrain is famous for how tricky it is; during the winter, access to the highlands is restricted unless you're traveling with a tour company that has a certified vehicle for

TRIPSAVVY.COM - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

The Complete Guide to Iceland Hot Spring Etiquette

If you’re planning a trip to Iceland, there’s a good chance you’re also going to find yourself at a hot spring. You can find them all over the country (see our hot spring map!) — local communities depend on them for socializing, relaxing, and job opportunities, if they live near the larger spas. But

TRIPSAVVY.COM - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

Iceland's Dettifoss Waterfall: The Complete Guide

Iceland has no shortage of waterfalls, but each one has something special that warrants a journey out to see it in person. Dettifoss is no exception. Located in Northern Iceland, not far from the country’s second-largest city, Akureyi, Dettifoss is Europe’s most powerful waterfall.

TRIPSAVVY.COM - 2018-12-12 07:00:00