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The Icelandic Economic Crisis of October 2008 remembered

5 Oct In October 2008 saw the collapse of three major banks in Iceland plunging the country into financial crisis. People lost a great part of their savings and the Icelandic state was almost bankrupt. The general public were outraged and protests took place outside banks and public buildings.

Dumplings at Fine, a Chinese restaurant on Rauðarárstígur.

Eating out: Hlemmur, the Asian food quarter of Reykjavik

3 Oct Hlemmur, the former bus central of Reykjavik and surrounding areas have become a hub for great Asian food in the city. Here's a look at our favourite places in the area.

Akureyrarkirkja Church is one if Akureyri's most distinct landmarks.

20 things to see and do in Akureyri

1 Jul With the weather definitely better in North Iceland than the capital area, why not head up to Akureyri, often named the capital of North Iceland. It's by far the biggest town outside of the capital area, and there is plenty to see and do there. Here's a list of our top 20 things to see and do in Akureyri.

The boys in blue at practice in Kabardinka, Russia on Monday.

Meet the players of the Iceland men's national football team

13 Jun These are the boys in blue competing for Iceland at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

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Öræfajökull eruption could paralyse all air traffic in Europe

6 Jun If a major eruption were to occur in Öræfajökull, this could paralyse all air traffic across Europe for days on end, according to a research group at the University of Iceland.

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Photos: Iceland's majestic highlands

6 Apr The Icelandic highlands are one of the most unpopulated areas of Europe. Covering some 400 - 500 square kilometres they offer black deserts, mountains, canyons and glaciers.

The hotel is located between two famous attractions in Iceland- Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon and Skaftafell National Park

Stay in James Bond-style accommodation near Iceland's Glacial Lagoon

21 Mar The South-East coast of Iceland remains one of the most popular routes for visitors to the country. Offering sights such as the waterfalls Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss, the famous black beaches at Reynisfjara, the incredible basalt rock pillars at Dyrhólaey,

There are plenty of tourists in Iceland in February despite the cold and snow.

Why do tourists visit Iceland in February?

19 Feb This weekend's edition of Morgunblaðið published interviews with tourists visiting Iceland to find out what on earth they are doing in Iceland in stormy, cold February!

Extreme kayaking in Iceland

23 Jan Icelandic waterfalls and rivers are legion but there are not a lot of people that do kayaking in Iceland. One exception are the Spanish Serrasolses brothers, Aniol and Gerd. They visited Iceland this past summer and created an incredible video about their exploits of kayaking in Iceland.

Surfing deep in the West Fjords of Iceland.

Surfing the remote West Fjords of Iceland beneath the Northern Lights

12 Jan A film called Under an Arctic Sky tells the story of a group of surfers who embark on a quest to find the perfect waves in deep winter. Surfing in Iceland is no game.

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VIDEO: Dramatic Sea-Eagle rescue in Iceland

2 Dec 2017 A frail Sea-Eagle was rescued in West-Iceland on Thursday by professional outdoorsman and Icelandic Snapchat star, Snorri Rafnsson. See the video of the dramatic capture.

Sigurður Jónsson the sailor is called Búbbi.

Nature sailing in the high north

5 Nov 2017 Sigurður Jónsson, also known as Búbbi from Ísafjörður, treats the clients on his schooner like good guests and travelling companions as he shows them the magnificent Icelandic nature from the point of view of the sailor that he is.

Locals guide tourists around the island on a tractor.

Whale watching on a tractor on Hrísey Island

30 May 2017 At Hrísey Island the guided tours and whale watching are operated on a tractor. Hrísey is located in North Iceland and even though the island does not stand high, the view of the mountains that frame in the surrounding fjord is amazing.

The landscape at Reykjarnes Peninsula is a bit alien.

14 places to visit on Reykjanes Peninsula

28 May 2017 The first mistake of many tourists visiting Iceland is to drive through Reykjanes Peninsula, to and from Keflavik Airport, without stopping. The alien landscape, bubbling mud pools, and stunning rocks and cliffs by the sea make it one of the most interesting areas in Iceland.

Hikers on Mýrdalsjökull, South Iceland.

Iceland's glaciers - giants of nature

19 May 2017 Iceland is covered by over 4,500 square miles of glaciers, and they are located in all of the nation’s regions. The largest, Vatnajökull, is Europe’s largest glacier and covers a staggering 8% of the country.

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