British PM Churchill addresses the crowd gathered in front of the parliamentary building.

80 Years Since Churchill Charmed the Icelandic Nation

News Tagged with “United Kingdom”

Jet2 Responds to High Demand for Flights to Iceland

6 May The British low-cost leisure airline Jet2 has decided to move its scheduled flights between Manchester, England, and Iceland up by a month.

How Will BREXIT Affect Icelanders?

7 Dec The Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs has posted a list on its website of what changes to expect regarding relations between the UK and Iceland when the BREXIT transition period ends on January 1.

A computer-generated image of the proposed Sizewell C.

No Major Impact on Iceland’s Environment

25 Aug 2020 Icelandic authorities believe that the proposed construction of a nuclear power station in Sizewell, Suffolk County, on the east coast of England, will not have a major impact on the environment in Iceland.

A famous photo from May 10, 1940. British soldiers on Kirkjustræti street in Reykjavík and curious passers-by.

Eighty Years Since Iceland Was Occupied

11 May 2020 Yesterday, May 10, 80 years had passed since Iceland was occupied by British forces during World War II.

Countries with clean energy are being looked at as a potential site for the computer.

Will British Supercomputer Be Housed in Iceland?

18 Feb 2020 Because of its clean energy sources, Iceland is a potential site for a supercomputer to be built for the Met Office – the UK’s national weather service - 2022-2032.

Will Iceland be Gray-Listed?

17 Oct 2019 By the end of the week, Iceland could land on a gray list of countries, which have failed to take sufficient measures to combat money laundering and the financing of acts of terrorism.

Volcanoes, skyr and the Panama Papers: a 2016 Iceland retrospective

1 Jan 2017 As the new year begins, Iceland Monitor takes a look back over 2016 and some of its most popular news stories for each month. Which is your favourite?

Black clouds on the horizon for Icelandic tourism?

“Iceland could be heading for another economic crash”

9 Dec 2016 Iceland could be heading for another economic crash if the Central Bank fails to take action to stop the strengthening króna affecting tourism.

Iceland tourist numbers for November sky-rocket

6 Dec 2016 Just over 132,000 foreign tourists were counted departing from Iceland’s main international airport last month – up a staggering 61.4% on November 2015.

There are over 900 Iceland stores in the UK, Ireland, Czech Republic and Iceland (the country).

Iceland Foods boss hits out at “unwilling to compromise” Iceland

5 Dec 2016 The Icelandic government is “not willing to hold any serious discussion” to help resolve the current trademark dispute between the country and the frozen-food chain, says founder and CEO of Iceland Foods Malcolm Walker.

View on Iceland: Skyr, Trademarks and Football

3 Dec 2016 Once you finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

Icelandair announces new Iceland-Belfast route

2 Dec 2016 Icelandic flag carrier Icelandair has announced Belfast, UK, as the latest new destination in its growing route network.

Iceland’s volcanoes and hot springs to power UK homes?

29 Nov 2016 A proposed submarine power cable taking Icelandic green energy to the UK is now one step closer to becoming a reality, after a French asset company agreed to stump up with a major cash contribution.

New BBC programme on Icelandic search and rescue

24 Nov 2016 The BBC World Service has posted a new programme looking at the splendid work of the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue.

Prime Minister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, leader of the Progressive Party.

Time to reconsider Iceland's EEA membership

12 Oct 2016 The time has come to measure the success of Iceland's membership of the European Economic Area and the Schengen cooperation and consider alternatives, according to a newly adopted foreign policy of the governing Progressive Party.

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