Iceland

Baker uses urine to make bread
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Baker uses urine to make bread

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 Jul 2020
Where in the world can you travel this summer?
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In Review

Where in the world can you travel this summer?

Italy, Barbados, Madeira and the Maldives are among the destinations preparing to welcome UK visitors
1 Jul 2020
When did coronavirus really reach the UK?
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In Depth

When did coronavirus really reach the UK?

New research says lack of vigilance in UK led to early spread of Covid-19
28 Apr 2020
What is Iceland’s Golden Circle and why is it so popular?
View of the Gullfoss water falls on the river Hvita near Haukadalur in southwestern Iceland on July 6, 2014.AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGET(Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
In Review

What is Iceland’s Golden Circle and why is it so popular?

31 May 2019
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon: the ultimate five-star spa
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In Review

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon: the ultimate five-star spa

Lose yourself in silica-rich waters beneath the Northern Lights
14 May 2019
The safest and most dangerous countries in the world
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The safest and most dangerous countries in the world

War-torn Syria tops the list of the most dangerous, while Iceland holds top spot as the safest
17 Apr 2019
Wow Air collapses: what to do if you are booked to travel
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Wow Air collapses: what to do if you are booked to travel

Cash-strapped Icelandic budget airline grounds all aircraft, leaving thousands stranded
28 Mar 2019

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Iceland Christmas TV ad banned for being ‘too political’
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Iceland Christmas TV ad banned for being ‘too political’

Controversial commercial depicts orangutan mourning loss of his rainforest home
9 Nov 2018
World Cup group D: Rojo volleys Argentina into the last-16
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World Cup group D: Rojo volleys Argentina into the last-16

Group D final standings and results
26 Jun 2018
The volcanoes likely to erupt next
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The volcanoes likely to erupt next

Scientists have identified high-risk sites by tracking tectonic activity
5 Jun 2018
Suspect in £1.45m bitcoin theft fled Iceland on PM’s plane
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Suspect in £1.45m bitcoin theft fled Iceland on PM’s plane

Sindri Thor Stefansson is accused of stealing bitcoin mine computers
19 Apr 2018
Iceland plan to outlaw circumcision sparks outcry worldwide
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Iceland plan to outlaw circumcision sparks outcry worldwide

Parliament considering ban on procedure for anything other than medical reasons
20 Feb 2018
British man arrested in Iceland for wearing too many clothes
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British man arrested in Iceland for wearing too many clothes

Ryan Hawaii was stopped at Keflavík Airport for wearing eight pairs of trousers and ten shirts
16 Jan 2018
Iceland leads world in wage equality
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Iceland leads world in wage equality

Nordic nation pledges to eradicate gender pay gap by 2022
4 Jan 2018
Iceland elects new left-leaning government
Katrin Jakobsdottir, Chair of the Left-Green Movement, could form the next government
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Iceland elects new left-leaning government

Snap election followed a wave of political scandals
30 Oct 2017
Iceland ends capital controls imposed after financial crash
Iceland's parliament, the Althing, in Reykjavik
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Iceland ends capital controls imposed after financial crash

Country returns to international finance markets as tourism helps economy grow 7.2 per cent
13 Mar 2017
Iceland's President clears up call for a pineapple pizza ban
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Iceland's President clears up call for a pineapple pizza ban

Gudni Thorlacius Johannesson averts international incident over what toppings should be allowed
22 Feb 2017
East Icelanders tell weatherman to move
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East Icelanders tell weatherman to move

Residents start online pressure group to stop TV presenter blocking their view - and other tall tales
21 Dec 2016
Baby Jesus statue given 'Maggie Simpson' head
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Baby Jesus statue given 'Maggie Simpson' head

Church criticised after local artist crafts replacement piece from orange clay - and other tall tales
21 Oct 2016
Which are the world's best and worst countries for girls?
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Which are the world's best and worst countries for girls?

High teen pregnancy rate sees UK sit at 15 on Save the Children's list
12 Oct 2016
See the world's most impressive natural phenomena in style
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See the world's most impressive natural phenomena in style

Enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer with these once-in-a-lifetime experiences
2 Sep 2016
France ends Iceland's 2016 dream with a crushing victory
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France ends Iceland's 2016 dream with a crushing victory

Home nation destroy tournament minnows to line themselves up with a semi-final clash against Germany
4 Jul 2016
Iceland chant: Seismic Euro 2016 war cry comes from Scotland
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Iceland chant: Seismic Euro 2016 war cry comes from Scotland

Far from having Viking roots, the fans' intimidating chant was stolen from the Scottish Premiership
29 Jun 2016
Twitter celebrates as sorry England leave Euro 2016
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Twitter celebrates as sorry England leave Euro 2016

Viral videos abound after Roy Hodgson's dire team lose to North Atlantic minnows Iceland
29 Jun 2016
Iceland 2 England 1: The 'worst result in English history'
Iceland celebrate beating England at Euro 2016
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Iceland 2 England 1: The 'worst result in English history'

Hodgson and his squad should be ashamed, but Iceland deserve praise for showing the meaning of teamwork
27 Jun 2016
Panama Papers: Iceland names new prime minister
Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson and finance minister Biarni Benediktsson
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Panama Papers: Iceland names new prime minister

Will the arrival of Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson be enough to satisfy angry Icelanders?
7 Apr 2016
'Illegal' name costs Icelandic Harriet her passport
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'Illegal' name costs Icelandic Harriet her passport

Passport refused to ten-year-old because Icelandic girls cannot be called Harriet
27 Jun 2014
CPS under fire for charging men who took food from skip
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CPS under fire for charging men who took food from skip

Three men face prosecution for taking vegetables, cheese and Mr Kipling cakes out of an Iceland skip
29 Jan 2014