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WATCH | Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change

2019-08-19 10:23

Iceland honoured the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate.

Iceland honours first glacier lost to climate change

2019-07-23 14:53

Iceland is planning to mark the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change which threatens some 400 others on the subarctic island.

Iceland will skip whaling this year - company

2019-06-28 12:07

No whales will be harpooned off the waters around Iceland this year, as the island nation's two whaling companies have decided to abandon the summer whaling season for the first time in 17 years.

Happy Beer Day! Iceland marks 30th anniversary of end of ban

2019-03-01 13:33

Icelanders are celebrating the end, three decades ago, of a sobering dry spell in their country's history - a ban on beer.

Top Gear's Chris Harris gets Ford Raptor stuck, rescued by Toyota Hilux

2017-11-09 10:27

Eish! As if there wasn't enough animosity between Ford and Toyota bakkies... a video shows a Hilux 'rescuing' a Chris Harris' F-150 Raptor from deep, slushy snow during a film he shot in Iceland.

Icelanders go to the polls 3rd time in 4 years

2017-10-29 07:14

Icelanders are going to the polls for the third time in four years in an island nation that became a symbol of the global financial crisis.

Iceland PM's resigns

2017-09-17 06:16

Iceland's president has accepted the resignation of the volcanic island's prime minister, who says a new election mostly likely will be held on November 4.

Iceland drills 4.7km down into volcano to tap clean energy

2017-05-05 15:39

It's named after a Nordic god and drills deep into the heart of a volcano: "Thor" is a rig that symbolises Iceland's leading-edge efforts to produce powerful clean energy.

Tourism boosts Iceland's whaling industry

2017-02-18 19:14

Iceland's anti-whaling campaigners are confronting a massive demand for whale meat driven by restaurants catering to tourists.

Trump wants to hold summit with Putin in Iceland

2017-01-15 15:01

US President-elect Donald Trump's first foreign trip will be a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

 

WATCH | Twenty pilot whales die after getting stranded on Iceland beach

2019-08-06 11:09

Volunteers from a local search and rescue squad worked through the night, trying to keep the animals in wet conditions. Another 20 whales were dead on the beach.

Iceland tries to bring back trees razed by the Vikings

2019-07-20 08:13

Before being colonised by the Vikings, Iceland was lush with forests but the fearsome warriors razed everything to the ground and the nation is now struggling to reforest the island.

MUST WATCH: Tourists flee large wave after Icelandic glacier collapse

2019-04-02 13:10

This is a good illustration of why people should immediately leave the beach if a glacier calves.

WATCH: Whales get stuck in Icelandic fjord, twice

2018-08-16 20:53

Around 100 pilot whales were rescued from a fjord in west of the country, before becoming trapped again.

Iceland's scandal-hit PM wins re-election

2017-10-29 20:21

Iceland's conservative prime minister won a snap election despite a string of scandals, final results have confirmed, but it remained unclear whether he could form a viable coalition.

Iceland's unusual law that lets murderers become judges

2017-10-26 16:22

A tool for rehabilitating criminals or simply a way of granting special favours? In Iceland, a law that allows a murderer to become a lawyer or a paedophile a judge recently led to the government's downfall.

Ferrari's Iceman becomes a dad again

2017-05-17 12:11

Kimi Raikkonen has become a father for the second time when his partner Minttu gave birth to their first daughter. We're pretty sure the little princess will melt the Iceman's heart.

Most whales hunted in Norway female, pregnant

2017-03-08 19:59

Animal rights activists have expressed outrage after reports emerged that a large majority of whales harpooned each year in Norway are pregnant.

Low-crime Iceland reeling after woman found dead on beach

2017-01-23 13:52

Iceland is in mourning after a young woman missing for eight days was found dead on a beach, in a rare crime that has gripped the nation.

Iceland gets new centre-right coalition government

2017-01-11 05:37

A new centre-right coalition in Iceland has agreed to make conservative Independence Party leader Bjarni Benediktsson the country's next prime minister.

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