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.

China's Arctic ambitions take shape in remote Iceland valley

2016-11-17 16:03

The growing relationship between China and Iceland is taking concrete form in a remote valley near the Arctic Circle, where a Chinese-funded, Icelandic-built observatory will study the Northern Lights

Pirate Party aims for gains as Icelanders choose new government

2016-10-29 10:48

Icelanders are preparing to vote in a national election, with the radical Pirate Party hoping to unseat the centre-right government.

Fast and Furious 8: What the cast will drive

2016-07-13 10:27

We take a look at the cars (we use that term loosely) that will feature in the next installment of the Fast and Furious franchise called Fast 8.

Panama Papers: Iceland braces for major anti-govt protest

2016-04-09 15:00

Iceland is gearing up for a major anti-government rally in a test of the opposition's ability to mobilise support following the "Panama Papers" scandal revelations that toppled the premier.


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.

Iceland breaks taboo with world's largest penis museum

2016-11-16 21:19

Size doesn't matter at the Icelandic Phallological Museum, home to the world's largest collection of penises which has an eye-watering array of specimens.

Iceland unearths rock to appease angry elves

2016-08-31 10:15

Iceland has been forced to bow to pressure from elves and uncover a supposedly enchanted elfin rock after highway workers accidentally buried it.

Iceland shocked by elite's love of offshore holdings

2016-04-12 10:38

Cabinet ministers, bankers and CEOs: the offshore companies at the heart of the leaked Panama Papers have drawn large numbers of Iceland's elite into a scandal that has already brought down the country's premier.

Panama Papers: Iceland names new PM amid poll calls

2016-04-07 08:15

Iceland's government has named a new prime minister and called for early elections later in the year, a day after Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson quit, becoming the first politician brought down by the 'Panama Papers' leaks.

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