Unpronounceable volcanoes, Björk, Vikings, Game of Thrones – these are some of the things you might think of relating to Iceland. This remote and fascinating island, located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean with a population of 360,000 people, is one of the most creative nations in the world. Is it due to isolation, the inspiration from nature or its centuries-old folklore legends? Eve Jackson goes to the land of ice and fire to find out why Iceland has such an exceptional and disproportionate amount of artists.
4 Dec 2021
One way of reducing global warming is to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. An entrepreneur in Iceland is trying to do just that with innovative technology that he hopes will help his country, and the world, become carbon-neutral.
27 Sep 2021
Iceland has become the first European country where women make up more than half of all lawmakers. The ruling coalition has also secured enough votes to stay in power.
1 Aug 2021
On a remote island in Breidafjordur Bay off the west coast of Iceland, a thousand-year-old harvest takes place -- the hunt for elusive eiderdown, used to make some of the world's best duvets and quilts.
29 Mar 2021
Red lava bubbles and flows out of a fissure in a valley in Geldingadalur, close to Mount Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes peninsula in southwestern Iceland. While Iceland has more active volcanoes than any other country in Europe, the Reykjanes peninsula has not experienced an eruption since the 13th century. The last one occured for about 30 years, from 1210 to 1240.
27 Mar 2021
A volcano in southwest Iceland has erupted — as anticipated following thousands of smaller earthquakes in the area in recent weeks.
30 Oct 2020
Instead of a slow slog on snowshoes, a giant bus sweeps passengers at up to 60 kilometres an hour across Iceland's second largest glacier, which scientists predict will likely be nearly gone by the end of the century. The red glacier mega bus is 15 metres (50-foot) long and fitted with massive tyres for traction across the powder snow of western Iceland's vast Langjokull ice cap.
1 Dec 2019
As calls for gender equality grow louder around the world, a gathering in the Icelandic capital offers a glimpse of what a matriarchy might achieve.
25 Aug 2019
Iceland has been commemorating the loss of Okjokull with the prime minister and guests from international universities and the United Nations. A ceremony at the site highlighted the urgency of climate protection.
2 Dec 2017
Russia 2018 - Nigeria to face Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in group D.