Iceland News

Iceland’s purple planes are grounded, and with them, its economy

Tour companies, hotels, rental car agencies and retailers now lament cancellations and diminished sales in the summer high season, forcing price cuts.

Memorial plaque installed at Okjokull glacier, the first one in Iceland lost to climate change

After about 100 people made a two-hour hike up a volcano, children installed a memorial plaque to the glacier, now called just ``Ok,'' minus the Icelandic word for glacier.


Iceland holds ceremony for first glacier lost to climate change

The disappearance of Okjokull, a glacier in the west of the sub-Arctic island, is being seen as directly due to the warming of the climate caused by human activity.

Philippines' top senator chides Iceland for abortion, UN drugs war probe

Sotto's remarks are the latest in a series of comments from lawmakers urging the government to not cooperate after the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday adopted Iceland's resolution to investigate thousands of deaths under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drugs campaign.

Whales from Chinese aquarium starting retirement in Iceland

Conservationists celebrated when a plane from Shanghai carrying the whales, named Little Gray and Little White after the colors of their skin, touched down at Iceland's Keflavik International Airport.

UK, Norway, Iceland agrees on citizens' rights if no-deal Brexit

"This means that citizens' residence rights have been secured regardless of the outcome of the negotiations between the EU and the UK," Iceland, an EU outsider, said.


Three of Indian-origin family killed in accident in Iceland

Local police have only identified the victims as British, with their names and ages not yet released until formal identification.

Iceland's WOW air offers tickets at Rs 13,499 for flights from Delhi to US, Canada, Iceland

The offer is available for outbound travel from the national capital to US, Canada and Iceland between December 2018 to March 2019 while the booking period for the tickets is up to September 28. 

United Nations elects Iceland to replace US on Human Rights Council

Iceland was nominated by the group of Western nations and received 172 votes Friday while France received one, sparking laughter in the assembly chamber.

Iceland opposition leader says will not rule out cooperation with Centre Party

The Centre Party, which was formed this September by former Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, got 11 per cent of the votes in the early counting.