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WASHINGTON, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland. The free 'Whappy' app, launched today in Reykjavik by the
QUINCY, Mass., May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Icelandair today announces further expansion of its global network
Unique service offers a personal search platform for tourists to seek out the country's hidden secrets REYKJAVIK, Iceland, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- YouTube
REYKJAVÍK, Iceland and DUISBURG, Germany, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carbon Recycling International (CRI), a pioneer in power-to-methanol technology, and Mitsubishi
Los Angeles Creative Community Launch Introduces Future of Content Monetization to Entertainment Industry LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- OZ, a Iceland-based company, today
A landmark DNA study in Iceland has resulted in an unprecedented look at an entire country’s genetic makeup, discovering several previously unknown mutations that could cause a vast array of different health problems, but regulations prevent some of that data from being used.
New ports in Scotland, England, Ireland and France join other popular destinations for the summer season CELEBRATION, Fla., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2016, Disney Cruise Line
A massive canyon that is home to Europe's most powerful waterfall was created in a matter of days by extreme flooding, new research reveals.
QUINCY, Massachusetts, February 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- - Icelandair delivers the Aurora Borealis to passengers worldwide with the Hekla Aurora
Iceland is literally rising up out of the water, and in some places it's as much as 1.4 inches a year.
Askja is an active stratovolcano that is located in the isolated central highlands in Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,974 feet and its name literally means caldera, or box, in the Icelandic language. The area can only be reached during a period of a few months and because it located in the rain shadow of the Vatnajökull glacier to the northeast, it only receives 17.7 inches of rain per year. One of Askja’s smaller craters holds a lake known as Öskjuvatn, which is often frozen over...
Hekla is an active stratovolcano that is located southern Iceland and is part of a volcanic ridge that extends over an area of twenty-five miles. This volcano reaches an elevation of 4,882 feet and holds a unique shape that is a mixture of a stratovolcano and crater row, a trait that is found in very few volcanoes. Its name is translated as “hooded” but it also refers to a hooded cloak, so it is thought that the name could be inspired by the cloud cover that often occurs around the...
Eldfell is an active stratovolcano that is located in Iceland on the island of Heimaey, in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. It reaches an elevation of 656 feet and was created during a volcanic eruption on the east side of the island in 1973. Its name means Mountain of Fire in the Icelandic language. Iceland is an area with a high frequency of volcanic activity because it is located on top of the Iceland hotspot and beside the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. So many eruptions occur here that it is thought...
Grímsvötn is an active subglacial volcano that is located in southeast highlands of Iceland. This volcano reaches an elevation of 5,659 feet and is located in the northwestern side of the Vatnajökull ice-cap. It is comprised of basaltic lava and has the highest frequency of eruptions of any volcano in Iceland. The majority of this volcano resides under Vatnajökull, so its eruptions are primarily subglacial and often cause phreatomagmatic explosions. Grímsvötn produced an eruption in...
Known as Erik the Red, Erik Thorvaldsson is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition signifies that he was born in Rogaland, Norway. The designation “the Red” probably refers to his hair or his beard color. Leif Ericson, the well-known Icelandic explorer, was Erik’s son. When Erik the Red’s father was exiled from Norway due to manslaughter, he sailed west from Norway accompanied by...
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