Quantcast

Latest Landmannalaugar Stories

2014-01-03 08:22:56

REYKJAVIK, January 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Iceland, renowned for its out-of-this-world landscapes and extreme, unique environment has confirmed its status as filmmakers favourite as it celebrates a deluge of blockbuster movies and TV productions recently filmed on the island. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130103/662640-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130103/662640-b ) With much anticipated Hollywood films including The...

2009-07-07 22:31:00

A paralyzed Icelander with a love for the outdoors plans to cross his country's rugged interior on a specially designed all-terrain vehicle. Jon Gunnar Benjaminsson, who normally travels in a wheelchair, has selected a route beginning at Lake Myvatn in the north Wednesday and ending in the capital, Reykjavik, Iceland Review reported. The region is one of Iceland's best-known natural areas. Benjaminsson told the newspaper Frettabladid he has two intertwined goals for the five-day trip. One is...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
Related