Iceland

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Cop Secret review – Reykjavík’s answer to Hot Fuzz in action flick sendup
Former footballer Hannes Þór Halldórsson makes his film debut with a goofy comedy about a knucklehead cop afraid to come out as gay

Cath Clarke

17, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Iceland urged to ban ‘blood farms’ that extract hormone from pregnant horses
EU concern over ‘cruel’ practice of taking blood from mares to create hormone products that increase reproduction in farmed animals

Abby Young-Powell, in Reykjavik

16, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The safest place in the world to be a woman? Try telling that to these Icelandic campaigners
Footballers, TV stars and politicians accused of sexual harassment by #MeToo-inspired movement

Abby Young-Powell

03, Apr, 2022 @6:45 AM

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‘Meet us, don’t eat us’: Iceland turns from whale eaters to whale watchers
The country’s plan to end commercial whaling is driven by falling demand but also a 15-year-long campaign aimed at their biggest consumers of whale meat – tourists

Abby Young-Powell in Faxaflói Bay, Iceland

28, Mar, 2022 @6:45 AM

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Skateboarder and social media star Josh Neuman, 22, dies in Iceland plane crash
Bodies of Neuman, pilot of Cessna 172 and two other passengers discovered in lake using remote submarine and sonar

Staff and agencies

08, Feb, 2022 @1:28 PM

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Nara Walker: the Australian woman suing Iceland
Walker was convicted of assaulting her ex-husband in Reykjavík in 2017. Now she and eight other women are taking Iceland to court claiming human rights violations

Maddison Connaughton

28, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Woman self-isolates in plane toilet for five hours after Covid-positive test mid-flight
Marisa Fotieo says she was supplied with food and drinks in cubicle after throat began to hurt during flight from US to Iceland

Samantha Lock

31, Dec, 2021 @3:24 AM

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Travel Man: 96 Hours in Iceland review – farewell Richard Ayoade, hello Joe Lycett
The Birmingham comic is joined by Bill Bailey to eat tomatoes and form a punk band in his debut as the new host of Channel 4’s holiday show. But Ayoade fans may miss his trademark quirks

Lucy Mangan

27, Dec, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Lamb review – Noomi Rapace outstanding in wild horror-comedy of Icelandic loneliness
This outrageous story of a bereaved couple’s surrogate child ropes in a wild bestiary of creatures great and digital

Peter Bradshaw

07, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Weatherwatch: when the wind drops – keeping renewable energy supplies steady
Interconnectors – linking areas rich in hydro, wind or solar power – can help to even out fluctuations in weather

Jeremy Plester

10, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘The strangeness seeped into the music’: how Iceland’s midnight sun inspired Jezabels’ Heather Shannon
The Australian musician talks about creating her aching, jagged new album of solo piano compositions in the wake of chemotherapy

Nick Buckley

03, Oct, 2021 @10:23 PM

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‘He’s so majestic’: Wally the walrus hits Iceland on tour of Europe
Experts hope he is resting and building up blubber reserves before returning to Arctic to look for mate

Miranda Bryant

01, Oct, 2021 @9:06 AM

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