So, Reykjavík elected a joke party to city council and wound up with a mayor, Jón Gnarr, who is a famous comedian in Iceland. By most accounts, the Besti flokkurinn (the Best Party) won as a big f-...
But a volatile economy and weird banking practices do. Read more about Icelandic culture, community, and the ongoing relationship between the people and the Eyjafjallajökull eruption---the nation's l
As airline disruptions come home to Iceland, VO blogger Stephanie Orford gets stranded in a small town, along with a pack of rumpled air travelers. But at least there're hot dogs, Orford reports. And
Here's the breakdown, plus a little note for the future: Katla's the one to watch.
The news shows farmers herding their animals into barns. Sheep that were once wooly white look like they were born gray. Wild birds are flying into homes and barns, apparently also trying to take refu
In Iceland, people are pretty chuffed about their volcanic eruption. Maybe it's kind of equivalent to Vancouverites' attitude toward the rain, except with molten lava and ash.
The volcano, called Eyjafjallajokull, began erupting early Wednesday morning, beneath a glacier in southern Iceland, and is already causing major flooding in surrounding areas. In areas surrounding...