crime
Suspect In Bitcoin Mining Heist Who Broke Out of Icelandic Prison Realises Icelandic Prison Ain’t So Bad

Everyone wants to go to Iceland to get that perfect selfie for their dating profile and briefly feel what it’s like to exist in an actual paradise. But last month, a man who is suspected in a heist of £1.4 million-worth of bitcoin mining gear only wanted to get out. After pulling off a daring prison break, however, he’s again in police custody, and he’d like to go back to Iceland, please. Read More >>

cryptocurrency
Man Suspected of Stealing 600 Bitcoin Mining Rigs Breaks Out of Icelandic Prison

Either this man is really good at doing crimes or Iceland is really bad at security. Authorities say a man who is suspected of being the mastermind behind the theft of £1.4 million worth of bitcoin mining equipment has escaped the Icelandic prison where he was being held. What’s more, he allegedly hopped a flight on the same plane as the Icelandic Prime Minister. Read More >>

history
Did a Poem About a Horrific Volcanic Eruption Destroy the Norse Gods of Iceland?

New research connects a powerful volcanic eruption—and a medieval poem that conjured memories of the dreaded event—to Iceland’s conversion to Christianity. Read More >>

cryptocurrency
Thieves Steal 600 Bitcoin Mining Rigs in Iceland

Every day seems to bring fresh news of a cryptocurrency exchange robbed by hackers. But thieves in Iceland have reportedly taken it up a notch, stealing around 600 computers that are used to mine bitcoin and its crypto-cousins. Read More >>

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I Don’t Want to Hear About Your Iceland Trip Unless You Come Back With Footage Like This

How many arduous slideshows of your friends’ trips to Iceland have you had to sit through? Too many, right? After watching this stunning collection of timelapses that Martin Heck captured while briefly touring the country, I’m officially drawing the line and raising the bar when it comes to Icelandic vacation videos I’m willing to endure. Read More >>

food
Iceland (The Shop) Promises Free Pancakes For All

Iceland (the supermarket, not the country) has grand plans to celebrate Shrove Tuesday — pancake day — this year: by giving its customers free pancake ingredients. Read More >>

music
Björk Says She’s ‘Tinder For Technology’ – And She’s Right

We've heard lots of things described as 'Tinder for...' or 'Uber for...' but never a person. Until now: innovative musician Björk says she's "a matchmaker app" between tech and music. And it actually makes a lot of sense. Read More >>

language
Icelanders Worry That Voice Commands Will Kill Their Native Language

Iceland has long had a progressive outlook on technology. It’s regularly high on lists of the best countries for data privacy, the Pirate Party has a substantial place in its government, and it was the headquarters of Wikileaks for a long time. But Icelanders are currently concerned that their native language could go the way of the dodo due to the cultural changes that tech is accelerating. Read More >>

pizza
The President Of Iceland Wants To Ban Hawaiian Pizzas

We can add a new name to 2017's roll call of terrible world leaders - if we can spell it - Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, president of Iceland. Read More >>

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Seeing the Northern Lights at 35,000 Feet Is the Best Reason to Fly to Iceland

Iceland’s board of tourism is doing something right because the country has become a holiday hotspot in recent years. Apparently, even the flight up north can be a spectacular experience, as you might be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the northern lights from 35,000 feet. Read More >>

beautiful
It’s Almost Unfair How Stunning Iceland Looks in This Video

Seems like it’s been a while since we checked up on our favorite country via a sweeping nature video, so it’s good to know that, yup, Iceland is still the most visually stunningly place on Earth. The drone footage comes from the Highlands of Iceland, which are in the centre of the beautiful island, and feature a wonderful array of colours and landscapes. Read More >>

science
Iceland’s Latest Renewable Energy Project is So Badass

Iceland, land of elves and shark meat delicacies, is proving to be far more inventive than the rest of us when it comes to new energy technologies. Having already tamed its shallow geothermal resources, the chilly island nation is now trying to tap into the power of magma. Read More >>

weapons
The US Considered Hiding Nuclear Weapons in Iceland (And Not Telling Iceland)

New documents obtained by the American National Security Archive reveal that the US government considered establishing a nuclear weapons storage site in Iceland during the 1950s. The really interesting part? The United States wasn’t going to tell Iceland. Read More >>

science
Scientists Just Discovered Something Extraordinary About Iceland’s Huge Volcano Eruption 

Two years ago, Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano erupted—and it kept erupting for the next 181 days, forming the largest volcanic depression ever seen. New research reveals the extraordinary processes that transpired beneath the surface, including the formation of a magma-filled canal that measured a whopping 28 miles long. Read More >>

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Climbing the Ice Structures in Iceland Looks Like One of the Most Bad Ass Things You Can Do

Man, this is just so fun to watch. The beautiful alien world that is Iceland is always so picturesque, but it’s even better when seen from up close. Read More >>