plastic
The Kids Love Reverse-Vending Away the Plastic Bottles

Iceland, the high-end food destination of the social elite, has said that its trial of reverse-vend plastic bottle deposit machines has been a roaring success, as customers, particularly children, have been having great fun and earning BIG by feeding their plastic empties to the first wave of bottle recycling machine. Read More >>

london
Iceland’s Put An Ice Rink In One Of Its Shops

We can't even imagine how much health and safety red tape was involved, but Iceland's put what is apparently the world's first instore ice rink into one of its shops in London. Read More >>

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Iceland Not Against Using Orangutans for Publicity Purposes Now

Iceland, international friend, spokesperson for and protector of the orangutans all of a sudden, has decided it's now a great idea to parade an orangutan around the UK's cities for our amusement, seeing as the fuss about the rebranded Greenpeace palm oil advert went significantly viral this week. But it's OK, no need to fire up change.org in a rage; it's an animatronic orangutan. Read More >>

environment
Iceland Decides Bananas Are Protected Enough Already

Supermarket chain Iceland is drip-feeding us another bit of good news about the War on Plastic, as it's announced that it's going to stop the largely pointless activity that is putting bunches of bananas in plastic bags to sell. It's putting a bit of cardboard around them instead, a bit of cardboard that says "BANANAS" on it for the benefit of people who can't identify them. Read More >>

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 >>

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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 >>