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How Iceland’s baby volcano was born

In 1973, a 1,600m-long fissure erupted on Iceland’s island of Heimaey, spewing lava, ash and destroying 800 houses – and birthing a new volcano that remains live, and warm, even today.
Read more… 22 July 2014


The land of myths and mountains

Intrepid travellers are increasingly heading to the remote fjords of East Iceland, drawn by superior bird-watching experiences, isolated hiking trails and Elvish lore.
24 March 2014


Mini Guide

Mini guide to excursions from Reykjavik

Iceland’s capital is the perfect base for a wide range of activities, be it bobbing in a geothermal pool, spotting puffins or taking in one of the world’s best dive sites.
Read more… 03 November 2013


Extraordinary rainbows of the natural world

Five kaleidoscopic visions that streak the sky and bubble from the earth.
27 September 2013


Exploring the Eastfjords of Iceland

Starting every April, a weekly ferry gives travellers access to Iceland’s remote eastern coastline, to see snowcapped mountains, cascading waterfalls and colonies of comedic puffins.
Read more… 16 April 2013


Iceland on horseback

Saddle up for Iceland’s annual sheep drive, where human and horses work hand-in-hoof.
Read more… 05 December 2012


Mini Guide

Mini guide to Iceland's activities

All across the country, spewing volcanoes and forbidding lava fields make for a land of beautiful, barren expanses and infinite possibilities for adventure.
Read more… 27 September 2012


The Passport blog

Iceland after the eruption

Two years after its eruption, life is blooming in the shadow of Iceland’s unpronounceable volcano.
Read more… 16 April 2012


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