Category: goIceland

Bad forecast for Friday and Saturday

Bad forecast for Friday and Saturday

The Icelandic Met Office is forecasting bad weather in North Iceland as of Friday afternoon. Strong wind from north and northwest, heavy rain and low temperature, so above 200-300 meters snowstorm can be expected....

The Pirate Bay finds new home in Iceland

The Pirate Bay finds new home in Iceland

After bouncing around several top-level domains over the past couple of months, BitTorrent tracker The Pirate Bay has finally found a home in Iceland, mashable.com reports. The Pirate Bay’s search for a TLD — initiated as...

Húsavík by Örlygur Hnefill

No wonder some people call it nIceland.

The World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013 was published earlier this month. Iceland and New Zealand were considered most welcoming towards foreign tourists in a ranking of 140 countries. The attractiveness...

Apollo Astronaut Training in Iceland

Apollo Astronaut Training in Iceland

In 1965 and 1967, two groups of American Apollo astronauts visited Iceland to study geology and practice collecting samples, under the guidance of Icelandic and American geologists. The Apollo geology field exercises were intended...

The day Neil Armstrong set his foot on Iceland

The day Neil Armstrong set his foot on Iceland

In the summer of 1967, a group of American astronauts visited Iceland to study the islands’ geology under the guidance of Icelandic and American geologists. This was the second group of astronauts to visit...