Iceland is an island nation which is located between Europe and North America in the north Atlantic Ocean. It is known for its geothermal activity.
Iceland, a mountainous island nation in the north Atlantic, is well-known for its dramatic landscapes. A country of stark contrasts, it has glaciers as well as volcanoes, hot spring and lava fields. The capital city is Reykjavik, where most of the population lives. The city runs on geothermal power. Under Danish rule for many years, the country achieved independence in 1918, becoming a republic in 1944. The Icelandic language is decended from Old Norse. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content on Iceland.
Christmas in Iceland is the time of year when goblins sneak out of the mountains to cause mischief. And unlucky children could find themselves gobbled by the Christmas Cat. As Björn Malmquist reports from the Icelandic capital of Rekjavik, this stranger version of Christmas is making something of a comeback.
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A decade ago, Iceland’s currency collapse made the capital Reykjavik a convenient stopover on trans-Atlantic trips. Then word spread about the glaciers, geysers, volcanoes, and waterfalls. Today Iceland draws two and a half million visitors a year, and that’s got Alexa Dvorson wondering how well its fragile ecosystems will hold up...and whether the tour guide business could use an upgrade.
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A small harbor town in Iceland, Isafjordur is swamped with millions of tourists 4 months a year. They had 2.6 million tourists visit last year, and the number is going up 20 percent anually. The people there have mixed feelings, but tourism has replaced the once dominant fishing industry.
Germany visit group leaders Iceland on Saturday knowing anything less than victory will complicate their hopes of reaching the women's World Cup in 2019. Their final group game is against the Faroe Islands on Tuesday.
Nordic countries are often seen as very environmentally friendly. Norway, for example, is the undisputed leader in electric cars. But the region's auto industry got a shock recently when two researchers went on a mystery shopping tour of 80 car dealers across Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland. More often than not they were told not to buy electric models. Nik Martin reports.