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.
Europe's waters are expected to lose 30% of their already vulnerable ocean life to further warming, says a new study. Combined with overfishing, that loss can threaten livelihood and food security in coastal nations.
Grimsby was once home to one of the world's biggest fishing fleets — but that was before the Cod Wars of the 1970s, that ceded fishing grounds to Iceland, and before Britain joined the European Common Market in 1973. Nostalgia was a major reason why 70 percent of Grimsby voters chose to leave the EU.
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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