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.
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.
France beefs up border security after militants highlight a new migrant route. Britain's royal events have church bells and cash registers ringing. The United States moves back into an air base it left more than a decade ago. The English town of Salisbury attempts to repair its reputation after the Skripal poisoning.
NATO foreign ministers have been meeting in Brussels to discuss increasingly bitter relations with Russia. Those tensions have led the United States to move back into an air base in the far north that it left more than a decade ago. Teri Schultz reports from Iceland.