Iceland

Flights to Iceland from the U.S. This Summer Are Crazy Cheap

If you’re beginning to suspect you’re the only one who hasn’t recently taken a trip to Iceland, you’re not alone. The are a lot of great reasons to visit the Nordic island, including the hyper-blue lagoons, the stunning waterfalls, and the one-of-a-kind cuisine. But above all: getting there is super inexpensive right now.

According to Airfare Spot, flights to Reykjavik from Boston and New York are $100-$300 round trip. We’re not trying…

Iceland’s President Would Ban Pineapple Pizza if He Could

The president of Iceland has very strong feelings about pizza toppings. On a recent visit to a high school, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson told students that he firmly opposes pineapple as a pizza topping, according to Iceland Magazine.

At the end of his visit to a high school in Akureyri, Jóhannesson opened up a Q&A session with students, which predictably turned into a discussion on topics like professional soccer and pizza. One student asked how he felt about pineapples as a pizza topping, and Jóhannesson…

Drivers in Iceland are Being Pulled Over for Being Distracted by the Northern Lights

Driving around Iceland is a great way to catch the Northern Lights. Unfortunately, staring up in wonder at the sky is not a great way to drive. According to Iceland Magazine, drivers in the Land of Fire and Ice should take heed: They could be pulled over for driving under the influence of the aurora borealis.

Icelandic police patrolling near the Keflavík International Airport recently pulled over two separate…

Harnessing Volcano Energy

When we say a volcano is dormant, that doesn’t mean that it’s dead; it just means that it hasn’t erupted in some time. Iceland has more than its fair share of volcanos, and the nation is treating those volcanos as a national resource. A resource of thermal energy that is. The volcano under Reykjanes Peninsula hasn’t erupted in over 700 years, but it will soon contribute to Iceland’s energy output. A group of scientists and engineers dug a hole almost three miles deep toward the volcano’s thermal core.

At this depth, the hole does not enter the magma chamber but does penetrate the rock surrounding it, which the researchers measured…