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How to fly to Iceland for under £60 return

The perfect excuse to try and see the Northern Lights [Author: Jack Sheldon]
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Hear New Dungen & Peaking Lights Tracks From The Self Discovery For Social Survival Soundtrack

Indie label Mexican Summer and surf brand Pilgrim Surf + Supply are collaborating on a new documentary film about surfing and surf music called Self Discovery For Survival, out this June. A group of musicians are featured in the film alongside the surfers. Both groups visit Mexico, the Maldives, and Iceland in vignettes … More »
Tags: Music, Mexico, Iceland, Maldives, Premiere, Dungen, Peaking Lights, Self Discovery For Social Survival, New Dungen


Famed founder Daphne Koller tells it straight: “With most drugs, we do not understand why they work”

Daphne Koller doesn’t mind hard work. She joined Stanford University’s computer science department in 1995, spending the next 18 years there in a full-time capacity before cofounding the online education giant Coursera, where she spent the following four years and remained co-chairman until last month. Koller then spent a little less than two years at Alphabet’s longevity lab, Calico, as its first chief computing officer. It was there that Koller was reminded of her passion for applying machi...
Tags: TC, UK, Tech, Bloomberg, Ireland, Finland, National Institutes of Health, Estonia, Andreessen Horowitz, Iceland, Biotech, Pharma, Stanford University, Alphabet, Gilead Sciences, Calico


Caribbean castaways – a brief guide to 5 authentic islands

Travel trends can be fickle – one moment the whole world and her dog want to marvel at steamy geysers in Iceland; and then next season it’s all about devouring culture in Malta. Yet some destinations stand the test of time; visit after visit. Undoubtedly that includes the Caribbean. The luxurious playground of the world, […] The post Caribbean castaways – a brief guide to 5 authentic islands appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Iceland, Bahamas, Caribbean, Malta, Regions, Turks And Caicos, Barbados, Saint Lucia


Travel News: May 21, 2019

Eiffel Tower closed down after intruder tries to climb up USA Today The Eiffel Tower closed down on Monday after a man began trying to scale the Paris monument. A person could be seen dangling just below the third and highest level of the structure. A rescuer dressed in red was just above him. Police said the climber was a male. It wasn’t immediately clear how the trespasser managed to get past the stringent security system.   Blame it on Bieber: Iceland canyon too popular with visitors Travel ...
Tags: Travel, US, America, Justin Bieber, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Airlines, Iceland, Cnbc, News And Deals, Bieber, post Travel News, USA Today The Eiffel Tower


Justin Bieber effect leads to closure of Icelandic canyon

Fjadrárgljúfur closed off to protect it from fans after it starred in pop star’s videoWith one music video, Justin Bieber has made a pristine Icelandic canyon famous around the world. And that’s the problem.Icelandic environmental officials have had to close off Fjadrárgljúfur to protect it from the hordes of Bieber fans who are determined to visit the site, which is featured in the video for I’ll Show You. And these fans are not letting a few fences, signs or park rangers keep them away.
Tags: Europe, Music, World news, Culture, Justin Bieber, Iceland, Bieber


Eurovision: The Netherlands Wins, Madonna Flops, And Iceland May Have Gotten Itself Banned

Let’s start with the most contentious thing: Iceland, whose song seemed popular on Twitter, displayed Palestinian flags while live cameras were on the band during voting. The contest was held in Tel Aviv this year, and that did not go over well with Eurovision officials. – BBC
Tags: Art, Twitter, Music, Tel Aviv, Madonna, Iceland, 05.18.19


Iceland's Eurovision entry Hatari holds up Palestinian flag during contest

Iceland's hair-raising heavy metal Eurovision act Hatari raised Palestinian flags during their appearance on the show, which had been steeped in controversy over its host country of Israel.
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Eurovision 2019: follow all the songs and action – live

It’s the most controversial Eurovision in history, and it has a half-time show from pop legend Madonna. Settle in for a long, kitsch night in Tel Aviv 11.23pm BST The UK jury gave their 12 points to North Macedonia, which puts them at the top of the table. Will be very interesting to see how the public vote goes. The UK has two jury points! 11.20pm BST The juries are NOT keen on Norway and Iceland, and they are all wrong. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, UK, Television, Tel Aviv, Culture, Television & radio, Madonna, Norway, Iceland, Eurovision, North Macedonia


Iceland trip short stories N3

Hello again I hope that you are ready to continue following my weekly stories in this beautiful country called Iceland. After a nice good night sleep and a traditional local breakfast in Hrauneyjar it was time to continue with my trip. Luckily for me th
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Where and when to go to Iceland

If you’ve ever been to Iceland, you’ll know that what you don’t see in all those vibrant Instagram posts are the millions of tourists who visit the country every year. Take a drive around the infamous Golden Circle and you’ll find an anthill of visitors posing with cameras in front of every mountain, geyser, and miniature horse. The recent tourism boom has left many wondering if the Land of Fire and Ice has become too popular a destination. A country once known for its remoteness, Iceland now...
Tags: Travel, Arctic, Iceland, Reykjavik, South Coast, All, Akureyri, Ring Road, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle, Vik, Myvatn, Iceland Travel, Westfjords, Hofn, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon


Cannes: Scandinavian Film Funds to Launch With Ambitious Distribution Plans (EXCLUSIVE)

Scandinavian Film Funds, a new movie-financing company, will launch Sunday in Cannes with a mission to invest in and distribute up to 50 feature films out of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland over the next six years. The company will finance minimum guarantees for distribution, as well as offering equity investment and bridge financing. […]
Tags: News, Global, Denmark, Iceland, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Christian Bévort, Scandinavian Film Funds


Jet2 puts more Iceland departures on saleJet2 puts more Iceland departures on sale

Operator says country is rapidly growing in popularity
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Race-cation: Erik Bjornsen and Marine Dusser on Iceland and the Fossavatn Ski Marathon

While many skiers were blowing the dust off of their rollerskis, hitting the track or trail, or looking for crust to cruise on May 1st, Erik Bjornsen and his wife Marine Dusser were previewing the race course for the Fossavatn Ski Marathon , or Fossavatngangan, in Isafjördur, Iceland.    Erik Bjornsen poses with Snorri Einarsson, an Icelandic World Cup skier, at the finish of the Fossavatn Ski Marathon in Isafjördur, Iceland. (Photo: Instagram @ebjornsen1991) While it might seem odd to b...
Tags: Travel, Sport, Alaska, Skiing, Switzerland, Community, Norway, Masters, Iceland, Reykjavik, Erik, Anchorage, Cook Inlet, Niskanen, Tim Burke, Petter Northug Jr


Managing Brand Perceptions

The word ‘branding’ no longer properly describes what practitioners of branding mean today. Nor does it describe what they want the word to stand for. It’s the etymology of the word branding that gives the wrong impression. It comes from the language of my ancestors, the Vikings in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. The Old Norse word ‘brandr’ (meaning ‘to burn’) referred to the practice of using a hot iron rod to impress the owner’s markings or symbols (brands) on cattle, slaves, timber, c...
Tags: Egypt, Iceland, Vikings, Branding, Brand Management, Kogan, Sweden Norway Denmark, Thomas Gad, Contri, Medinge Group


Iceland is one step closer to opening in Cleveleys after the closure of Tesco: Here's where it will be and what it will look like - Blackpool Gazette

Iceland is one step closer to opening in Cleveleys after the closure of Tesco: Here's where it will be and what it will look like   Blackpool Gazette The retail giant has this week won planning permission for a new shop front and signs at the former Tesco store in Victoria Road West.
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Looking at Game of Thrones, in Old Norse

The endtime is coming. The night is very long indeed; sun and moon have vanished. From the east march the frost-giants, bent on the destruction of all that is living. From the south come fiery powers, swords gleaming brightly. A dragon flies overhead. And, terrifyingly, the dead are walking too. Heroes are ready and waiting; representing the best of mankind, they have trained in anticipation of the greatest of battles. Now the two mighty forces lock together in apocalyptic combat. Who will emerg...
Tags: Europe, Books, Hbo, Featured, Neil Gaiman, History, Literature, Game Of Thrones, Iceland, Got, Tolkien, George R R Martin, Rhine, A Song Of Ice And Fire, Loki, Wagner


Iceland volcano eruption in 1783-84 did not spawn extreme heat wave

An enormous volcanic eruption on Iceland in 1783-84 did not cause an extreme summer heat wave in Europe. But, as Benjamin Franklin speculated, the eruption triggered an unusually cold winter, according to a Rutgers-led study. The study, in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, will help improve predictions of how the climate will respond to future high-latitude volcanic eruptions.
Tags: Europe, Iceland, Benjamin Franklin, Rutgers, Journal of Geophysical Research


My Week on a North Atlantic Cruiseferry – Smryil Line and the MS Norröna

One night we were watching TV and I decided to put it on a Smithsonian Channel program I had never before watched – Mighty Ships. The show is about very large ships around the world and I decided to watch because the description fascinated me. The show profiled the MS Norröna, a Faroese ship that operates a cruiseferry service in the North Atlantic. I had always wanted to visit the Faroe Islands and I loved Iceland, so my partner and I watched the program. By the end of the show we were both ca...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Cruising, Iceland, Copenhagen, North Atlantic, Destinations, Aalborg, Shetland Islands, Planes Trains Ships, Smithsonian Channel, Faroes, Norröna, Faroe Islands Iceland


5 Lessons Kids Learn from Traveling

While some parents are under the impression that it’s better to wait until the kids are older before traveling with them, as long as you plan getaways and activities that are age appropriate, it’s one of the best things you can do. In fact, many teachers feel that children learn so much from traveling they don’t mind if you pull them out of school for a week or so to go. That may be part of the reason why so many millennials, 44 percent according to Travel Agent Central, are traveling with thei...
Tags: Travel, Greek Islands, Iceland, Family Travel, Travel Blog, Coleman, Roman Colosseum


'Hate will prevail': Icelandic BDSM band put Eurovision and Israel in a bind

Leather-clad group Hatari say this year’s contest, in which they will represent Iceland, is ‘built on a lie’Nothing titillates the Icelandic bondage and dominance-themed band Hatari more than a glaring contradiction.On stage, the group, whose name means “Hater”, present a fascist-inspired dystopia of blood-splattered whippings. In person, they are softly spoken and occasionally cheerfully optimistic. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Music, Israel, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Television & radio, Iceland, Eurovision


Now It Is Time To Meet Iceland's BDSM Synth-Punk Band

By Cedric Voets  Published: May 13th, 2019 
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Fare Alert: Business Class to Iceland from $740 Roundtrip

Icelandair is offering business class between the US and Reykjavik from $740 roundtrip. I frequently see US East Coast - Iceland for around $1800 round trip. This is a much better fare, and deep discounts are available even from farther West where prices are generally higher. And the great thing is this deal is even available during summer, which is a great time to visit Iceland! You can fly from Boston ($740), Washington ($790), Montreal ($740), Chicago ($740), Orlando ($860), Tamps ($860), V...
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Iceland trip short stories N2

Welcome back Where was I Well I must tell you Thingvellir or ingvellir is an obligated stop for those exploring Iceland's Golden Circle so I would encourage all of you to visit this incredible national park. The incredible rock formations along the
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Iceland trip short stories N1

Let me tell you about my wonderful trip to this mysterious and iconic place. As you may probably know Iceland has a great number of natural attractions and rich cultural importance for the world. Personally since I was very young I have been very fond o
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Iceland’s Radical Plan to Slow Climate Change

Geothermal engineers are turning CO2 into fizzy water and injecting it into rocks-and it’s working.
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Study finds higher use of pain medications among bullied students

In a school-based survey study of all students in grades 6, 8, and 10 in Iceland, the use of pain medications was significantly higher among bullied students even when controlling for the amount of pain they felt, as well as age, gender, and socioeconomic status.
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Bullying linked to student's pain medication use

In a school-based survey study of all students in grades 6, 8, and 10 in Iceland, the use of pain medications was significantly higher among bullied students even when controlling for the amount of pain they felt, as well as age, gender, and socioeconomic status. The findings are published in Acta Paediatrica.
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US stops Arctic Council joint statement over climate change language

On May 7, the Arctic Council released a statement of various priorities, but for the first time it could not publish a joint declaration, reportedly due to push-back from the U.S. over climate change language. The Arctic Council is comprised of indigenous leaders and eight nations, including the U.S., Canada, Finland, Russia, China, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland. After meetings in Rovaniemi, Finland, the group released its disjointed statement, but it could not agree on a declaration of u...
Tags: Design, News, Climate Change, China, Russia, US, Policy, Arctic, Un, Iceland, Fossil Fuel, State, Rovaniemi Finland, Timo Soini, Arctic Council, Mike Pompeo