Latest Iceland News

Blame it on Bieber: Iceland canyon too popular with visitors

May. 19, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

FJADRÁRGLJÚFUR, Iceland (AP) — A large sign warns motorists that Iceland's Fjadrárgljúfur canyon is closed to visitors but drivers keep on coming down the narrow gravel road. A ranger at a roadblock has to explain why no one can pass: The vulnerable landscape cannot sustain more...

The Latest: Netherlands wins 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

May. 18, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Latest on the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest (all times local): 2:00 a.m. The Netherlands is the winner of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Duncan Laurence's doleful piano ballad "Arcade" was tapped as an early front-runner before Saturday's Grand Final. But it had...

First 10 nations advance to this year's Eurovision final

May. 14, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest came to a close late Tuesday, sending 10 countries' acts to the Grand Final and seven others home. Contestants from Australia, Iceland, Greece, Belarus, Serbia, Cyprus, Estonia, Czech Republic, San Marino and Slovenia moved ahead...

Man suspected of illicitly filming library patrons arrested

Apr. 15, 2019 2:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man suspected of filming patrons of a Columbia library in a bathroom and fleeing to Iceland. The Columbia Missourian reports that 43-year-old Jay Paul Robinson was arrested in Chicago and transferred Sunday to the jail in Boone County, Missouri. He faces...

Icelandic rock band Sigur Ros charged with tax evasion

Mar. 28, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Members of the Icelandic avant-garde rock band Sigur Ros have been charged with tax evasion three years after authorities launched a probe of the group's finances. An indictment issued by the district prosecutor Thursday accused the prominent musicians of submitting incorrect tax...

Travelers stranded after Icelandic airline collapses

Mar. 28, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic budget airline WOW Air collapsed under its financial problems on Thursday, leading it to ground planes and leave passengers stranded across two continents. The airline, a small carrier that specialized in ultra-cheap travel between the United States and Europe, told...

Icelandic budget airline Wow Air says in a statement that it has ceased operations, stranding passengers

Mar. 28, 2019 4:40 AM EDT
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic budget airline Wow Air says in a statement that it has ceased operations, stranding passengers.