Latest Iceland News

Iceland seeks financial crash closure with last prosecution

Oct. 15, 2018 9:10 AM EDT

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — The Lehman Brothers bankruptcy threw the United States into an epoch-defining financial storm. Imagine 300 of them going bust at once. That, in relative terms, is what Iceland endured a decade ago during its banking crisis, which on this rugged island steeped in myths of gods and...

Everton win 2-1 at Leicester thanks to Sigurdsson stunner

Oct. 6, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

LEICESTER, England (AP) — Iceland playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson produced a contender for English Premier League goal of the season to help Everton beat 10-man Leiceser 2-1 on Saturday. Sigurdsson collected Idrissa Gueye's pass before a quick turn away from Leicester's James Maddison allowed him to take a...

Drummer leaves Sigur Ros band after rape allegations surface

Oct. 2, 2018 6:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The drummer of acclaimed Icelandic rock band Sigur Ros has left the group after rape allegations were made against him. Orri Pall Dyrason said on the group's Facebook page that he has decided to leave the band "in light of the scale of this matter." The allegations made by a woman in Los...

Wired Icelanders seek to keep remote peninsula digital-free

Sep. 6, 2018 4:27 AM EDT

HORNSTRANDIR, Iceland (AP) — The passenger boat arrives at the bottom of Veidileysufjordur, a short inlet with a long name, to drop off backpackers for a multi-day trek. A weather-beaten group that's completed the trip waits to board, eager to get back to a part of Iceland where they can reconnect with the...