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United Air to begin flights to European summer spots - Greece, Iceland, Croatia(Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash)

United Air to begin flights to European summer spots - Greece, Iceland, Croatia

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 08:03 PM IST
United Airlines Holdings Inc selected three European summer destinations - Greece, Iceland and Croatia because they allow US travellers who comply with local Covid-19 pandemic restrictions to enter. The carrier has never flown those routes before.
Lava flows from a new fissure on a volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland.(AP)
Lava flows from a new fissure on a volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland.(AP)

New lava stream flows from Iceland volcano

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 09:11 AM IST
  • The 200-metre (yards) long fissure is a kilometre from the first eruption, which sits in the Geldingadalur valley, said an Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) statement.
The image shows people playing volleyball in front of an erupting volcano.(Instagram/@thelmadoggg)
The image shows people playing volleyball in front of an erupting volcano.(Instagram/@thelmadoggg)

People play volleyball in front of erupting volcano in Iceland. Watch

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 10:59 AM IST
Shared on Instagram by professional Icelandic volleyball player Thelma Grétars, the video has left many stumped.
The image shows a pan kept on top of lava.(YouTube/@Eiríkur Hilmarsson)
The image shows a pan kept on top of lava.(YouTube/@Eiríkur Hilmarsson)

Man cooks eggs on molten lava of live volcano, shares video on YouTube

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 06:01 PM IST
YouTube user Eiríkur Hilmarsson shared the video online.
The image shows the Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland.(Facebook/Bjorn Steinbekk)
The image shows the Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland.(Facebook/Bjorn Steinbekk)

Spectacular drone footage captures lava spewing from Iceland volcano. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 10:18 PM IST
The video starts with a shot of the molten lava river flowing from the erupting Fagradalsfjall volcano.
This photo provided by the Icelandic Met Office shows an eruption, center right, on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland on Friday.(AP)
This photo provided by the Icelandic Met Office shows an eruption, center right, on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland on Friday.(AP)

After weeks of seismic activity, volcano erupts near Iceland's capital Reykjavik

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 08:34 AM IST
  • Several photos shared on social media showed smoke rising from the lava streams which are glowing brightly thus resulting in a bright red night sky.
Iceland's meteorological department shared the first picture of the eruption. (@Vedurstofan/Twitter)
Iceland's meteorological department shared the first picture of the eruption. (@Vedurstofan/Twitter)

Reykjavik's night sky lights up as volcano in Fagradalsfjall erupts

AFP |
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 05:26 AM IST
  • Police and coast guard officials raced to the scene late Friday, but the public has been advised to stay away from the area.
A view of the eruption site near Keilir, Iceland.(Reuters)
A view of the eruption site near Keilir, Iceland.(Reuters)

'Everyone here is so tired': 40,000 earthquakes hit part of Iceland in 20 days

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 11:28 AM IST
  • Grindavik lies in the southern part of the Reykjanes Peninsula, a volcanic and seismic hot spot, where more than 40,000 earthquakes have occurred since Feb. 24, exceeding the total number of earthquakes registered there last year.
Police in Iceland close the road approaching an area where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet, near the town of Grindavik in Iceland on Wednesday.(AFP Photo)
Police in Iceland close the road approaching an area where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet, near the town of Grindavik in Iceland on Wednesday.(AFP Photo)

Iceland records over 18,000 quakes in a week, eruptions could be imminent

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 04:01 PM IST
The most powerful earthquake in recent days of magnitude 5.6 struck Iceland's Reykjanes region on February 24. Five more were recorded on the same day.
As long as people have been administered two doses of their country’s respective vaccine and can produce documentary evidence to prove that they have been inoculated, they are allowed to travel.(AP)
As long as people have been administered two doses of their country’s respective vaccine and can produce documentary evidence to prove that they have been inoculated, they are allowed to travel.(AP)

Got vaccinated against Covid? Here’s a list of countries you can travel

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 10:36 AM IST
The tourism industry- whose basic requirement is the movement of people from one place to another- has also been badly hit due to lockdown restrictions, cancellation of flights for domestic and international travel, closure of resorts and other tourist attractions etc.
Study says recovered Covid-19 patients likely protected for at least six months(File Photo via REUTERS)
Study says recovered Covid-19 patients likely protected for at least six months(File Photo via REUTERS)

Study says recovered Covid-19 patients likely protected for at least six months

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 08:18 AM IST
A new research has provided some reassurance that swift cases of reinfection will be rare as scientists find antibodies persisting for long in those infected with Covid-19 previously
Scientists in the laboratory of deCODE Genetics in Reykjavik work to sequence every single positive sample from those taking Covid-19 tests to determine both its strain and origin, making Iceland one of the world leaders in sequencing SARS-CoV-2.(AFP)
Scientists in the laboratory of deCODE Genetics in Reykjavik work to sequence every single positive sample from those taking Covid-19 tests to determine both its strain and origin, making Iceland one of the world leaders in sequencing SARS-CoV-2.(AFP)

Iceland genetically sequences its every Covid-19 case reported

AFP | , Reykjavik
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 07:29 PM IST
  • Iceland identified 463 separate variants -- which scientists call haplotypes.
Iceland said it will ease some measures aimed at restricting the spread of the coronavirus.(Unsplash)
Iceland said it will ease some measures aimed at restricting the spread of the coronavirus.(Unsplash)

Iceland to ease some restrictions after Covid-19 cases drop

Copenhagen | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:35 PM IST
Iceland said it will ease some measures aimed at restricting the spread of the coronavirus.
Shocked at first, Katrin Jakobsdottir, after a few moments, smiled and continued answering the question.(Twitter/@katrinjak)
Shocked at first, Katrin Jakobsdottir, after a few moments, smiled and continued answering the question.(Twitter/@katrinjak)

‘This is Iceland’: PM Katrin Jakobsdottir’s reaction to earthquake during live interview goes viral

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
PUBLISHED ON OCT 22, 2020 10:36 PM IST
Katrin Jakobsdottir’s reaction to the incident has collected several reactions.
Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, left, and Manchester United's Mason Greenwood.(AP)
Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, left, and Manchester United's Mason Greenwood.(AP)

Solskjaer unhappy at FA’s handling of young star Greenwood

Manchester | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 05:37 PM IST
While on national team duty, Greenwood was put in front of the media for his first major public news conference, made his debut a few days later in Iceland, and then was dropped from the squad for breaching coronavirus rules by meeting up with women from outside the team bubble.
Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their first goal with Thorgan Hazard.(REUTERS)
Belgium's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their first goal with Thorgan Hazard.(REUTERS)

Belgium squad tested for virus after Mechele’s positive

BRUSSELS | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 03:49 PM IST
“All Belgian Red Devils and the staff will be tested again,” the federation said in a statement on Tuesday. It was unclear when the results would be available.
Jordan Pickford of England celebrates victory with Eric Dier of England during the UEFA Nations League group stage match against Iceland(Getty Images)
Jordan Pickford of England celebrates victory with Eric Dier of England during the UEFA Nations League group stage match against Iceland(Getty Images)

Nations League: England beat Iceland 1-0 after dramatic end

Rejkjavik, Iceland | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 09:17 AM IST
Raheem Sterling converted a penalty in the first minute of second-half stoppage time as England beat tiny Iceland 1-0 in their opening Nations League group game on Saturday.
To get a sense of how many people in Iceland had been infected with the new coronavirus and learn more about immune status after recovery, researchers measured antibody levels in more than 30,000 Icelanders.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
To get a sense of how many people in Iceland had been infected with the new coronavirus and learn more about immune status after recovery, researchers measured antibody levels in more than 30,000 Icelanders.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Covid-19 antibodies present in patients four months after recovery: Study

Reuters | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2020 05:18 AM IST
The new finding may have implications for reinfection risks and vaccine durability, said Kari Stefansson, chief executive of deCode Genetics, which conducted the study.
The blanket ban on passengers from these countries will come into effect from 5.30 pm on Wednesday, 18 March. Image used for representational purpose only.(AP)
The blanket ban on passengers from these countries will come into effect from 5.30 pm on Wednesday, 18 March. Image used for representational purpose only.(AP)

Covid-19: India bans entry of travellers from 32 European countries, Turkey

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 08:03 PM IST
An order by India’s aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation said travel of passengers from member countries of these groupings had been prohibited from 18 March 2020.
Milind Soman is a fitness enthusiast like none other.(Instagram)
Milind Soman is a fitness enthusiast like none other.(Instagram)

Milind Soman swims in glacier water, goes fissure diving between two tectonic plates. See pics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 01:42 PM IST
Milind Soman went diving in a fissure between two tectonic plates in Iceland last year. Now, he has shared some pictures. See them here.
On Christmas Eve, Icelanders traditionally exchange books and spend the evening reading.(Unsplash)
On Christmas Eve, Icelanders traditionally exchange books and spend the evening reading.(Unsplash)

Christmas in Iceland means a ‘flood’ of books under the tree

Agence France-Presse | By HT Correspondent, Reykjavik
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 05:34 PM IST
The Jolabokaflod, or Christmas Book Flood, is a much-loved tradition that has been celebrated in Iceland since 1945.
Australian paceman Pat Cummins (2/R) appeals for an LBW decision against Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq.(AFP)
Australian paceman Pat Cummins (2/R) appeals for an LBW decision against Pakistan batsman Imam-ul-Haq.(AFP)

Iceland Cricket brutally trolls Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq after horror show against Australia

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 09:28 AM IST
The 23-year-old was criticised by the fans on social media, but a tweet from Iceland Cricket has garnered a lot of attention.
Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar are posting pictures from Iceland.
Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar are posting pictures from Iceland.

Milind Soman and wife Ankita Konwar are raising the temperature in Iceland. See vacation pics

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 05:49 PM IST
Milind Soman and his wife, Ankita Konwar, are vacationing in Iceland. Check out their pictures here.
People climb to take part in a mourning ceremony as awareness to climate change, for the disappearing Pizol glacier, in Mels, Switzerland, September 22, 2019. REUTERS(REUTERS)
People climb to take part in a mourning ceremony as awareness to climate change, for the disappearing Pizol glacier, in Mels, Switzerland, September 22, 2019. REUTERS(REUTERS)

Switzerland to hold ‘funeral march’ for lost glacier

Mels (Switzerland) | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2019 03:08 PM IST
The organisation which helped organise Sunday’s march said around 100 people were due to take part in the event, set to take place as the UN gathers youth activists and world leaders in New York to mull the action needed to curb global warming.
President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a visit to Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia from Monday during which he is expected to brief the top leadership in those countries on India’s “national concerns”
President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on a visit to Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia from Monday during which he is expected to brief the top leadership in those countries on India’s “national concerns”

Kashmir on agenda during President Kovind’s visit, says Swiss government

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 06:18 AM IST
Ahead of the presidential visit, the Swiss government in a release said the situation in Kashmir will be among the issues that will be on the agenda during the meetings between the top leadership and Kovind.
This combination of Sept. 14, 1986, left, and Aug. 1, 2019 photos provided by NASA shows the shrinking of the Okjokull glacier on the Ok volcano in west-central Iceland.(AP photo)
This combination of Sept. 14, 1986, left, and Aug. 1, 2019 photos provided by NASA shows the shrinking of the Okjokull glacier on the Ok volcano in west-central Iceland.(AP photo)

Iceland builds monument to a glacier lost

Hindustan Times, Reykjavik | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 11:48 PM IST
Iceland on Sunday honoured the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate.
This combination of Sept. 14, 1986, left, and Aug. 1, 2019 photos provided by NASA shows the shrinking of the Okjokull glacier on the Ok volcano in west-central Iceland.(AP)
This combination of Sept. 14, 1986, left, and Aug. 1, 2019 photos provided by NASA shows the shrinking of the Okjokull glacier on the Ok volcano in west-central Iceland.(AP)

Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change

Reykjavik | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 09:47 AM IST
Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir, Environment Minister Gudmundur Ingi Gudbrandsson, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson are also due to attend the event.
To prepare for the next mission to Mars in 2020, NASA has taken to the lava fields of Iceland to get its new robotic space explorer ready for the job.(REUTERS)
To prepare for the next mission to Mars in 2020, NASA has taken to the lava fields of Iceland to get its new robotic space explorer ready for the job.(REUTERS)

NASA descends on Icelandic lava field to prepare for Mars mission in 2020

Islande | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 10:31 AM IST
With its black basalt sand, wind-swept dunes and craggy peaks, the Lambahraun lava field at the foot of Iceland’s second biggest glacier, Langjokull, was chosen as a stand-in for the Red Planet’s surface.
A model walks the ramp with Mayu’s fish skin leather bags
A model walks the ramp with Mayu’s fish skin leather bags

Something fishy bout Mayu bags

Mumbai | By Yoshita Rao
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 04:33 PM IST
Mayu claims to be a cruelty free, sustainable fashion brand, that makes its product out of fish skin waste.
(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

Iceland to mark first glacier lost to climate change

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 01:04 PM IST
Come October 18, Iceland will issue a plaque that will mark an unusual event – the passing of a glacier lost to climate change. It will be the first monument of its kind.
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