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Reykjavik: stunning views

As I land in one of the priciest cities in the world – reportedly 21 per cent more expensive than New York – I fail at the first hurdle. Having set my(...)

Aer Lingus has introduced a cheap transatlantic fare aimed at passengers willing to travel without the normal frills associated with a long-haul fligh(...)

Take a city break to Prague for less than €200 this winter

Eight cities for less than €200 Travelling in winter time is the least expensive time to visit some great European cities. Cassidy Travel has just lau(...)

Pilots and cabin crew of   Wow airline: the Cork to Reykjavik service will be suspended at the end of October

Icelandic airline Wow has cut its Cork to Reykjavik service five months after it started. In a statement Wow Air said it will continue to operate th(...)

Teapot-shaped exhibition centre in Wuxi, China, the world’s fastest growing city, which recorded annual average property price increases of 31.7 per cent  Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters.

Residential property prices in Dublin are growing at a faster rate than those in global metropolitan cities including New York, London, Paris and Toky(...)

Akureyri has a stunning setting in the basin of the Eyjafjörður fjord in the north of the island.

Reykjavík holds a tourism trump card, but Iceland’s capital is effectively buckling under its visitor weight. With whispers of future tourism caps, as(...)

The tax department of the the Icelandic customs agency, where most jobs are held by women and only a few by men, in Reykjavik, Iceland. Photograph:  Bara Kristinsdottir/The New York Times

On a chilly afternoon in October, Frida Ros Valdimarsdottir, a former home-care worker turned women’s rights advocate, left her office at exactly 2.38(...)

WOW  plans to operate flights from Dublin and Cork  to Chicago’s O’Hare airport four times a week from July

Low-cost Icelandic carrier WOW air has announced new routes from Dublin and Cork to Chicago, with fares starting from €139 one way including taxes. S(...)

Iceland’s Central Bank governor Mar Gudmundsson (left), Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson, and Finance minister Benedikt Johannesson announcing the end of capital controls. REUTERS/Geirix

Iceland is back. The government at a hastily called press conference on Sunday in Reykjavik announced that, effective Tuesday, it will lift almost al(...)

The roads in the nature reserve are  suitable only for 4x4 vehicles (off-roading is illegal without snow).

In the mid 1960s, in search of the nearest thing it could find to the moon, Nasa decamped to the Icelandic highlands. The volcanic desert, almost enti(...)

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