Once on the verge of economic and social collapse, a cluster of small coastal villages dotting Iceland’s East Fjords are sprouting back to life, a resurgence fueled by one of the world’s largest aluminum smelters. But the area’s growth has come at the expense of the region’s pristine environment,...
Whaling has been a hot topic lately, as Iceland has resumed commercial whaling after a 17-year ban. Last summer IR reporter D. Heimpel went on a hunt for a minkee. Read his account of the story.
Two days inside the Kárahnjúkar work camp – Iceland’s fifth largest ‘town.’
Iceland’s parliament recently passed controversial legislation to curb so called “phony” marriages, and “bogus” residence permits. Is the new immigration bill an example of Draconian legislation or a necessary safeguard?