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Iceland Skewers Mark Zuckerberg's Metaverse With New Tourism Ad

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Iceland released a new tourism ad on Thursday, poking fun at Facebook’s (sorry, Meta ’s) recent promises for how we’re all going to live in the future. But Iceland’s version of Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t want to sell you on visiting the sci-fi dystopia that we were all warned about for decades. No, Iceland just wants you… Read more.

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Ring in the New Year in Iceland — virtually

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Most of us will be stuck at home for New Year’s Eve, but that doesn’t mean we can celebrate at a concert in Iceland — virtually, at least. Iceland has announced Polar Beat , a live and fully virtual New Year’s Eve concert experience, with Northern Lights and fireworks guaranteed. The event starts at 6:30 p.m.

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Long-Dormant Volcano in Iceland Awakens in Fiery Eruption

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A long-dormant volcano erupted on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula on Friday, shooting a fountain of lava that lit the night sky roughly 19 miles (30 kilometers) southwest of the nation’s capital, the Icelandic Meteorological Office reported Friday. The eruption, estimated to be the peninsula’s first in almost 800 years,… Read more.

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Landscape photography contest offers special Iceland prize

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A hotel in Iceland is offering a free 10-day stay for one lucky photographer who's willing to travel the island and take photos of the summer sun in return.

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Three Tourists Injured Trying to See Erupting Volcano in Iceland

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A volcano in Iceland has been spewing lava for the past few days, and as spectators angled their phones for the perfect shot, three tourists have been injured in an attempt to visit. Read more.

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Netflix's Icelandic Sci-Fi Movie Katla Looks Absolutely Baffling in the Best Way

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Iceland’s giant volcano Katla is overdue for a very, very large eruption. It’s kind of terrifying, but Netflix ’s first-ever Icelandic movie, which is also titled Katla , manages to make the volcano look much more dangerous and infinitely creepier, as this first trailer shows. Read more.

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Coronavirus Antibodies Can Last at Least Four Months, Large Iceland Study Finds

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A new study from Iceland provides reassurance that our antibodies to the coronavirus that causes covid-19 can last at least four months—assuming that we produce them in the first place. Read more.

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