From a steady job in the UK to a renovation project in France – One man’s journey

After 25 years in business Andrew Hazlewood decided to sell his shares in an engineering business and reinvest his money by buying a derelict farmhouse in Brittany, France.  Why? Andrew says “It was now or never for me, I could see myself spending the rest of my working life doing the same job and I…

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Icelandic bank continues to support U.S Geothermal Energy Industry

The third annual U.S. Geothermal Energy Market Report by the Icelandic bank, Islandsbanki (formerly Glitnir) was released over the weekend in conjunction with their on going research into geothermal energy. The bank‘s report gives an overview on the amount of activity and development taking place within the United States geothermal energy industry today. There are…

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Unique project brings ancient and modern together in Iceland

A new project underway in Iceland is bringing ancient ritual, modern science, astronomy, folklore and magic together in an unprecedented way. The small town of Raufarhofn is soon to be home to the Arctic Enclosure, a sort of modern henge which will be a beautiful artwork and a functioning sky clock, where important solar and…

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Iceland proves ideal location to view northern lights this winter

Due to Iceland’s ideal location just below the Arctic Circle and with easy flight access for both travellers from Europe and the United States, Iceland is undoubtedly the number one location for viewing the northern lights this winter. The northern lights, otherwise known as Aurora Borealis, are undeniably one of the most breathtakingly beautiful natural…

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Stewart Milne Wins Achievement in Sustainability Award

Stewart Milne Timber Systems, the UK’s leading timber systems solutions provider, has won a prestigious award for its flagship Sigma II Build System. The Award comes following two years of research by the company in developing low energy low carbon homes, beginning with their prototype, the Sigma Home, and demonstrates how the company is leading…

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  • Sweden on Airbnb

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    “Kasta macka” (throw a sandwich) is something the Swedish PM does out in nature

    Throwing sandwiches may sound like an odd thing to do, but not in Sweden. Over there, “kasta macka” or “throw a sandwich” is what Swedes call skipping stones on water. The many benefits and wonders of outdoor Sweden Recently, Mr. Stefan Löfven, the prime minister of Sweden was asked to list his top 5 things…

  • Aspen the mountain pup

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    Aspen the mountain pup and his love for 66°North

    Aspen the mountain pup is the Instagram famous Golden Retriever with over 98,500 followers. When his owners, Hunter and Sarah Lawrence, visited Iceland for the first time on their honeymoon back in 2013, they fell in love with the landscape, the people and the fashion. As big fans of Icelandic outdoor clothing brand 66°North, they…

  • North Sailing

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    Project Opal a great success: NORTH SAILING WINS AWARDS FOR RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

    North Sailing has been named Silver winner of the Best Innovation for Carbon Reduction category at the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 at World Travel Market in London. North Sailing won the silver at the prestigious World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, November 4th. This is the first…

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    Swedes embrace online media streaming services

    Media consumption in Sweden is increasingly characterized by online streaming services such as Spotify and Netflix. Three out of four 15-74-year-olds now use online streaming services to listen to music or watch video. Youtube, Spotify and Netflix are the most popular online streaming services used. Youtube is free of charge, whereas Spotify is offered both…

  • Suzuki Vitara on F-Road

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    Blue Car Rental: Insurance included in all car rentals in Iceland

    Car rental firms in Iceland cover vehicles with third party insurance as standard, which includes personal accident insurance. This is Icelandic law for driving here. Blue Car Rental is one of Iceland’s main car rental companies and they do provide insurance as standard for most eventualities. This includes coverage from vehicle theft and gravel protection….

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    Insight Asia Travel has currently installed Live Chat with Experts on website

    Insight Asia Travel would like to introduce its live chat installed on its website. Customers now can easily find this live chat application at the bottom of the website on the right hand. Customers can use Video Chat to send real-time video and audio, Screen Share any screen or application, easily share texts and files…