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The Mysterious Island of Thule in Greek Mythology

Most mythological places in ancient Greek records are to be found somewhere around the Mediterranean. However, one location from Greek mythology is quite different. This is the island of Thule. According to ancient Greek records, the legendary island of Thule...

Iceland Volcano Eruption Spills Lava, Setting Houses on Fire

A volcano eruption in Iceland spilled lava that set the fishing town of Grindavik on the Reykjanes peninsula on fire in the early hours of Sunday. The eruption is proving to be "the worst-case scenario," according to one expert, with...

Volcano Erupts in Iceland After Weeks of Seismic Activity

A volcano in southwest Iceland has erupted, spewing lava and smoke across a large area after weeks of intense earthquake activity, the country’s Meteorological Office has said. Fearing a significant outbreak on the Reykjanes peninsula, authorities had evacuated the nearly...

Europe on Edge as Volcanic Eruptions Feared in Italy and Iceland

Europe is on edge over possible volcanic eruptions at Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy, and at the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland. Italy’s Mount Etna shot lava into the sky on Sunday, 12 November, spewing ash high over the Mediterranean island...

Iceland Declares State of Emergency Over Volcano Eruption

Iceland has declared a state of emergency after a series of earthquakes near Fagradalsfjall volcano raised fears of eruption. The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) speaks of the possibility that large amounts of magma is spreading underground and could surface in...

Greek Discovery of Iceland Supported by Linguistic Evidence

The Greek discovery of Iceland more than one thousand years prior to the Vikings is supported by evidence published recently in The Housman Society Journal. Based on an essentially linguistic hypothesis of his own inspiration, Dr. Andrew Charles Breeze pens...

Where is Greece Ranked in the World Happiness Report

Finland is a happy place! For the sixth year in a row, the country has been named the happiest in the world in the annual World Happiness Report 2023. The Nordic country and its neighbors Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Norway...

Blind Couple Refused Boarding Greece-Iceland Flight (Twice)

A blind couple and their baby had to wait an entire week to travel from Greece to Iceland after they were blocked from boarding two separate flights. Eythor Kamban Thrastarson and Emilia Pykarinou, who were traveling with their one-year-old daughter,...

Airline Offers USA-Greece Flights for $199

New Icelandic airline PLAY offers cheap flights between Greece and USA when booking a return ticket - but only for a limited time.

Asteroid Hits Earth at 11 Miles Per Second

A small asteroid struck the Earth above Iceland last Friday — just two hours after it was first spotted by an astronomer. The space rock, named 2022 EB5, is believed to have mostly burnt up in our planet's atmosphere, but...