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See the Northern Lights without spending a fortune.

Icelandic police say tourists keep crashing because they’re distracted by the Northern Lights

The roads in Iceland can be icy, windy and narrow, and some people are paying more attention to the sky than where they’re driving, police say.
Paris was the second top trending search for the "Trip to..." category.

The top 10 trips Americans wanted to take in 2018, according to Google

Google recently released its "Year in Search" for 2018, which highlights people, topics, events, and places that made up the year's top searches.
The advert, showing a machine going for an orangutan.

Iceland pulls ad showing palm oil harvesters terrorizing orangutans for being too political

The Christmas advert shows an escaped baby orangutan telling a girl humans are destroying her forest to make shampoo, and have stolen her mother.
Mieido Shrine, Kyoto, Japan, photographed in April 2016. Japan is the 10th safest country in the world.

These are the 20 safest and most crime-free countries

These countries have the lowest rates of homicide, terrorism, and organized crime as well as a reliable police force, according to a new report.
The discount chain was a welcome sight in an expensive city like Reykjavik.

I visited Bónus, the Icelandic chain of discount stores with a cult following among tourists — here’s what I saw

Bónus is an Iceland-based chain of discount stores. I visited two stores in Reykjavik to get a sense of why the stores have built up a cult following among tourists.
The discount chain was a welcome sight in an expensive city like Reykjavik.

I visited Bónus, the Icelandic chain of discount stores with a cult following among tourists — here’s what I saw

Bónus is an Iceland-based chain of discount stores. I visited two stores in Reykjavik to get a sense of why the stores have built up a cult following among tourists.
Sailors and Marines on the USS Gunston Hall observe an underway replenishment with the fleet-replenishment oiler USNS John Lethall, October 6, 2018.

NATO forces are gathering for a massive exercise, and US troops are getting injured and ships damaged before it even starts

Massive military exercises rarely go off without a hitch, and the preparations for NATO's Trident Juncture exercise have been no exception.
U.S. Marine with 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit posts security at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, Oct. 17, 2018, during Exercise Trident Juncture 18.

This is how US Marines will take the fight to Russia in the Arctic

About 90 US Marines landed in Iceland for a mock air assault and cold-weather training before they head to Norway to begin the large-scale NATO war games known as Trident Juncture 2018.

An Icelandair flight made an emergency landing from 35,000 feet after a crack was discovered in one of the cockpit windows

An Icelandair flight made an emergency landing on Friday night after "a crack" was discovered in one of the cockpit windows,  according to multiple reports. Flight Aware shows Flight 688 made a rapid descent of some 35,000 feet in 19 minutes as the plane made an emergency landing.

The 31 safest countries in the world

For an 11th consecutive year, the tiny northern European nation of Iceland was ranked as the world's safest place. Home to around 300,000 people, Iceland's crime rate is minuscule, with just 1.8 murders per 100,000 people annually.