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Iceland Becomes First Country To Require Proof Of Equal Pay

CP | Jill Lawless, The Associated Press | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada Business

The country aims to eliminate the pay gap by 2022.

Spending Summer In Reykjavik Is The Best Decision You Will Ever Make

Posted 02.27.2017 | Canada Living

Iceland is a beauty to behold any time of year, but there's something particularly special about spending the summer months in its capital city, Reykjavik. With the midnight sun blazing between May and August (a natural phenomenon where the sun doesn't set), tourists can pack their days with hours of sightseeing

If You Hate Pineapple On Pizza, You Hate Canada (Sorry, Not Sorry)

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

Iceland's President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson told a group of high school students that he was "fundamentally opposed" to pineapple on pizza. Well, President Not-Björk, I would not want to live in a country where the elected leader prefers seafood over pineapple on pizza.

World's Largest Wave Would Have Topped A 6-Storey Building

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.18.2016 | Canada

It was created by a cold front with 80 kph winds.

Reggae Through The Longest Night Of The Year

Stephen Weir | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada
Stephen Weir

On December 21st -- Day One of Winter -- sunlight in Reykjavik is just a four hour seven minute low-in-the-sky rumour. The dim sol stays lit long enou...

Badass Icelandic Politician Breastfeeds While Giving Speech

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Parents

No one flinched.

Tiny Historic Town Gives Visitors A Glimpse Of Iceland In Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Alberta

It was the home of one of Iceland's most talented poets.

Going Off The Beaten Path In Sweden

Christine E. Laprade | Posted 05.27.2017 | Canada Travel
Christine E. Laprade

You're already familiar with Abba, Swedish meatballs and Scandinavian design...Turns out Sweden has a lot more to offer and is particularly appealing to families or those who crave the unusual!

17 Real-Life Game Of Thrones Locations

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 04.22.2017 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

The much-anticipated sixth season of the Emmy-award-winning HBO show Game of Thrones premieres on Sunday. While most people will be on the edge of their seats wondering what really happened to Jon Snow, we find ourselves watching and wondering how to visit the fantastical, real-life filming locations that serve as part of the Seven Kingdoms.

The Best Poshtels To Book For 2016

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Travel
Travelzoo Canada

Gone are the days of uncomfortable metal cots and tattered rented towels. No more slipping gingerly into sketchy sheets - hostels are stepping up their game, appealing to the more sophisticated jet-setter. The posh hostel (or '¬poshtel') is here to stay. With the rise in demand for fancier digs, many hostels now provide high-end toiletries, afternoon wine tastings and sheets with an actual thread-count. Think non-conventional, boutique amenities at hostel prices.

Four Getaway Experiences for the Digital Nomad

Kristen Marano | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Travel
Kristen Marano

Where I stay when I travel is just as important as the destination. I choose my accommodation based on two factors: how I can experience a specific part of a culture or section of a city; and more importantly, how I can create an experience that as a writer and digital nomad will help me rest, be productive, and be inspired to build something new in my work.

Icelandic Band Is Finding Success 'Overwhelming'

HuffPost Canada Music | Natalie Zina Walschots | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada Music

The single word that comes up most often when talking to Brynjar Leifsson, lead guitarist of the strange, sonorous Icelandic six-piece Of Monsters And...

Not A Good Time To Invade This Island

The Huffington Post Canada | Christian Cotroneo | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada

Six fighter jets and a few dozen soldiers are this country's only line of defence against foreign invaders. Just not this country. About 160 Can...

Sometimes Slacking Off Can Change the World

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Politics
Nikolas Badminton

The Occupy Movement was wholly underwhelming, and the Kony campaign seemed like a good idea, but an unclear mix of actions didn't lead to much. These sorts of campaigns made me angry, but in Iceland and in the United States, there are examples of how "slacktivism" can actually lead to change

Sounds Fishy? It's True: Salmon is on the Rise Again!

Sue Scott | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada
Sue Scott

Government scientists have now provided data on the health of wild Atlantic salmon that agrees with anecdotal information from anglers who raved about the great 2011 fishing season. Experts have confirmed that many salmon populations met, or exceeded their minimum conservation requirements in 2011.

Small Countries Weathering the Recession: Crashing and Burning or Rising From the Ashes

Andrew Cooper | Posted 11.04.2011 | Canada
Andrew Cooper

The post-Cold War years were good for the fortunes of small countries. Small states did indeed seem beautiful in the 1990s and early 2000s. The end o...

Rock Snot From Vancouver Island Congesting Rivers

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - It's nickname says it all.Rock snot is a type of slimy, yellow-brown, freshwater algae that, like a cold, has spread quickly from a small ...

Hundreds Of Flights Cancelled From Volcanic Eruption

Posted 07.24.2011 | Canada

(CBC) -- About 370 flights to and from Scotland and Northern Ireland were cancelled Tuesday as a cloud of ash from an Icelandic volcano continued to a...