Wrap up warm and swap muddy fields for hot tubs, lively urban nightlife and snowy, slopeside celebrations, says Laura Holt
'It looked more like a dog than a duck,' the Icelandic Prime Minister reportedly said of Mr Cameron's creation
New flights and the prospect of seeing the Northern Lights make this a great winter to visit the Icelandic capital, says Simon Calder
The island nation has such a low crime rate officers rarely have to draw their weapons
On the top of a hill, far, far into north London, sits Alexandra Palace. Built as a temple to public education and entertainment, it became the first BBC Television headquarters. It's the perfect venue for Björk’s last live performance of Biophilia, the 2011 album at the centre of a ground-breaking multimedia concept of apps, installations and live performances.
The website: Historic Britain allows you to book B&Bs, hotels and holiday lets with notable character. Properties range from a 15th-century manor house B&B to an 18th-century Cotswold farmhouse (historicbritain.com).
Pontefract aims to celebrate its most famous export, and lure liquorice-loving tourists to come and part with their pennies
On the road in Reykjavik, Iceland
The man who pays his way
With new flights, longer days and a busy cultural calendar, the Icelandic capital is an appealing prospect, says Nick Boulos.
The England Under-21s manager, Stuart Pearce, feels Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can only get "better and better", both for club and country.
Low-fare airline easyJet is to fly to Iceland for the first time.
Stoke's first Europa League tie will see them face Croatian giants Hajduk Split in the third qualifying round.
The Australian experimental composer Ben Frost is in London to meet his mentor Brian Eno, ahead of their joint project at the Reykjavik Festival in Iceland this weekend.
Tourism shows green shoots of recovery, says Jackie Hunter, after the eruption that left the island looking like a Moonscape
BBC4's imported crime dramas have been TV hits, but its new foreign comedy may not fare so well, says Gerard Gilbert