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The island where continents collide is ideal territory for travellers with a taste for adventure.

Paternity riddle will see Bobby Fischer exhumed

The remains of chess genius Bobby Fischer are to be exhumed to determine whether he is the father of a 9-year-old girl, a lawyer representing the child and her mother said yesterday.

Simon Calder: A journey to Iceland's scene of the grime

Schadenfreude: that was the one-word text I received on Monday from a journalist on duty on the grassy knoll at Heathrow overlooking the northern runway. This is the "media garden" of the Renaissance Hotel, where television crews have semi-permanent residence: either the on/off/on British Airways cabin-crew strike or the volcanic ash "cloud" obliges many a satellite-truck driver to tap TW6 AQ into the GPS.

Baldur Arnarson: Iceland looks for a reason to move on and rebuild

Protesters were noticeable by their absence from the public squares of Reykjavik after the release of yesterday's report. Mindful of the heated demonstrations outside Iceland's parliament in the months following the collapse of the country's three main banks in 2008, the police had prepared for the worst: fortunately, it did not materialise.

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Jon Thor Birgisson: 'I like being a social outcast'

Gaunt, vegan and introverted, as the lead singer of Iceland's biggest export Sigur Ros, Jon Thor Birgisson made for an oblique rock star. Now, however, as he embarks on a solo career, he says he's happier than ever...

Leading article: Norse play

The story of the Vikings on these islands is a familiar one: rape; pillage; desecration; extortion; and general mistreatment of the poor Saxons. But new archaeological evidence, in the form of a mass Viking grave uncovered near Weymouth, suggests that the bad behaviour was not entirely one way.

Icelandic referendum set to snub UK repayment demand

Failure of last-minute talks to reach compromise leaves voters to give their verdict

Iceland secretly pressured US to defend it against British 'bullying'

US stays out of dispute with Britain over collapse of IceSave bank

Stay the night: Lake of Menteith Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland

When is a loch not a loch? Well, that's a lot more complex than it sounds, as Sarah Barrell found out

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Iceland willing to talk over £3bn Icesave debt

Iceland has approached several governments about the possibility of mediating talks on the more than $5bn (£3.2bn) it owes Britain and the Netherlands after the island's banking crisis, Icelandic media reported yesterday.

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