May 23, 2011 |
This is a good time to keep in touch with your airline if you plan to fly in the next few days to Europe because there is a chance that ash from the huge volcanic eruption in Iceland over the weekend could delay or even cancel your flight. Even as Iceland’s main airport prepared to possibly reopen Monday, Europe was on watch for potential flight disruptions as the ash cloud drifted toward the Continent. "There is a strong possibility that parts of the ash cloud may impact parts of Scotland and Ireland in the coming 24 hours," Eurocontrol , the European air traffic management agency, said on its website Monday, citing reports from the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre in London.
February 27, 2011
On her way back to the U.S. from Norway, Times reader "HannaSofieEide" and her husband stopped by the Blue Lagoon in Iceland . "It was an unforgettable experience and truly magical," she said. The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa near Reykjavik, Iceland's capital. Its water supply comes from a geothermal power plant that's fueled by water from a nearby lava flow. The lagoon's mineral-rich waters are said to have healing properties. View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
October 6, 1986 |
Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev's wife, Raisa, will accompany him to next weekend's summit here with President Reagan, Iceland Prime Minister Steingrimur Hermannsson said Sunday. Mrs. Gorbachev, who also accompanied her husband to the last summit with Reagan in Geneva last November, will be the guest of Hermannsson's wife, Edda Gudmundsdottir. In Washington, White House spokesman Dale Petroskey said President Reagan's wife, Nancy, "has no plans to go" with him to Reykjavik.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 1987
We are compelled to respond to the article "Feminists of Iceland Aim to Call Shots," by Bella Stumbo (Part I, Aug. 19). It is written with prejudices in an arrogant fashion and full of untruths and distortions. The author seemingly set out to ridicule the Women's Alliance Party, its individual members and the Icelandic system of government. She arrogantly passes judgment as a specialist on the matter with intimate knowledge, while quotes of history and descriptions of current events are often wrong and distorted.
April 26, 2010 |
Now that the leader boards in European airports are again listing flights that are on time, and stranded travelers are finding their way, perhaps we might pause to say thanks to the volcano that blew its stack in Iceland. When Eyjafjallajokull erupted on April 14, the diminutive but destructive Icelandic corker did us an unheralded favor. Believe it or not, all that ash swirling into the upper atmosphere was actually a minor boon to the war on global warming. About 11,000 European and international flights a day were canceled, and grounded aircraft don't pollute.
October 3, 2004
We spent two weeks in Iceland in August and saw a different country from the one written about in Margo Pfeiff's article, "A Land That Runs Hot and Cold" [Sept. 19]. We traveled with Elderhostel to three major cities and did day trips. Two trips, one for birding and one to see whales, put us on the fiords and sea. Geologists led trips to craters, volcanic fields of lava and tours of geothermal plants. Lectures by college agricultural and fisheries experts also filled our days. Storytellers of sagas, and music and dance by the talented locals kept evenings interesting.