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How to be sustainable in the far north


Akureyri is the largest city outside the Reykjavík Capital area. To ensure that its stunning scenery is protected, the municipality has introduced a range of sustainable initiatives. “We had an expensive transport solution that hardly anyone used. Once it became free of charge, things really changed,” says Guðmundur Haukur Sigurðarson at Vistorka. He has worked with sustainability in Akureyri from the early stages. Now, some 500,000 people travel on the buses each year. Iceland itself is a global leader in renewable energy with geother... Read More »

Iceland supermarket chain aims to be plastic free by 2023


Prime Minister Theresa May has called plastic waste "one of the great environmental scourges of our time". Iceland says the move will affect more than a thousand own label products. As a first measure, the grocer says new food ranges being launched in February will be packaged using a paper based tray, rather than plastic. "Iceland's pledge will help cut down the one million tonnes of plastic generated by supermarkets in the UK each year," a company spokesman said. "The process to do this starts now, and Iceland is aiming to complete it w... Read More »

Police launch EU-wide crackdown on migrants


Thousands of police officers from the 26 countries in the EU’s Schengen border-free zone will be dispatched to border crossings, railway stations, bus depots, and elsewhere in a joint-police operation called Mos Maiorum. The Schengen zone includes 22 member states as well as Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Iceland. But one unnamed Schengen country has refused to participate. Latin for "laws of the elders", Mos Maiorum’s objective is to seize and possibly deport people without proper documents in an intelligence gathering exercise w... Read More »

EHIC: a Health Insurance Card and an App to travel safely in Europe


The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows EU citizens to health care in hospitals or approved clinics not only in the 28 EU member states but also in Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. When you need medical assistance, you just have to show your EHIC and there is no need to produce further documents. Depending on the country you are staying in, you may be asked to pay for the medical service provided at the same cost as people insured in that country (non-reimbursable). EHIC is personal and it is provided to all EU citi... Read More »

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