Iceland's PM Isn't Ready to Talk About the Panama Papers, Okay?

Ashley Feinberg · 04/04/16 01:59PM

It’s barely been 24 hours since the first Panama Papers reports hit, and things are already getting fun. Assuming you’re not Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, that is. Because judging by the way Gunnlaugsson stormed out of an interview with a Swedish news station, he’s got a few, uh... calls to make.

Hamilton Nolan · 08/05/15 01:55PM

This week, Dunkin’ Donuts opened its very first store in Iceland. “‘I love the variety they offer,’ said Steinar Gunnarsson, a student, who visited the restaurant soon after it opened. ‘They offer more than just a couple of brands of donuts usually found in Icelandic bakeries.’” Pathetic.

This Man Wants His Penis To Be the Most Famous Penis on Earth (NSFW)

Rich Juzwiak · 04/16/14 11:40AM

Tom Mitchell so loves his penis that he calls it "Elmo" and wants to donate it—not for science, exactly, but for mass admiration. Coming in somewhere between a real, live Christopher Guest character and someone who'd be profiled on a TLC reality show, Mitchell is the clear star of directors Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math's The Final Member, a documentary about the Iceland Phallological Museum that opens Friday in select cities.

An Army of Ryan Gosling Look-alikes Rises In Iceland

Adrian Chen · 07/16/13 11:38AM

If you do not follow Icelandic news closely you may have missed the fact that Ryan Gosling turned the island nation upside down this month. He'd arrived in Iceland on July 10th to work with the Icelandic editor of his directorial debut, How to Catch a Monster, and ended up being mistaken for a not insignificant number of the country's men.

Ed Snowden's Great Escape: An Annotated Guide

Max Read · 06/24/13 02:32PM

On Sunday morning, Edward Snowden boarded an Aeroflot flight in Hong Kong, landing in Moscow more than 13 hours later. We think. The truth is, no one's quite sure where the NSA leaker is—Moscow? Havana? Quito? Reykjavik? (He's not on Aeroflot Flight 180, we know that much.) But we can reconstruct his movements—and speculate where he's headed.

Iceland Might Ban Internet Porn

Molly Fitzpatrick · 02/17/13 04:53PM

Iceland could (but probably won't) become the first Western democracy to censor Internet porn. Halla Gunnarsdóttir, an adviser to the interior minister, explains the country's anti-smut rationale to The Guardian:

Passenger Steals $300 From Flight Attendant's Purse

Seth Abramovitch · 11/13/11 11:13PM

"Gott kvöld and good evening. We are now making our final descent into Boston Logan International Airport. Please put your tray tables up, return your seats to the upright position, and could the passenger who took $300 out of Chief Purser Dagbjört's purse please return it? Once again, thank you for choosing Icelandair for all your mile-high pickpocketing needs."

A Majority of Icelanders Believe in the Existence of Elves

Seth Abramovitch · 09/19/11 12:28AM

A study conducted by the folklore department of the University of Iceland has found that a majority of inhabitants of the land of Eyjafjallajökull and Björk Guðmundsdóttir believe in the existence of elves. Go figure!