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WOW cyclothon

It was the best of times!

The annual WOW cyclothon is a 1332 km relay race, circling Iceland where one cyclist passes the baton to the next in teams of 6-10 people. Held from June 19-22, the longest days of the year, in rain, mud and […]

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Don’t be green, be yellow: Visiting the sights of the Simpsons’ Icelandic adventure

You probably already know (unless you live in a cave) that Springfield’s most loved family, The Simpsons, recently took a trip to Iceland – well, Homer, Carl, Moe and Lenny did anyway – and it was full of the usual […]

Happy Birthday to us! A whole year of cheap flights to Iceland.

Today at the WOW air headquarters in Iceland, we are celebrating the one year anniversary of our first flight. We are proud of having been able to provide cheap flights to Iceland and for continuously adding new destinations. We now […]

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BBC ponders why Iceland is such a safe place

One of yesterday’s most popular articles on the BBC News website was an essay written by an American law student asking why violent crime in Iceland is so very rare — given that there are plenty of guns around. Andrew […]

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WOW air news: support Iceland!

The biggest topic of the day is quite clearly the Eurovision Song Contest. Iceland performs in the second semi-final this evening. Everyone’s really excited… As explored in this WOW magazine article here, Eurovision is big business in Iceland. It’s like […]

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WOW air news: Julia Stiles, more phones & more equality

Another day, another news round-up – and today’s stories go like this: good, bad, “meh”, bad, good, good. So let’s begin. The news today has been reaped, skimmed, clipped and otherwise harvested from Vísir.is Good: The Hollywood actress Julia Stiles […]

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WOW air news: nature, prizes, nature, birthday, nature & success

In case you didn’t guess, there is a lot about nature and the environment in today’s top headlines. And why not? It is extremely important, after all… Today’s headlines are based on news from RÚV.is Arguably the pearl in North […]


WOW air news: Jeremy Clarkson, neo-con-com & lobster trouble

Well, it’s that time of day again. Time for us to make like Mummy Bird and regurgitate some nourishing news nuggets for ingestion by information-insatiable international Icelandophiles. Or something like that… Today’s top titbits come to you from DV.is Iceland […]

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WOW air news: farmers, free time, Iran and Dubai

[To be read out loud in your very best broadcasting voice]: Good [morning/afternoon/evening], this is WOW air Iceland news. Today’s top stories: North Iceland farmers in crisis, waiting for new minister to help. The young Icelander in charge at one […]

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WOW air news: Dionne Warwick, David James & a decorative pile

Lots of news again today, so our Info Squirrels have gnawed the highlights down into bite-size chunks for your delight and delectation. Today’s news comes from RÚV.is and stories are presented in completely random order. Firstly is the news that […]

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