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Iceland Named Most Peaceful Country - 7th Year in a Row

Iceland has consistently taken the top slot on The Global Peace Index since it began in 2008. The analysis ranks 162 countries according to 50 indicators, such as the percentage of GDP spent on military expenditures and the level of organized crime. Iceland’s lack of a standing army and comprehensive welfare system are just two reasons why it is considered the most peaceful country. Click here to read more and check out the interactive map.

2014 Rey Cup Soccer Tournament

Just after the final game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, more than 250 young athletes will travel to Reykjavik July 23-27 for some “football and fun.” The 12th annual Rey Cup gives participants the opportunity to not only play with athletes from around the world, but also experience the culture, cuisine and scenery Iceland has to offer. Click here to learn more about the 2014 Rey Cup!

Celebrate Summer the Reyka Way

With great weather and long days, summer is the perfect time to start new projects, and Reyka Vodka has some unique drink ideas and fun DIY projects to keep you busy! Aside from several delicious and refreshing cocktail recipes, Reyka also has tutorials to help you craft solar-powered wind chimes or even build a pallet garden. Click here to see what else Reyka has in store this summer, including a “Win A Trip to Iceland” sweepstakes!

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Experience Iceland in North America

Enter Icelandic Glacial’s Instagram contest for the chance to win $25 to Whole Foods! Keep the savings coming by using a special Iceland Naturally discount code at Blue Lagoon’s online shop and don’t forget to enter Reyka Vodka’s win a trip to Iceland sweepstakes before it ends on July 31! Canadian residents will celebrate their Icelandic Viking heritage and culture at the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba August 1-4. In New York, the Icelandic musical Revolution in The Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter previews on July 28. An independent movie filmed in Iceland, Land Ho!, hits theaters July 11. Plus, Iceland and Maine signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

News About Iceland

Did you know that you can hike through Iceland’s magma fields and lava caves, or that there’s an abandoned plane wreck that’s been sitting on an Icelandic beach for 40 years? Iceland is also the number one ranked country for gender equality and a hotspot for data centers. On the more creative side, Bjork is working to implement a creative environmental curriculum in Icelandic schools as well as classrooms around the world. 

Happening in Iceland

Icelandair got creative and made stunning Icelandic landscapes the star of their new in-flight video. Watch it here! Once you’ve arrived in iceland, there are plenty of fun events to enjoy under the midnight sun this summer, including All Tomorrow’s Parties and the Ryekjavik Pride parade that celebrates human rights. The Guardian recently visited the land of ice and fire to join Iceland’s European Film Festival as it braved the elements to take European art film to some of Iceland’s most remote villages. GrindTV also took a trip to Iceland and discovered there is much more to the country than glacial formations and frozen rivers.

Iceland Naturally Welcomes New Member, Ölgerðin

Iceland Naturally would like to give a warm welcome to our newest member, Ölgerðin Egill Skallagrímsson! Established in Reykjavik in 1913, Ölgerðin is Iceland’s oldest running brewery and is known for creating Brennivín, Iceland's signature beverage. Stay tuned for more news about Ölgerðin’s Icelandic beer and spirits on IcelandNaturally.com!
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