Many people come to Iceland every year and most take photos. Some come only to take photos.
The Iceland Review team left for the eruption early this morning with Páll Stefánsson, Iceland Review editor and photographer, leading a group of four: journalist Zoë Robert and photographers Elisabetta Rosso from Italy and Louis Emile Robert from Australia.
Icelandic fisherman Eysteinn Örn Garðarsson caught a fish that was almost as big as himself, a 50-kg (110-pound) cod, on Friday.
On a recent show David Letterman claimed that he knew two things about Iceland: Icelanders have the highest rate of alcoholism in the world and 90 percent of the population believes in elves.
Icelanders (and others) have heard the stories about volcanoes being the gateway to hell before. Hekla, Iceland’s most famous volcano, was thought to house demons that danced around the crater and at Askja, just north of the current eruption, tourists bathe in a crater called Víti, which means '...
The first snow in Reykjavík this fall came rather unexpectedly to town late on Friday night. Meteorologists say this is not unusually early.
The Holuhraun craters are 900 meters above sea level and even though plenty of heat is being pumped out the temperature in the area is well below zero on Celsius (32°F). The lava is surrounded by snow and that makes an often beautiful effect when the heat and the cold mix.
Here is a really unique set of videos of Holuhraun, made by drone photography. Eric Cheng, director of aerial imaging for drone maker DJI, joined our friend, Icelandic photographer Ragnar Th. Sigurðsson.
The Holuhraun eruption seems brighter on webcams than it has been lately. Last night some people thought a new fissure might have opened up. This is not the case.