Tryggvi Gunnarsson, ombudsman for Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, sent a letter to Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir yesterday to request all available information about her communication with former Chief of Police in Reykjavík Stefán Eiríksson regarding the police’s...
The levels of fluoride in grass in areas around the Alcoa aluminum smelter in Reyðarfjörður, East Iceland, proved to be just below the guideline limit in the Environment Agency of Iceland’s third round of testing this summer.
The long Verlunarmannahelgin ‘Merchants’ Weekend’ (or ‘Labor Day Weekend’) is coming up with festivals of all kinds celebrated around the country, including sport, camping, outdoor concerts, typically heavy drinking but also family fun.
Forests in Iceland are set to increase ten times this century and cover 12 percent of the country’s surface—instead of the current 1.2 percent—by 2100. This was suggested in a comprehensive policy on forestry in Iceland, submitted early last year.
Earth scientist Ármann Höskuldsson advises people against walking down to Öskjuvatn, the lake in the crater of Askja volcano, where a massive rockfall caused high tidal waves early last week. He wants the lake, a popular travel destination in the northeastern highlands, to remain off limits...
It appears as if the wild berry season will be good in North and East Iceland this year. The regions have enjoyed high temperatures and a lot of sunshine this summer. The outlook is not as promising in South and West Iceland because of extensive rain in those parts.
With memories from the last festival still fresh, organizers of ATP Iceland have already announced the first headliner for next year: Belle & Sebastian will perform at Ásbrú, the former NATO base in Keflavík, on July 2 as part of ATP Iceland 2015.
Last weekend members of ICE-SAR search and rescue were called out to assist hikers in different regions of Iceland, as well as drivers who had run into difficulties. No one was harmed but some of these operations were extensive and took a long time.
Helgi Rúnar Halldórsson, cabin guard in Langidalur in Þórsmörk, in the southern highlands, saved 15 passengers from a small bus en-route to Þórsmörk, which was stuck in the river Steinholtsá, yesterday morning.