The 18th annual Laugavegur run in Iceland’s south-central highlands will take place tomorrow. This year 357 runners are registered—more than ever before—105 women and 252 men, 216 of whom are Icelanders and 141 foreigners.
Domestic airline Eagle Air (Flugfélagið Ernir) offers different prices for fares in the Icelandic and English versions of its website. The airline’s CEO maintains that the pricing is fair.
A total of 4,326 live births were reported in Iceland last year, a decline from 2012 when 4,533 babies were born in the country. In 2013, 2,129 boys and 2,197 girls were born, or 969 boys to every 1,000 girls, as reported by Statistics Iceland.
The family of 18-year-old Reykjavík resident Andri Freyr Sveinsson, who died when falling from a roller coaster in the amusement park Terra Mítica in Benidorm, Spain, on July 7, has released a statement, describing the course of events.
A number of tourists were reported in the area by Sólheimajökull glacial tongue in South Iceland yesterday in spite of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police’s Civic Protection Department warning people against traveling there due to a minor glacial outburst flood and dangerous gases...
Owner of travel company Teitur Jónasson ehf., Haraldur Teitsson, has declared the road across Kjölur, a popular highland route which connects South and North Iceland, to be “horrible,” especially the northern side from Blöndulón to Seyðisá.
Jóhannes Haukur Hauksson, one of the owners of the land Grímsstaðir á Fjöllum in Northeast Iceland, said he and three other owners are planning to advertise their 72 percent share of the land for sale in the European Economic Area (EEA) in the coming days.
There are indications that a small glacial outburst flood is occurring in the river Múlakvísl, which originates in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, where the volcano Katla is located.
To add to the variety of Icelandic berries, cherries are now being grown at greenhouse farm Engi in Laugarás, South Iceland, and this summer’s harvest is looking good.