Managing director of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association Helga Árnadóttir said the landowners of Sólheimasandur—where the Douglas DC-35 Super Dakota plane wreck of Justin Bieber and Shah Rukh Khan fame is located—should have called the police instead of fining the tourist who drove there...
The ruling committee for environmental and natural resource issues decided last Friday that the work on power lines to PCC’s silicon plant at Bakki, North Iceland, must be halted for the time being for environmental reasons.
After initial reports of a successful nesting season—unusually many puffins laid eggs and unusually many chicks were hatched—it has now turned out that 83 percent of puffin hatchlings in the Vestmannaeyjar islands off Iceland’s south coast have died due to lack of food.
Minister for the Environment Sigrún Magnúsdóttir states that temporary measures will be taken to respond to the drought and drying up of rivers in the Skaftárhreppur region.
The West Fjords police have questioned witnesses and some of the individuals suspected of having vandalized nature reserve Hornstrandir the first weekend in June. Vegetation had been scorched, animals shot, a seal left skinned on the beach and an emergency shelter trashed.
Yesterday, the journal Science published an article describing the revolutionary success of an experiment done in Iceland, aiming at safely and permanently storing CO2.
Monitoring of the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve must increase, according to one of the people who came upon men there last weekend, who had trashed an emergency shelter and used firearms against all rules.
‘Juvenile’ lake balls, or marimo, the free-floating spherical growth form Aegagropila linnaei, have been found in lake Mývatn again, much to the delight of researchers.
Five tons of trash were collected in Furufjörður fjord in Hornstrandir, the West Fjords, during a cleaning effort last weekend.
An Icelandic travel service company called Kúkú Campers is under attack for its aggressive marketing methods.
Two new Icelandic-designed fishing trawlers could be the greenest of their kind in the world, the company behind them claims.
Lumpsucker, or lumpfish, yields off northeast Iceland have rarely been better than right now; though fishing elsewhere off the Icelandic coast is not quite so good.
Yesterday, writer Andri Snær Magnason announced he’s running for the position of president of Iceland.
So far during the filming of the action move Fast Eight in Iceland, two diggers have fallen into Lake Mývatn, North Iceland.
There is interest among certain members of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, to put the central highlands of Iceland on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Several plastic bags, containing a large amount of waste from cannabis production, were placed in a container intended for corrugated paper in Akureyri yesterday.
An unusually high level of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in lake Mývatn in the past two summers is a clear sign of eutrophication in the lake, caused by human activity.
Icelanders put about half of their household waste into landfills, which is a much higher proportion than in other Nordic countries.
The whale-watching company North Sailing in Húsavík, North Iceland, is a finalist for a 2016 Tourism for Tomorrow Award.
The City of Reykjavík reminds residents to clean up after New Year’s Eve by picking up their used fireworks and throwing them into the garbage.
In a Vanity Fair interview, published Saturday, Icelandic musician Björk voices her fear that if the Icelandic government’s plans realize, within five or ten years “there will be no more highlands.”
In an Interview with Sky News last Friday, Icelandic musician Björk called the Icelandic prime minister and the minister of finance “red neck politicians,” blaming them for “trying to erase the Icelandic highlands.”
Member of Parliament Svandís Svavarsdóttir, a member of the Left Green Movement and former minister for the environment, believes the Paris Climate Agreement has brought climate issues back into the discussion in Iceland, after silence regarding the issue before last parliamentary elections.