The population of Skútustaðahreppur municipality in Northeast Iceland has reached 500 for the first time since 1993.
The Public Health Authority of Northeast Iceland has approved a joint plan between Skútustaðahreppur municipality and 13 local companies to reform sewage treatment in the region.
The Icelandic Dog Sledding Club’s National Championships got off to a running start on Friday, with 60 dogs and their owners competing on a clear but icy day around Lake Mývatn in North Iceland.
A rental car accidentally rolled into a steaming lagoon at Bjarnarflag in Mývatnssveit, located in the northern parts of Iceland.
A house, where staff members of Hótel Reynihlíð on Mývatn lake, North Iceland, reside, was destroyed in a fire overnight.
Iceland’s Minister for the Environment Björt Ólafsdóttir says it’s out of the question for the state to pay for sewage treatment for hotels or other businesses by Mývatn lake in Northeast Iceland.
The Environment Agency of Iceland (Umhverfisstofnun) opposes plans by Icelandair Hotels to add on to Hótel Reykjahlíð by Mývatn lake.
‘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.
It could prove necessary to close hotels around Mývatn if no progress is made soon with regard to sewage treatment, according to the chairman of the regional health and safety committee. He is calling upon the national government to invest in infrastructure to protect Lake Mývatn and Laxá river...
Lake Mývatn, the renowned pearl of nature in Northeast Iceland, is under immense pressure from the increasing number of tourists.