Ögmundur Jónasson, MP for the Left-Greens and former Interior Minister, visited Geysir yesterday without paying the new ISK 600 (USD 5, EUR 4) entrance fee. Ögmundur had called on others to join him in visiting Geysir to protest the fee.
News 2014 - March
Eighty-eight percent of the members of the three unions with employees at ISAVIA, the company which the operates airports in Iceland, voted in favor of holding four short strikes, closing all airports in Iceland and disrupting all air traffic to and from Iceland.
The Chinese government will pay ISK 300 million to extend the northern lights research station in Reykjadalur, Northeast Iceland, which the government-run Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) helped set up.
More than one million tourists are expected to visit Iceland in 2015, according to the latest projections by the Icelandic Tourist Industry Association.
Icelandic adventurer Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir left yesterday for Nepal, where she plans to set off on her journey up Everest.
Brothers Patrick and Henrick Shyu of Blue Eden recently posted the video Crystalapse: Frozen in Timelapse, shot in Iceland earlier this month.
Reykjavík City is taking part in the global Earth Hour today. Lights in the capital will be turned off at 8:30 pm. A concert with Ragnheiðar Gröndal and Pálmi Gunnarsson will take place in Háskólatorg to mark the event.
Revenue from the tourism industry in Iceland has decreased despite the increase in visitors to Iceland, Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson said at Alþingi, the parliament, on Thursday.