A yellow weather warning has been issued for the whole of Iceland, other than the South West region.
Photos of the area taken 50 years apart now show dense birch forests where once there was very little vegetation.
An American traveler died after a serious accident on the Steinholtsá River en route to the highlands on Friday.
A traveller lost in Fjallabak Nature Reserve in the Highlands was found shortly before 2.00am this morning.
'Enough is enough', with off-road driving, says experienced guide Páll Jónsson. He suggests a highland driving permit to ensure that drivers follow the law.
The Environment Agency of Iceland has reported ten incidents of illegal, off-road driving since the beginning of June.
"Don't attempt to cross any river you aren't 100% sure you can cross safely as you are entirely responsible for any damage to your car. There is no river crossing insurance."
The planned construction of a service centre in the highlands of Iceland will be subject to an environmental assessment.
An Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter rescued two hikers in trouble east of Hofsjökull glacier in the highlands this week.
The Icelandic government has approved the formation of a cross-political committee to examine the establishment of a national park in the central highlands.
A committee researching guidelines for establishing a national park in the central highlands of Iceland has submitted its final report to the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources.
Yesterday afternoon, the body of a man was accidentally discovered near the Askja caldera, in the Icelandic highlands.
There is interest among certain members of Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, to put the central highlands of Iceland on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
A mission statement was signed yesterday regarding the establishment of a national park in the central highland of Iceland.
Though summer in the Icelandic highlands has been cold, with snow still on the ground in some parts, the number of visitors has not gone down since last year. The huts at Landmannalaugar opened on June 15, a little later than last year due to snow, and have been full almost every night since....