Famed for its “hot river” in which you can bathe, the area has become a popular tourist destination in recent years, but has had to be closed by the Environment Agency on occasion when the high level of foot traffic has caused significant damage to the area.
Proposals to reduce funding to the Westfjords Natural History Institute and Northeast Iceland Nature Research Centre have been reversed.
The Icelandic government has approved the formation of a cross-political committee to examine the establishment of a national park in the central highlands.
Foreign tourists who visit Iceland in the winter report being happier with their experience at popular tourist spots in Iceland than those who visit during the summer.
The West Iceland Nature Research Center has requested the cooperation of mink hunters in a research project aiming to gather more information about mink populations in Iceland.
Þjórsárver nature reserve in the central highlands of Iceland was expanded yesterday by the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources.
Iceland became an incredibly popular tourist attraction in a very short period of time, and it became increasingly clear that its natural treasures weren't prepared for such a large number of people.
The Icelandic minister for the environment and natural resources considers it urgent to review access controls for tourists to the remote Hornstrandir nature reserve in the West fjords, now that cruise ships have begun docking there.
Páll Guðmundsson, manager of the Icelandic Touring Association, is unsatisfied with gutters that have been set up by the creek Laugalækur in the Landmannalaugar area in Iceland’s southern highlands.
One of Iceland’s most popular and beloved natural sites, the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in the country’s southeast, will officially become a nature reserve today.
Skógafoss waterfall in South Iceland has been added to the Environment Agency of Iceland’s list of endangered areas.
Travel service companies in Skútustaðahreppur district by Mývatn lake and the district itself have obtained an extension until June to provide plans for sewer improvements.
Health officials in the Reykjavík metropolitan area have issued a statement asking people to refrain from driving in Heiðmörk.
According to the CEO of Landvernd, the Icelandic Environment Association, hotel owners who profit from their proximity to Mývatn lake, North Iceland, are allowed to profit at the cost of the lake without the intervention of institutions whose role it is to protect the lake’s surroundings.
The Icelandic Environment Association, Landvernd, has demanded that work on a new Fosshotel, just north of lake Mývatn, be halted.
British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe has purchased the majority of the land of Grímsstaðir á fjöllum, Northeast Iceland, located in the highlands north of Vatnajökull glacier.
The environment associations Landvernd and Fjöregg are taking Icelandic Minister for the Environment Sigrún Magnúsdóttir to court for failing to declare certain areas in Skútustaðahreppur district, North Iceland, as protected.
More than 6,400 people have signed a petition, urging a new minister for the environment to ban the use of plastic bags in Iceland next year.
For the second time, the environmental associations Fjöregg and Landvernd have reported the decision to issue a project permit for a controversial power line to an environmental ruling committee.
The Environment Agency of Iceland (Umhverfisstofnun) opposes plans by Icelandair Hotels to add on to Hótel Reykjahlíð by Mývatn lake.
There is a new development today regarding the controversial power line to the PCC silicon plant under construction at Bakki, near Húsavík, North Iceland.
The environmental associations Fjöregg and Landvernd (The Icelandic Environment Association) have reported a proposed legislation regarding power lines to the Bakki industrial area, near Húsavík, North Iceland, to the EFTA Surveillance Authority, ESA.
The electrically powered schooner Opal, operated by Norðursigling, arrived in Reykjavík harbor yesterday.