Nature & Travel

New Lagarfljót River Mouth Successful

National power company Landsvirkjun had a new river mouth made for Lagarfljót in East Iceland last year at the risk of the old river mouth shifting further and carrying water from Kárahnjúkavirkjun dam into fishing river Fögruhlíðará, which also mouths into the bay. The measures appear to have...

Tractors Circle Iceland for Charity

Friends Karl Friðriksson and Grétar Gústavsson are currently driving the Ring Road on old Massey Ferguson tractors in support of Vinátta (‘Friendship’), a project launched by Barnaheill (Save the Children Iceland) to raise awareness of and fight bullying.

Earthquakes Die Down, Eruption a Possibility

The earthquake swarm which began off Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland on Tuesday evening appears to be dying down; seismicity dropped last night and this morning. Due to heightened activity in volcano Eldey off shore, the level for air traffic was raised to code yellow as a precautionary...

Shearing in Cold Weather May Explain Sheep Death

A difficult winter, shearing in cold weather and poor-quality food may explain the extensive death of sheep in Iceland last winter and spring. Veterinarian Sigurður Sigurðsson, who has investigated the sheep deaths, stated that many factors had contributed to the situation.