Nature & Travel

Bad Summer Forecast

This summer in Iceland will be colder than average with a 30-percent chance of a wetter than usual summer, according to meteorologist at the Icelandic Met Office Trausti Jónsson.

Smoke on Board Whale Watching Boat

Twenty-four people were on board the whale watching boat Faldur, operated by Gentle Giants, in Skjálfandi Bay, 3.5 nautical miles from land when they noticed smoke coming from the engine room at around 11 am this morning, according to

Twelve-Car Pileup in Bad Weather

Search and rescue services were called out to Holtavörðuheiði pass, on the Ring Road between North and South Iceland, yesterday when a 12-car pileup occurred in bad weather.

Blue Whale Appears in North Iceland

Not only migrant birds have arrived in Iceland, bringing with them a hope of spring—so have the whales. A blue whale, the largest animal on earth, was sighted from whale watching boat Náttfari, operated by North Sailing, on Skjálfandi bay in Northeast Iceland early this week.

Roads Closed, Iceland Struck by Blizzards

After mild weather and spring-like thaw during Easter, most regions were subject to snowfall last night and this morning a blizzard raged on the mountain pass Öxnadalsheiði in North Iceland, which is part of the Ring Road, causing it to be closed.