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Þórsmörk

(Mis)guided to Barbecue Party by GPS

The trip of a young, American couple to Þórsmörk, the popular hiking area north of Eyjafjallajökull glacier, ended in an entirely different kind of Þórsmörk in Borgarfjörður, West Iceland, thanks to their GPS.

Keflavík International Airport

BA to Double its Flights to Iceland

Starting at the end of October, the UK’s flag carrier, British Airways, will start daily flights to and from Keflavík International Airport in Iceland—increasing its existing thrice-weekly service which it has been running since last autumn.

Mývatn

Sewage Treatments Concerns at Mývatn Hotels

It could prove necessary to close hotels around Mývatn if no progress is made soon with regard to sewage treatment, according to the chairman of the regional health and safety committee. He is calling upon the national government to invest in infrastructure to protect Lake Mývatn and Laxá river...

From Breiðafjörður, fjord, West Iceland.

Uncountable Islands Counted

West Iceland’s beautiful Breiðafjörður bay is filled with “countless islands and skerries”, or so the brochures have always said. But that is no longer true, as one man claims to know precisely how many there are.

ICE-SAR

Poor Weather Causing Traffic Accidents

Five people were injured yesterday when a minibus carrying 11 passengers went off the road into a ditch on Mýrdalssandur in South Iceland. ICE-SAR rescuers confirmed, however, that the people were not seriously injured.

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