An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 registered 6 km east-south-east of Bárðarbunga volcano at 5:37 pm yesterday.
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Five tons of trash were collected in Furufjörður fjord in Hornstrandir, the West Fjords, during a cleaning effort last weekend.
Two German photographers captured pictures of a dust devil by Hjörleifshöfði, South Iceland, yesterday afternoon.
There are widespread shortages of accommodation space for visitors around Iceland during the high season, meaning tour companies are unable to take interested visitors because there is often nowhere for them to stay.
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.
A coach driver died yesterday evening after suffering a heart attack at the wheel, as he was driving near Seljalandsfoss waterfall in South Iceland.
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...
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.
An Icelandic travel service company called Kúkú Campers is under attack for its aggressive marketing methods.
Lake Mývatn, the renowned pearl of nature in Northeast Iceland, is under immense pressure from the increasing number of tourists.
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.
The Herjólfur ferry was this morning evacuated following the receipt of a message saying there was a bomb on board.
Search & rescue teams in Northeast Iceland were busy last night due to the poor weather and treacherous road conditions.
Tourists appear to be paying new warning signs on Reynisfjara beach little heed, and continue to put themselves at risk from deadly waves.
ICE-SAR, the Icelandic search & rescue association, has identified many locations near to lakes, rivers and the sea which pose elevated drowning risk to locals and visitors.
The increasing numbers of tourists, asylum seekers and refugees calls for action from the Icelandic authorities and police, according to a new report from the national commissioner of police, commissioned by the Ministry for the Interior about Iceland’s membership of the Schengen agreement.
A Belgian couple who have visited Iceland 15 times and drive a car with an Icelandic national sticker on the back, from the Norröna ferry, were stopped by armed police in Switzerland recently. The reason was the sticker, as the police thought the ‘IS’ might refer to Islamic State.
Lumpsucker, or lumpfish, yields off northeast Iceland have rarely been better than right now; though fishing elsewhere off the Icelandic coast is not quite so good.
Sigrún Magnúsdóttir, Iceland’s environment minister, believes the State might have the right of first refusal to buy Jökulsárlón. She will discuss the idea at today’s cabinet meeting.