The Herjólfur ferry was this morning evacuated following the receipt of a message saying there was a bomb on board.
Nature & Travel
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.
Yesterday’s feature in DP (Digital Photography) Review was a photo by Phil Garcia of an Arctic fox in Iceland.
The Vatnajökull National Park has issued a warning regarding the seasonal weakening of the walls of ice caves in Vatnajökull glacier.
So far during the filming of the action move Fast Eight in Iceland, two diggers have fallen into Lake Mývatn, North Iceland.
British travel agency Discover the World’s decision to scale back its offer of flights this summer between London and Egilsstaðir in East Iceland has been greeted with disappointment.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a storm warning for this evening in Southwest Iceland and the central highlands.
There is increasing discontent among those who run tourist services towards tourists who travel the country in campers.
This year, twenty-five airlines will offer scheduled flights to Keflavík International Airport from more than 80 cities on the both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
Warning signs and hindrances on Dyrhólaey, South Iceland, appear to be disregarded by many tourists.
Ski resorts all around Iceland are open today, Maundy Thursday, and most are expecting a busy day as today is the first public holiday of the five-day-long Easter weekend. However, the capital’s main ski areas are set to remain closed.