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Stomach Virus Affects 62 Scouts

One hundred and seventy-six scouts that were staying at the Úlfljótsvatn Scout Center by Úlfljótsvatn in South Iceland are now in a relief center set up at the nearby Hveragerði Primary School due to a stomach virus.

90-Day Airbnb Limit Effective

Magnús Árni Skúlason, economist at Reykjavík Economics, states the new regulation aimed to limit Airbnb rentals has had an effect on the real estate market.

Necessary to Review Access to Hornstrandir

The Icelandic minister for the environment and natural resources considers it urgent to review access controls for tourists to the remote Hornstrandir nature reserve in the West fjords, now that cruise ships have begun docking there.

Weather

Heat Wave in Iceland

Iceland is experiencing a summer heat wave this week, with temperatures rising over 25°C (77°F) for the first time since 2013.

Norðurflug helicopter service.

Denounces Gutters in Landmannalaugar

Páll Guðmundsson, manager of the Icelandic Touring Association, is unsatisfied with gutters that have been set up by the creek Laugalækur in the Landmannalaugar area in Iceland’s southern highlands.

Nauthólsvík

‘Summer Lasts Well into September’

Although some years it feels as though the number of summer days in Iceland can be counted on one hand, meteorologist Trausti Jónsson has claimed that summer in Iceland actually lasts well into September.

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