The skeleton of a blue whale, which was found beached at Skagi in Northwest Iceland in 2010, will be put on display at the Húsavík Whale Museum. Representatives of the Icelandic Museum of Natural History (NMSÍ) have expressed their disapproval with the decision.
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A likely explanation of the patches of white in Lake Mývatn, which have puzzled scientists for weeks, appears to be a chemical reaction due to lack of oxygen.
Tourists on a whale watching trip in Iceland got more than they bargained for and were reportedly horrified when they witnessed whaling vessel Hvalur 8 pull dead fin whales to shore instead of the living whales they had paid to see.
Jökulsárlón, Iceland’s famous iceberg lagoon, has been named one of the world’s top must-see sights of all time int.Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a warning through Saturday night. Heavy rain is expected in the southeast and in northern parts of Strandir.
Two men from Scotland who are traveling Iceland for charity in a modified 4x4 are under investigation for the crime of off-road driving. They set off intending to drive up five Icelandic volcanoes this August.
The number of fin whales and humpback whales in the North Atlantic has increased, while the number of minke whales in inshore areas has gone down.
A group of international whale experts has succeeded in removing fishing nets from an injured whale near Reykjavík.
Iceland’s national grid company believes that new power lines across the highlands are the best option for strengthening the country’s distribution network over the coming years, according to a new strategic plan introduced this week.
Tómas J. Knútsson, leader of the Blue Army in Iceland, an organization dedicated to keeping the sea and the shore clean, removed 3.5 tons of plastic from beaches in May but could not find anywhere to take it.
Three tourists were picked up by a large wave at Kirkjufjara by Dyrhólaey, South Iceland yesterday afternoon.
Iceland‘s electricity infrastructure is under pressure and some output may need to be dialed down come the winter.
Yesterday, a foreign volunteer cutting lupines in Morsárdalur, west of Skaftafell, was cut in the neck by the blade of his sickle.
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