“We are extremely pleased with the interest these parties are showing in Hveragerði and have been waiting for someone to see the possibilities for more development in the area,” says Aldís Hafsteinsdóttir, the mayor of Hveragerði in South Iceland.
Nature & Travel
Reykjavík district police have no leads yet on why gas-filled balloons appeared in the flightpath for the domestic airport yesterday lunchtime; causing danger to landing planes. At least one of the balloons had an unidentified foreign object hanging from it.
Several campers at Þingvellir national park have been reported to the police for ripping up large amounts of moss in order to insulate their tents better.
Yesterday evening, a group of tourists on a whale watching trip near Grótta, just off the Reykjavík coast, together with their guide forged an inter-species friendship with an extraordinarely social minke whale.
Iceland is currently in the grips of a tourism boom, an issue which Iceland Review regularly reports on. On Saturday, a total of 133 passenger jets landed at Keflavík International Airport, or roughly one per 11 minutes.
Photographs of Icelandic landscape by Belgian photographer Wim Denijs, which were published on dailymail.co.uk yesterday, have garnered significant attention. According to ruv.is, they’ve been shared 3,000 times.
Icelandic fishing magnate Kristján Loftsson says in an article in The Sydney Morning Herald published yesterday that there are too many whales in Australia and that whaling should commence there to avoid having to close the port of the East Australian city of Brisbane.
Two local women in Húsavík today stopped and challenged a woman and her two children, who she was allowing to defecate on the sidewalk. The incident took place on a busy harbor-side road where Húsavík residents and visitors assemble in good weather.