A new geyser, spewing clay, has formed near Gunnuhver mud spring in Reykjanes, Southwest Iceland.
Nature & Travel
Police have closed the viewing platform at Gunnuhver mud pool in a geothermal area on Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, as a precautionary measure after piping hot clay started shooting up many meters into the sky and a lot of steam started rising from the area.
A tourist requested assistance from the police at Hvolsvöllur on Thursday when he drove off-road and got stuck in the mud. He was fined for off-road driving.
Reykjavík has a new slogan: ‘Reykjavík Loves.’ This is the result of a marketing competition held by the Association of Local Authorities in the Capital Region (SSH). The winner was announced on Thursday.
Tourists from California on vacation in Iceland were fined ISK 250,000 (USD 2,100, EUR 1,650) for driving off-road at Sólheimasandur, South Iceland. The 4x4 Iceland Car Rental company charged ISK 180,000 (USD 1,550, EUR 1,200) for damages to the car.
The red-gold sand beach Rauðasandur (sometimes spelled Rauðisandur) in the southern West Fjords has made it to U.S. airline Cheapflights’ list of ‘10 trek-worthy beaches around the world.’
Iceland must balance growth in power and tourism industries with nature conservation, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says.
NASA’s MODIS satellite took the above thermal image of the cyclone formerly known as Hurricane Cristobal near Iceland at 10:10 pm last night.
Three large earthquakes shook Bárðarbunga during the night. The first, of magnitude 3.9, occurred at 2:25 am 4.4 km northeast of the volcano, the second, of magnitude 4.2, at 3:09 am 5.2 km east-southeast of Bárðarbunga and the third, of magnitude 4.5, at 5:00 am 5.3 km northeast of Bárðarbunga.