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Botn, Súgandafjörður.

Avalanche in West Fjords

Three skiers escaped without serious injury after being hit by an avalanche in Botnsdalur valley by Súgandafjörður fjord in the West Fjords last night.

Lake Mývatn.

Mývatn Sewer Improvements Demanded

Travel service companies in Skútustaðahreppur district by Mývatn lake and the district itself have obtained an extension until June to provide plans for sewer improvements.

Skaftafellsjökull.

Photo Series Shows Glacier Disappear

A series of photos, taken by Guðmundur Ögmundsson, Skaftafell National Park manager in the past five years, shows in a striking way how Skaftafellsjökull glacier, an outlet glacier from Vatnajökull glacier, has receded.

Silfra in Þingvellir

Stricter Rules Requested in Silfra

Þingvellir National Park Manager Ólafur Örn Haraldsson has asked the Icelandic Transport Authority to impose stricter rules and monitoring regarding scuba-diving and snorkeling in Silfra fissure.

Stars

Street Lights off for Star Show Tonight

Tonight at 8:30 pm, street lights will be turned off for 45 minutes at the University of Iceland campus, as well as in the west part of Reykjavík and downtown, to allow residents and visitors a great view of the stars.

February 24, 2017.

Violent Gale Warning

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning (wind speeds in excess of 20 m/sec) for the northeastern part of the central highlands today, and a violent gale warning (20-28 m/sec) for all parts of the country tomorrow and heavy rain in the southeast.

Lake Mývatn.

Sh*t Happens in Mývatn

According to the CEO of Landvernd, the Icelandic Environment Association, hotel owners who profit from their proximity to Mývatn lake, North Iceland, are allowed to profit at the cost of the lake without the intervention of institutions whose role it is to protect the lake’s surroundings.

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