Three skiers escaped without serious injury after being hit by an avalanche in Botnsdalur valley by Súgandafjörður fjord in the West Fjords last night.
Nature & Travel
Isavia, the company that operates Keflavík International Airport, recently signed a contract with Secunet about installing automated border control gates at the airport.
Last year, more than half of foreign tourists who visited Iceland, or 960,000, rented a car and drove on average 230 km (143 mi) a day.
Icelandair and WOW Air have canceled all flights to destinations on the northeast coast of the US today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chances are high that a severe strain of bird flu, detected in birds throughout Europe, will be carried to Iceland with migratory birds.
Health officials in the Reykjavík metropolitan area have issued a statement asking people to refrain from driving in Heiðmörk.
An emergency was declared yesterday morning onboard Icelandair flight FI440, approaching Manchester Airport.
A violent gale is expected all over Iceland today. People are advised to avoid all unnecessary travel.
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.
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.
English singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran burned his foot in a hot spring when he visited Iceland a year ago to celebrate his 25th birthday.
An earthquake of magnitude 3.6 hit Bárðarbunga volcano, located under the Vatnaökull glacier ice cap, at 9:48 am yesterday.