Proposals to reduce funding to the Westfjords Natural History Institute and Northeast Iceland Nature Research Centre have been reversed.
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The Icelandic government has approved the formation of a cross-political committee to examine the establishment of a national park in the central highlands.
Two out of three companies carrying out oil exploration in Icelandic waters have relinquished their licenses.
The Ferry Baldur is expected to sail to the West Fjords tomorrow for the first time in over two months.
Over 60 percent of residents in Ísafjörður and the surrounding area of the West Fjords believe too many cruise ships dock in the town.
Residents of Neskaupsstaður, East Iceland have been told to boil their water due to elevated levels of bacteria.
Twelve thousand newly-hatched chicks were killed yesterday by a fire on a chicken farm in West Iceland.
Slightly elevated levels of bacteria from soil have been detected in the cold water in various Reykjavík neighbourhoods.
Icelanders have become increasingly aware of and concerned about environmental issues since the turn of the century.
The number of tourists visiting Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon has nearly doubled, thanks in part to a Justin Bieber music video filmed there in 2015.
Haukur Sigurðsson is creating an app to help visitors get to know Ísafjörður by ‘peeking into’ locals’ homes.
Passengers aboard nine airplanes that landed at Keflavík International Airport around 9 o’clock this morning are stuck in their seats due to weather.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued an orange warning for the capital area, as extreme weather has hit Iceland. Winds have reached up to 45 metres per second in some areas. Further extreme weather is expected in the next days.
Farmers around Iceland are showing increasing interest in breeding so-called ‘leader sheep,’ unique to the Icelandic breed.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a weather warning for Breiðafjörður, the West Fjords, and Northwest Iceland today.
The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration is cautioning drivers in East Iceland to be on the lookout for reindeer herds during their travels.
Jón Gnarr, the Icelandic comedian, author, and erstwhile Reykjavík mayor, will soon be leading personalized walking tours of the capital city to the tune of USD690 [EUR574] a person.
New Year’s Eve fireworks are likely to blame for a fire that scorched the eastern slope of Skógafoss waterfall in South Iceland.
Oversight of fish farming companies is lacking according to ecologist Cristian Gallo of the Westfjords Natural History Institute.