American newspaper The Wall Street Journal published an article on Iceland’s tourism industry yesterday.
Nature & Travel
Two million cubic meters (70.6 million cubic feet) of gravel and rock have been mined from the south side of Ingólfsfjall mountain, South Iceland.
Skúli Gunnar Sigfússon, founder of Subway in Iceland, announced his interest in building a service center close to Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon.
Americans made up almost one third of all those flying out of Iceland from Keflavík International Airport in July.
One hundred and seventy-six scouts that were staying at the Úlfljótsvatn Scout Center by Úlfljótsvatn in South Iceland are now in a relief center set up at the nearby Hveragerði Primary School due to a stomach virus.
A volcanic eruption in Iceland in late 822 was likely responsible for widespread famine, plague, and freezing temperatures throughout Europe, The Economist reports.
A swarm of jellyfish numbering in the hundreds washed ashore in the Sjáland area of Garðabær, a town just south of Reykjavík, yesterday.
Ring Road One has been reopened in South Iceland and West Iceland following two accidents between 7 and 8 am this morning.
Icelandic mountaineer John Snorri Sigurjónsson has reached the peak of K3 which is 8,051 meters (26,414 ft) high and the 12th highest mountain in the world.
The price of hotel accommodation has increased around 60 percent in foreign currency over the last two years.
Magnús Árni Skúlason, economist at Reykjavík Economics, states the new regulation aimed to limit Airbnb rentals has had an effect on the real estate market.
Traffic on Ring Road One, the road circling Iceland, has never been measured heavier than this past July.
The Icelandic minister for the environment and natural resources considers it urgent to review access controls for tourists to the remote Hornstrandir nature reserve in the West fjords, now that cruise ships have begun docking there.
An annual scientific count of gray seals will be conducted from the air this autumn, reports mbl.is.
The temperature reached 21.6°C (70.88°F) in Reykjavík at 3 pm yesterday, the highest temperature recorded in the capital since 2008.
Iceland is experiencing a summer heat wave this week, with temperatures rising over 25°C (77°F) for the first time since 2013.
On the Facebook page of the travel agency Guide to Iceland, there is a video of someone swimming in Brimketill, a geological formation and natural lagoon on the Reykjanes peninsula.
An insect species never before seen in Iceland was found during the Icelandic Institute of Natural History’s annual research expedition to Surtsey.
Páll Guðmundsson, manager of the Icelandic Touring Association, is unsatisfied with gutters that have been set up by the creek Laugalækur in the Landmannalaugar area in Iceland’s southern highlands.