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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.

Weather.

Domestic Flights Canceled

Because of the severe weather system affecting Iceland this morning, all domestic flights to and from Reykjavík Airport have been canceled.

Storm in Reykjavík

Violent Gale Warning

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning (wind speeds in excess of 20 m/sec) today and tomorrow, but a storm or violent gale in West Iceland tomorrow.

From Reykjavík

Strong Gale Warning

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning for South Iceland today and for most areas of the country tomorrow.

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