Today is the first day of the ptarmigan hunting season in Iceland and thousands of hobby hunters are expected to head out attempting to catch their Christmas roast. There will be 12 hunting days in total, the next four weekends, Fridays through Sundays.
Nature & Travel
Inspired by Iceland, the campaign to promote Iceland as a tourist destination, recently released a new video entitled 'The Ultimate Secret Tour of Iceland.'
As reported, inhabitants in Iceland’s capital woke up to a white cover of snow this morning, causing slippery conditions and slow traffic. While drivers were annoyed, Iceland Review editor and photographer Páll Stefánsson captured the snow’s beauty in the following pictures.
Reykjavík residents woke up to a cover of snow this morning and snow had also fallen in most other regions. Police ask drivers to be aware of slippery road conditions. Two mountain passes in the West Fjords are impassable.
The Icelandic Road Administration has warned drivers that there are spots of ice on Hellisheiði mountain pass to South Iceland as well as on Mosfellsheiði on the way to Þingvellir. Other roads around the country are also covered in spots of ice and wet snow or snow.
The search and rescue team Klakkur in Grundarfjörður on Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland, was called out to Kirkjufell at around 8 pm last night after a foreign tourist got stuck on the mountain.
Icelandic fisherman Eysteinn Örn Garðarsson caught a fish that was almost as big as himself, a 50-kg (110-pound) cod, on Friday.
Glaciologist Oddur Sigurðsson of the Icelandic Met Office has named 130 Icelandic glaciers that used to be unnamed. Most of the glaciers are located on Tröllaskagi peninsula between Eyjafjörður and Skagafjörður in North Iceland.
The first snow in Reykjavík this fall came rather unexpectedly to town late on Friday night. Meteorologists say this is not unusually early.
Winter has arrived in Iceland judging by the current road conditions in the West Fjords and on mountain passes in West and Northwest Iceland. The Icelandic Met Office has issued a warning of strong gale wind.
Many Reykjavík residents have noticed thunder and lightning today, and the sky has been lit up with thunderbolts.
Scientists in Iceland will use drones for the seal count this year, organized by the Institute of Freshwater Fisheries and Icelandic Seal Center. If the method proves successful, it will be added to the usual counting of seals by plane and is hoped to reduce costs.
Domestic flights in Iceland were canceled this morning due to a strong gale. New information on the status of flights is expected shortly.
Our friend Elisabetta Rosso has just published a photo on the National Geographic web of an unusual sunrise in Vík.
U.K. astronomer and photographer James Woodend has won the Overall Prize, as well as the award in the Earth and Space category, with his image ‘Aurora Over a Glacier Lagoon,’ taken in Iceland.
Photographer Elisabetta Rosso came to Iceland and used drone technology to take pictures of some of the most popular destinations in the country. This is really worth watching if you are planning a trip to Iceland or want to recall some of your favorite places.
In this video of a school of mackerel, one of the fish rises from the water and dances on top of the sea for about half a minute.
Police have closed the viewing platform at Gunnuhver mud pool in a geothermal area on Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, as a precautionary measure after piping hot clay started shooting up many meters into the sky and a lot of steam started rising from the area.
A tourist requested assistance from the police at Hvolsvöllur on Thursday when he drove off-road and got stuck in the mud. He was fined for off-road driving.
Reykjavík has a new slogan: ‘Reykjavík Loves.’ This is the result of a marketing competition held by the Association of Local Authorities in the Capital Region (SSH). The winner was announced on Thursday.