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Iceland's West Fjords

Calls to Ban Flights over Hornstrandir

Ísafjörður Town Council has suggested that low-flying flights be banned from Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in the West Fjords so as not to disturb birdlife and tourists in the area.

Lagarfljót worm

Lake Monster Commission Needs More Time

The truth commission set up to evaluate whether the infamous lake monster Lagarfljótsormurinn is the phenomenon filmed by a farmer in East Iceland has requested more time to complete the task.

Seismic activity map

Earthquake in South Iceland

An earthquake measuring 4.1 hit 9.6 kilometers southeast of Hestfjall, South Iceland, shortly after 11 pm last night. The quake was felt in the towns of Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.

Hverarönd

Off-Road Idiots Fined

The police in Húsavík, Northeast Iceland, fined tourists who called search and rescue after their rental SUV’s front wheel got stuck in a fissure on Wednesday.

Hafnarfjörður

Hafnarfjörður on WHO List of Towns with Cleanest Air

The town of Hafnarfjörður, just outside Reykjavík, is among the towns and cities with the cleanest air in the world, according to the latest study by the World Health Organization (WHO). Three quarters of the 32 cleanest cities (with small particulates, otherwise know as PM2.5, of less than 5...

Mammút at the Stopp - Let’s Protect the Park benefit concert

Warming Up After Seriously Cool Easter

With the five-day-long Easter weekend now behind us, all reports are that the annual Aldrei fór ég suður music festival in Ísafjörður went swimmingly – despite the bad weather. And hope is at hand there too, with warm weather on its way.

Surfing off Seltjarnarnes

Surfing in Iceland Featured in Ad

The latest TV advertisement for Jagermeister, a brand of German herbal liqueur, features a group of professional surfers in Iceland in winter. The air temperature dropped to around 2ºC (35.6ºF) during the shoot.

Geysir

Court Bans Geysir Entrance Fee

The Icelandic State has obtained an injunction against landowners in the Geysir area, prohibiting them from charging an entrance fee to Geysir, according to a decision by the South Iceland District Court earlier this morning.

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