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.
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East Iceland received a lot of snowfall this past winter, so much snow that the ski resort in Oddsskarð is expected to be open on weekends through June, possibly longer.
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.
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.
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.
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...
A record 89 cruise ships carrying a total of 95-98,000 passengers are booked to dock at Reykjavík harbor this summer.
“She was there, two or three steps in front of me and then she just disappeared into the ground,” says Anna Hermannsdóttir
The man with reportedly the world’s biggest ‘little guy’ has decided to donate his member to the Icelandic Phallological Museum following his death.
Iceland is expecting around 100,000 tourists to arrive by cruise ship this summer, as the sector becomes ever more important to the economy.
A helicopter crash landed yesterday on the Eyjafjallajökull glacier in South Iceland, causing serious damage.
A plan to charge only foreign tourists visiting Iceland’s biggest waterfall may be against European law, it is claimed.
A spokesman for the landowners at South Iceland’s famous Geysir area says the government is being hypocritical in trying to ban them from charging entry to the site.
Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir, one of two Icelanders at Everest Base Camp, says she cannot justify continuing her quest for the summit under the circumstances.
Icelandic nature is the subject of a new photographic exhibition in France, but it is causing surprise and concern.
Icelandic adventurer Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir may not make it to the top of Everest as an indirect result of the recent deadly avalanche on the mountain.
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.
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.
The landowners in the Geysir area are considering blocking access to Geysir geothermal area, according to Garðar Eiríksson, spokesperson for the Landowners Association of Geysir.
The road between the northern and southern West Fjords is being cleared after having been closed since December due to heavy snowfall.
Seventy million plastic bags end up in the trash in Iceland every year, according to a report from the Ministry for the Environment.