If you are interested in seeing an eruption start you might be in luck. A webcam has been placed at Grímsvötn, approximately 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the crater where the eruption might start.
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A large glacial flood will likely go down the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum towards Öxarfjörður, Northeast Iceland, if the Bárðarbunga volcano erupts.
The Icelandic Coast Guard surveillance plane has been called home from abroad in light of a possible eruption in Bárðarbunga volcano in the northwestern corner of Vatnajökull glacier, Southeast Iceland.
A Code Orange has been issued in light of increased likelihood of an eruption in Bárðarbunga volcano located in the northwestern corner of Vatnajökull glacier, Southeast Iceland, after continued earthquakes in the area this morning.
A level of uncertainty has been declared in Bárðarbunga volcano, located in the northwestern Vatnajökull glacier, Southeast Iceland, due to an increase in seismic activity in the volcano.
Twenty narrated videos shot in the ocean around Iceland by diver Erlendur Bogason in the past years will be published online shortly where people can watch them for free. None of the material has been screened publicly before.
The level of uncertainty which was declared at Sólheimajökull glacier in South Iceland on August 3 was lifted yesterday.
A task force appointed by the Icelandic Ministry of Agriculture has submitted proposals on how the Icelandic goat stock can be supported, including immediate increased funding.
Never before have more sea eagle couples been counted on nests in Iceland than this summer, more than 70, and 39 hatchlings survived.
The municipality of Rangárþing is preparing a new plan for the popular highland area Landmannalaugar that includes a ban on allowing visitors to stay overnight at the site.
The temperature in Iceland’s capital today is set to soar to a balmy 20ºC (68ºF) and 22ºC (71.6ºF) in other parts of the southwestern corner of the country, the warmest in Reykjavík so far this year.
The dead sperm whale that drifted ashore in the West Fjords, earlier this week will likely be dragged back into the ocean and sunk. Locals have pulled all of the carcass’ 38 teeth.
Police officers who were patrolling the Vatnajökull National Park near Lakagígar in the southern highlands, yesterday came upon a small SUV stuck in a mossy bog. Off-road driving can result in fines of up to ISK 500,000 (USD 4,350, EUR 3,225).
The Civil Protection Department of Iceland has reopened trails near the crater lake Öskjuvatn in Askja, a popular tourist destination in the northeastern highlands.
Rumbles were reported near the mountain Herðubreið in Northeast Iceland yesterday morning. The cause is yet to be determined.
A fairly large, 12-15 meter (39-49 feet), whale was discovered dead on the beach in Skarðsvík in Trékyllisvík, Árneshreppur, in the West Fjords, last weekend.
A level of uncertainty has been declared at Sólheimajökull glacier in South Iceland. The glacier’s edge has risen 1.5 meters (4 feet, 11 inches) in recent days.
Geologists are looking to drill a new drill hole for further research on Surtsey, the youngest of the 15 volcanic islands in the Vestmannaeyjar (‘Westman Islands’) archipelago off South Iceland.
The Icelandic Coast Guard is among those who are examining the legal status of crew members of cruise ships using the vessels’ rescue boats to take passengers on sightseeing trips, including to nature reserves.
The month of July was rainy across the country with a 30-year record of 89.3 mm—70 percent above the average—being set in Reykjavík.
A viewing platform is currently being built by Ófærufoss, a two-cascade waterfall in Eldgjá canyon, an eruption fissure near Kirkjubæjarklaustur in the southern highlands within Vatnajökull National Park.
Landowners at the natural pool Hrunalaug in South Iceland are overwhelmed by the large number of tourists that flock to the pool every day. The visitors’ conduct is often poor and the land has started to show signs of irreparable damage.
Forests in Iceland are set to increase ten times this century and cover 12 percent of the country’s surface—instead of the current 1.2 percent—by 2100. This was suggested in a comprehensive policy on forestry in Iceland, submitted early last year.
Earth scientist Ármann Höskuldsson advises people against walking down to Öskjuvatn, the lake in the crater of Askja volcano, where a massive rockfall caused high tidal waves early last week. He wants the lake, a popular travel destination in the northeastern highlands, to remain off limits...