Nature & Travel

Summer in Reykjavík

Summer Weather Forecast around Iceland

The forecast is for sun and clear skies across all parts of the country over the next three days.
The temperature is expected to reach up to 22ºC (71.6ºF) with the warmest temperatures forecast for inland in the south and west.

Dettifoss waterfall

No Entrance Fee at Dettifoss

The decision to charge ISK 800 (USD 7, EUR 5) to visit Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss in Northeast Iceland, as of June 1 has been reversed.


Ice Tunnel to Open Next Year

The ice tunnel being constructed in Langjökull glacier is set to open next year. At 300 meters, the man-made ice tunnel will be the largest in Europe and among the largest in the world.

Puffin in Iceland

Puffins Arrive Two Weeks Late

Puffins have arrived in Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman Islands) two weeks later than usual. This is the first time since records began in 1952 that the birds arrive so late.

Camping in Reykjavík

Campers Brave Cold in Reykjavík

Sigríður Ólafsdóttir, campsite manager at Laugardalur, the capital area campsite, told that between 30 and 40 tents were pitched last night when the temperature dropped to +1.5°C (34.7°F).

Snow near Krafla, Northeast Iceland

Still Snowing in East Iceland

The mountain pass to the East Iceland town of Mjóifjörður, population 20, was closed last night because of snowfall. The road, number 953, was opened last week after being closed all winter.

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.