Many roads in northern Iceland are closed after heavy snowfall last night.
Nature & Travel
Icelanders are not always better prepared than tourists when traveling around Iceland, according to Tómas Gíslason, assistant director of the national emergency line 112.
Icelandic Minister of Industry and Commerce Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir voiced her disappointment today with the decision by private landowners to go ahead with the introduction of an entrance fee to Geysir. As reported yesterday, the fee will be introduced next month.
An entrance fee to Geysir erupting hot spring in South Iceland will be charged by private landowners of the area as of March 10.
The average temperature in Reykjavík in January was 2.4°C (36.3°F), 2.9°C (37.2°F) above average for the month of January during the period 1961-1990 and 1.4°C (34.52°F) above the average temperature from 2004-2013.
A fatal accident occurred yesterday when a foreign tourist in his fifties fell into a river which runs through an ice cave in Breiðamerkurjökull, Southeast Iceland. The man had been photographing the cave when he suddenly fainted and fell into the river.
A Eurasian Bittern, rarely seen in Iceland, was spotted near Laugar in Reykjadalur valley in Northeast Iceland over the weekend.
The police in Hvollsvöllur, South Iceland, have asked people not to travel in the region because of a storm currently hitting the southern coast.
Citizens of Reykjavík have been complaining about a repugnant smell, found in many places in the capital, including Austurvöllur Square, Miklatún and other grassy outdoor areas. The smell is caused by calcium damage in grass that has been covered by a thick layer of ice for a long time.