Nature & Travel

Stopp Let's Protect the Park press conference

Björk and Friends Raise ISK 35 Million for Nature Protection

The Stopp - Let’s Protect the Park project, organized by director Darren Aronofsky, Björk, Iceland Nature Conservation Association and Landvernd, the Icelandic Environment Association, has raised ISK 35 million for Icelandic nature conservation, as announced at a press conference in Harpa...


Old GPS Maps Get Tourists into Trouble

The search and rescue team in rural Jökuldalur valley, East Iceland, has had to rescue tourists stuck in snow on the old road on Möðrudalsöræfi mountain pass, connecting East and North Iceland, nine times over the past year. The road is not in use anymore.

Hekla volcano

Police Ask People Hiking Hekla to Bring Mobile

The police in Rangárvallasýsla recommend that people who intend on hiking up Hekla volcano take their mobile phones with them so that if measurements show that an eruption is imminent, they can be contacted.


East Going West

The search and rescue team in the Þingeyjarsýsla region, east of Akureyri, was called out at midnight last night to search for a tourist who had planned to spend the day photographing the waterfall Dettifoss but had not returned to his hotel in Akureyri.

Tourists in Iceland in winter

Nature Pass to Take Effect in 2015

A nature pass system will be implemented in Iceland at the beginning of next year, reports. The pass will cost ISK 2,000 (USD 17, EUR 13) for four days, ISK 3,000 (USD 26, EUR 19) for one month and ISK 5,000 (USD 44, EUR 32) for five years.

Winter storm in Iceland

No Weather for Camping

Search and rescue services have been busy responding to calls during the ongoing storm. A tourist called the 112 national emergency number at around 4 pm asking for assistance on Snæfellsjökull.

Snowstorm Hellisheidi

Met Office Issues Storm Warning

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a storm warning for today. The forecast is for winds of up to 25 meters per second with rain and black ice.

Geysir - Strokkur

Landowners Delay Introduction of Geysir Entrance Fee

The Landowners Association of Geysir has decided to suspend the introduction of an entrance fee to visitors of the Geysir geothermal area after the Finance Minister filed an injunction demand at the Selfoss District Commissioner on Friday.


Kolgrafafjörður Popular with Tourists

Kolgrafafjörður on Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland, has been proving popular with tourists since the mass herring deaths in 2012 and 2013. Up to 200 people visited the area on Wednesday.


Avalanche Warning on Skarðströnd

An avalanche fell from the mountain Heinabergsfjall last night on road 590 on Skarðströnd in West Iceland’s Dalir region. This is the third avalanche to fall on that part of the road in the last few days.

Camping at Lake Mývatn in February

Tourists Camp in -23°C at Mývatn

The foreign tourists who spent the night sleeping in a tent in -23°C (-9.5°F) at Lake Mývatn, Northeast Iceland, last night looked cheerful and lively as they were packing up their tens this morning, according to local Kolbrún Ívarsdóttir.

Westman Islands

Westman Islands Hit by Strong Wind

The wind at Stórhöfði in Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman islands) yesterday was among the strongest ever recorded in Iceland. The easterly wind reached 180 km/h (112mph) last night.