Yesterday, Easter Monday, one of the busiest travel days of the year, saw travel disruption due to a wintry storm.
Nature & Travel
The City of Reykjavík has requested for the island of Akurey in Kollafjörður and the saltmarshes in Grafarvogur to be nationally protected. This is one of several recommendations in the newly-published strategy on biodiversity in the capital region in the coming decade.
María Pálsdóttir, actress and entrepreneur, plans to re-open a disused tuberculosis treatment center.
106 cruise ships are booked to visit the West Fjords town of Ísafjörður this summer—prompting speakers at a recent conference on the topic to call for a coordinated strategy and rules to be put in place. Putting rules in place won’t stop the ships from coming, one speaker promised.
The south and the north of the West Fjords region are separated by two steep mountain passes which are not snowplowed throughout the winter. French tourist Thomas Chretien made it over one but then found himself stuck. For five whole days.
Around 400 people have already applied and paid for permission to hunt reindeer this year in Iceland.
Nobody was injured when an articulated lorry completely burnt out on Oddskarði mountain road, between Norðurfjörður and Eskifjörður in the East Fjords, late last evening.
Reykjavík police have been questioning the captain of the research ship Seabed Constructor, which was summoned to land by the Icelandic Coastguard.
The environmental NGO Landvernd has sent the Icelandic parliament its reaction to the recent parliamentary proposal on the classification of new power plant developments in the third stage of the national Master Plan on the subject.
Two buses collided and a third one landed off the road in Möðrudalsöræfi, Northeast Iceland, this afternoon, according to ICE-SAR.
Landowners by Helgafell mountain, near the town of Stykkishólmur, West Iceland, have begun charging visitors a fee of ISK 400.
Three skiers escaped without serious injury after being hit by an avalanche in Botnsdalur valley by Súgandafjörður fjord in the West Fjords last night.
Isavia, the company that operates Keflavík International Airport, recently signed a contract with Secunet about installing automated border control gates at the airport.
Last year, more than half of foreign tourists who visited Iceland, or 960,000, rented a car and drove on average 230 km (143 mi) a day.
Icelandair and WOW Air have canceled all flights to destinations on the northeast coast of the US today.
Travel service companies in Skútustaðahreppur district by Mývatn lake and the district itself have obtained an extension until June to provide plans for sewer improvements.
A series of photos, taken by Guðmundur Ögmundsson, Skaftafell National Park manager in the past five years, shows in a striking way how Skaftafellsjökull glacier, an outlet glacier from Vatnajökull glacier, has receded.
Þingvellir National Park Manager Ólafur Örn Haraldsson has asked the Icelandic Transport Authority to impose stricter rules and monitoring regarding scuba-diving and snorkeling in Silfra fissure.
Tonight at 8:30 pm, street lights will be turned off for 45 minutes at the University of Iceland campus, as well as in the west part of Reykjavík and downtown, to allow residents and visitors a great view of the stars.
Chances are high that a severe strain of bird flu, detected in birds throughout Europe, will be carried to Iceland with migratory birds.