Because Katla is under a glacier, an eruption will be accompanied with a major flood that could do considerable damage to houses, roads and bridges in the area. People who remembered the 1918 eruption shook with fear many year later when they recalled the outburst.
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The water level of glacial river Múlakvísl has risen in line with increased seismic activity in volcano Katla, which lies under Mýrdalsjökull icecap in South Iceland. Scientists are monitoring developments in the volcano closely.
According to a new MMR poll, conducted July 15-22, 49.6 percent of Icelanders plan to travel abroad during their summer vacation.
The physician in Vík í Mýrdal, South Iceland, and his wife returned home from a short vacation Tuesday night to discover someone had set up a tent in front of their living room window.
The shooting of a polar bear in Northwest Iceland on Saturday demonstrated a lack of understanding of animal protection issues and a lack of respect for animal lives.
The Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter is in Ísafjörður, the West Fjords, getting ready for a flight intended to look for polar bears.
Counting sheep is advised when you’re having trouble sleeping, but counting seals should keep you awake.
In an effort to save the lives of Arctic tern chicks, a road on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland, has been painted in bright colors.
‘Juvenile’ lake balls, or marimo, the free-floating spherical growth form Aegagropila linnaei, have been found in lake Mývatn again, much to the delight of researchers.
The trip of a young, American couple to Þórsmörk, the popular hiking area north of Eyjafjallajökull glacier, ended in an entirely different kind of Þórsmörk in Borgarfjörður, West Iceland, thanks to their GPS.
Rescue workers from Vík í Mýrdal, South Iceland, were called out this afternoon to assist a foreign woman who was trapped in a landslide by Reynisfjara beach.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning for the northwestern part of the country tonight and through noon tomorrow.
An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 registered 6 km east-south-east of Bárðarbunga volcano at 5:37 pm yesterday.
Five tons of trash were collected in Furufjörður fjord in Hornstrandir, the West Fjords, during a cleaning effort last weekend.
Two German photographers captured pictures of a dust devil by Hjörleifshöfði, South Iceland, yesterday afternoon.
There are widespread shortages of accommodation space for visitors around Iceland during the high season, meaning tour companies are unable to take interested visitors because there is often nowhere for them to stay.
Starting at the end of October, the UK’s flag carrier, British Airways, will start daily flights to and from Keflavík International Airport in Iceland—increasing its existing thrice-weekly service which it has been running since last autumn.
A coach driver died yesterday evening after suffering a heart attack at the wheel, as he was driving near Seljalandsfoss waterfall in South Iceland.