A Belgian couple who have visited Iceland 15 times and drive a car with an Icelandic national sticker on the back, from the Norröna ferry, were stopped by armed police in Switzerland recently. The reason was the sticker, as the police thought the ‘IS’ might refer to Islamic State.
Nature & Travel
Lumpsucker, or lumpfish, yields off northeast Iceland have rarely been better than right now; though fishing elsewhere off the Icelandic coast is not quite so good.
Sigrún Magnúsdóttir, Iceland’s environment minister, believes the State might have the right of first refusal to buy Jökulsárlón. She will discuss the idea at today’s cabinet meeting.
A driver on his way to Álftanes peninsula, south of the capital, was lucky to see the northern lights dancing in the sky just after midnight, last night.
Yesterday’s feature in DP (Digital Photography) Review was a photo by Phil Garcia of an Arctic fox in Iceland.
The Vatnajökull National Park has issued a warning regarding the seasonal weakening of the walls of ice caves in Vatnajökull glacier.
So far during the filming of the action move Fast Eight in Iceland, two diggers have fallen into Lake Mývatn, North Iceland.
British travel agency Discover the World’s decision to scale back its offer of flights this summer between London and Egilsstaðir in East Iceland has been greeted with disappointment.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a storm warning for this evening in Southwest Iceland and the central highlands.
There is increasing discontent among those who run tourist services towards tourists who travel the country in campers.
This year, twenty-five airlines will offer scheduled flights to Keflavík International Airport from more than 80 cities on the both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
Warning signs and hindrances on Dyrhólaey, South Iceland, appear to be disregarded by many tourists.
Ski resorts all around Iceland are open today, Maundy Thursday, and most are expecting a busy day as today is the first public holiday of the five-day-long Easter weekend. However, the capital’s main ski areas are set to remain closed.
The Icelandic Tourist Board’s development fund will this spring provide a total of ISK 647 million (EUR 4.6 million/USD 5.1 million) to 66 projects.
The Reykjavík District Court has ordered the Ministry of the Interior, on behalf of the State, to close the northeast-southwest runway at Reykjavík Airport within 16 weeks, and to re-examine planning rules for the airport in accordance with the runway closure.
Geysir, Iceland’s most famous geyser (and the source of the word) appears to have woken up from a long rest.
Visitors parking vehicles at Þingvellir National Park will need to pay for the privilege starting from May 1.
Atlantsflug begins regular flights tomorrow between the Vestmannaeyjar islands and Bakki Airport in South Iceland.