An unusually high level of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in lake Mývatn in the past two summers is a clear sign of eutrophication in the lake, caused by human activity.
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The road leading to the US plane wreck on Sólheimasandur, South Iceland, has been closed by landowners.
Yesterday, an Icelandic heat record for the first 26 days of March was broken in the northernmost town of Iceland, Siglufjörður, when the temperature reached almost 18°C (65°F).
Global warming has a big impact in Höfn, Hornafjörður, Southeast Iceland, where land rises as the weight of glaciers decreases.
The severe weather, that affected the country last evening and overnight, caused damage in several communities.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Northwest Iceland tonight and a strong gale warning for the south and southwest late this afternoon.
Minister of Industries and Innovation Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir hopes that work on projects ensuring tourist safety will begin as soon as possible.
Police officers from Selfoss, South Iceland, came to the assistance of three American women early yesterday morning who had run into trouble in an area east of Þingvallavatn lake.
A mission statement was signed yesterday regarding the establishment of a national park in the central highland of Iceland.
Many frequent flyers have a lot of information collected about them, some of which turns out to be quite surprising.
There were two earthquakes on the northern side of the Bárðarbunga caldera just before 10 am yesterday morning.
A huge chunk of ice that fell from Seljalandsfoss waterfall, South Iceland, yesterday came close to hitting one of the tourists in the area in the head.
Following the drowning of a tourist at Reynisfjara beach near Vík í Mýrdal, South Iceland, earlier this month, authorities erected a second warning sign yesterday.
It may only be February, but signs of the country’s tourism boom were clearly visible along the Golden Circle today.
Today is the last day police will stand watch on Reynisfjara beach, South Iceland, following the death of a Chineses tourist, who was swept out to sea by a wave on February 10.
Rescue teams in Northeast Iceland were called out shortly after noon yesterday to help foreign tourists whose cars were stuck in Langidalur.
Rescue workers from Hornafjörður have been called out to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon to help tourists in trouble.
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It’s proving hard to get the message to tourists to show caution at the most popular tourist destinations.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning for today, with southeasterly winds of 15-23 meters per second.