Today, Icelanders celebrate the Day of Icelandic Nature for the fifth time.
Several campers at Þingvellir national park have been reported to the police for ripping up large amounts of moss in order to insulate their tents better.
Geothermal heat levels have increased under the western part of Surtsey island since the last time measures were taken, according to results from the latest scientific expedition to the island last week.
“We think it impedes tourists too much,” says Þingvellir committee leader Sigrún Magnúsdóttir about the decision to stop charging people to use the toilets at the Hakið area of Þingvellir National Park.
Iceland needs to orient its framework agenda on energy production in a way that not only considers the impacts of damming more of the highlands, but also the impacts of running out of electricity. So says head of marketing and business development at power company Landsvirkjun.
IceWhale, the whale watchers’ association of Iceland, strongly criticizes the fact that minke whale hunting has now begun again in Faxaflói bay, one of the most important whale watching areas in the country.
There have been an unusually high number of callouts due to wildfires in the Reykjavík capital region over the last week—over 20, in fact.