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Surtsey eruption

Surtsey Island Continues to Develop

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.

Þingvellir

Þingvellir Toilets to be Free Again

“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.

Kárahnjukavirkjun hydro power plant

Energy Boss Warns: Dam or Run Out of Electric

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.

Icelandic minke whale meat.

Icelandic Whale Watchers Protest Hunt

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.

a fire fighter at work

20 Wildfires in One Week

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.

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