Every year, video game designer Jóhannes G. Þorsteinsson opens his home in Northeast Iceland to designers from around the world for an “isolation jam,” where they design new games and try them out with one another.
The rabbit population was centered in Kjarnaskógur forest to the south of Akureyri and has grown considerably in recent years.
Pods of bottlenose whales have remained around the Akureyri waterfront over the last few days. They’ve also been spotted further east around villages such as Þórshöfn and Borgarfjörður Eystri.
A shortage of doctors in North Iceland has lead to wait times of up to six weeks to see a GP in Akureyri and three weeks in Húsavík.
According to the Icelandic Institute of Natural History, pollen levels are considerably above the average for this time of year, causing considerable irritation for those with pollen allergies.
Arctic skua are migratory; these birds flew 14,000 kilometers [8,699 miles] from their wintering grounds in the southern hemisphere to their nesting site in Iceland.
Though the tunnel is still several months from completion, Apple’s GPS services had already updated it as a viable route between Akureyri and Húsavík.
Apple’s GPS service Apple Maps is leading tourists on a dangerous route through an unfinished tunnel in North Iceland.
Damage to the turf wall, which stands around a heritage museum in North Iceland, wasn't discovered until later, as the driver left the scene without reporting the accident.
The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) has shut down Dalsmynni dog breeding farm in North Iceland.
The Public Health Authority of Northeast Iceland has approved a joint plan between Skútustaðahreppur municipality and 13 local companies to reform sewage treatment in the region.
The Vaðlaheiði tunnel in North Iceland will end up costing around double the original estimate, according to the company responsible for its construction.
Geophysicists say seismic activity by Grimsey island in North Iceland could be activating earthquakes in a wider area.
Scrapie, a fatal disease affecting sheep, has broken out on Urðir farm in Svarfaðardalur, North Iceland.