Sensitive areas in Iceland are damaged after heavy tourist traffic in the winter.
Landowners by Helgafell mountain, near the town of Stykkishólmur, West Iceland, have begun charging visitors a fee of ISK 400.
The largest vehicle for glacier travel ever built in Iceland, and possibly the largest glacier truck in the world, should be ready this spring.
Travel service companies in Skútustaðahreppur district by Mývatn lake and the district itself have obtained an extension until June to provide plans for sewer improvements.
Preliminary figures show that gross domestic product in Iceland grew by 7.2 percent in real terms last year.
Last year’s turnover at WOW Air amounted to ISK 36.7 billion, representing a 111 percent increase from the previous year.
According to the CEO of Landvernd, the Icelandic Environment Association, hotel owners who profit from their proximity to Mývatn lake, North Iceland, are allowed to profit at the cost of the lake without the intervention of institutions whose role it is to protect the lake’s surroundings.
There have been instances of people fainting while waiting their turn to snorkel or scuba-dive in Silfra fissure, according to Einar Ásgeir Sæmundsson, communications official at Þingvellir National Park.
A US tourist is dead after snorkeling yesterday in Silfra fissure, Þingvellir National Park, Southwest Iceland.
The number of hotel rooms in Reykjavík is expected to increase by 50 percent in the next two to four years.
The Reykjavík Tourist Information Center was opened in the City Hall today. The Information Center has been operated nearby, at Aðalstræti 2 since 2002.
A thermal beach and geo spa is set to open by Urriðavatn lake near Egilsstaðir in East Iceland in 2019. Warm water from geothermal boreholes in the vicinity will be used to create bathing facilities by the lake. The project will be launched with the signing of a collaboration agreement today....
The Icelandic state announced on Monday its intention to acquire the private land Fell in Suðursveit, to which part of the famous glacial lagoon Jökulsárlón in Southeast Iceland belongs. However, the acquisition may be up in the air because it appears that the deadline for the state to use its...
A foreign tourist, a woman in her late forties, fell into the ocean by Kirkjufjara beach by Dyrhólaey promontory in South Iceland shortly before 1 pm today. The woman was found near the location where the accident occurred, at around 2 pm and was taken by helicopter to Landspítali hospital in...
David and Gail Wilson, the Australian couple who were lost for seven hours on Langjökull glacier in a blizzard on Thursday, harshly criticized the company which organized the snowmobile tour, Mountaineers of Iceland, for having gone ahead with the tour in such weather.
At this time of year, most Icelanders are busy enjoying the holidays with their friends and families, inviting each other to dinner and snuggling up with a blanket on the couch, watching a Christmas classic. Meanwhile, tourists wander the empty streets looking for things to do.
The Icelandic Environment Association, Landvernd, has demanded that work on a new Fosshotel, just north of lake Mývatn, be halted.
In recent years, more and more stores in Iceland have begun to aggressively advertise their goods on Black Friday.
The Environment Agency of Iceland (Umhverfisstofnun) opposes plans by Icelandair Hotels to add on to Hótel Reykjahlíð by Mývatn lake.