The Environment Agency of Iceland (Umhverfisstofnun) opposes plans by Icelandair Hotels to add on to Hótel Reykjahlíð by Mývatn lake.
The Viking ship Vésteinn sank in Reykjavík harbor last night, but crews were able to get it back afloat shortly before midnight.
Skútustaðahreppur district has halted work on a new Fosshotel at Grímsstaðir, just north of lake Mývatn.
A Spanish tourist, who was made pay EUR 800 (USD 900, ISK 100,000) by landowners for driving up to the Douglas DC-35 Super Dakota plane wreck on Sólheimasandur in South Iceland, is taking his case to the Spanish Consulate after the police dismissed his complaint.
The North Aurora Exclusive Baths, in Laugar in the rural Reykjadalur valley in Northeast Iceland, will open September 1. The local swimming pool and two hot tubs will be open from 10 pm to 1 am, where visitors can float while watching the starry skies and/or northern lights.
Managing director of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association Helga Árnadóttir said the landowners of Sólheimasandur—where the Douglas DC-35 Super Dakota plane wreck of Justin Bieber and Shah Rukh Khan fame is located—should have called the police instead of fining the tourist who drove there...
The United States Navy Douglas Super DC-3 airplane which made an emergency landing on Sólheimasandur, a black sand beach in South of Iceland, in 1973 has become famous after being featured in music videos and films.
Russians are the group of tourists happiest with their stay in Iceland, according to the Tourist Pulse.
The large stream of tourists to the lake Mývatn area has created a stream of alcoholic beverages in the region.
Microbrewery Bruggsmiðjan in Árskógssandur, a village in North Iceland, is planning to open a beer spa in the region, with a view of Hrísey island, in February next year. Guests will be invited to bathe in a mixture of beer, water, hops and yeast.
There has been a large increase in the number of complaints sent to the European Consumer Centre (ECC) in Iceland since the beginning of last year.
In July, 69,000 visitors to Iceland sought the services of the Reykjavík Tourist Information in Aðalstræti in the city center—more people than have ever visited the information center in one month since it was established in 1987.
A helicopter pilot who landed in the Holuhraun eruption site, a restricted area, three times in September and October 2014, has been fined ISK 200,000 (USD 1,694, EUR 1,513). If the fine will not be paid within four weeks, the pilot must serve a 14-day prison sentence.
The physician in Vík í Mýrdal, South Iceland, and his wife returned home from a short vacation Tuesday night to discover someone had set up a tent in front of their living room window.
A new sign showing a squatting figure and a dark piece of something dropping from its behind is selling well these days in Iceland.
A resident of Egilsstaðir, East Iceland had an interesting view from his office window this morning.
More tourists from the US than any other nation visited Iceland in May. US tourists are popular among Icelanders, particularly Icelandic sales people.
Funding has not yet been guaranteed for installing temporary restroom facilities at various stops along the Ring Road in Iceland, RÚV reports.