“I honestly wasn’t sure if he was planning to kill himself,” remarked guide Teitur Þorkelsson.
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.
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.