Róbert Ragnarsson, the mayor of Grindavíkurbær, Southwest Iceland, this week issued a formal apology for having put municipal property on the Airbnb tourist accommodation website for personal financial gain.
Reykjanes Geopark in Southwest Iceland was accepted into the European Geoparks Network (EGN) in Rokua Geopark in Finland on September 5. EGN is supported by UNESCO and is the formal association of areas in Europe that have important geological significance.
Four men were in grave danger on Reynisfjara beach, South Iceland, yesterday, when they were swept away by a huge wave.
The skeleton of a blue whale, which was found beached at Skagi in Northwest Iceland in 2010, will be put on display at the Húsavík Whale Museum. Representatives of the Icelandic Museum of Natural History (NMSÍ) have expressed their disapproval with the decision.
This summer, airport administrators report more people sleeping in the check-in hall of Leifstöð terminal, Keflavík International Airport—despite this practice being prohibited. Some have even taken to sleeping in the arrivals hall, before embarking on their travels in Iceland.
The District Court of West Iceland yesterday sentenced a thieving father and son duo to three months of probation for a recent series of thefts and break-ins.
Last Friday the Sports and Leisure Department of the Reykjavík City Council approved a resolution to introduce a facility fee at Nauthólsvík geothermal beach, year-round.
Tourists on a whale watching trip in Iceland got more than they bargained for and were reportedly horrified when they witnessed whaling vessel Hvalur 8 pull dead fin whales to shore instead of the living whales they had paid to see.
Jökulsárlón, Iceland’s famous iceberg lagoon, has been named one of the world’s top must-see sights of all time int.Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist.
Icelandair has announced plans to offer direct flights to Aberdeen, Scotland, beginning March next year.
A narrow majority of Icelanders believe foreign tourists have had a negative impact on the country’s nature, with 51.8 percent of respondents in the latest MMR poll on the subject of tourism believing that.
Three tourists were picked up by a large wave at Kirkjufjara by Dyrhólaey, South Iceland yesterday afternoon.
“We are extremely pleased with the interest these parties are showing in Hveragerði and have been waiting for someone to see the possibilities for more development in the area,” says Aldís Hafsteinsdóttir, the mayor of Hveragerði in South Iceland.
Iceland is currently in the grips of a tourism boom, an issue which Iceland Review regularly reports on. On Saturday, a total of 133 passenger jets landed at Keflavík International Airport, or roughly one per 11 minutes.
Two local women in Húsavík today stopped and challenged a woman and her two children, who she was allowing to defecate on the sidewalk. The incident took place on a busy harbor-side road where Húsavík residents and visitors assemble in good weather.
“It is far from true that the water we put in bottles is tap water. Tap water has been through old pipes under the city. Our water comes straight from the spring and from there straight into bottles. Outside air first comes into contact with the water when the bottle is opened. The product we...
ICE-SAR search & rescue personnel from Mývatn, Húsavík and Kópasker responded yesterday to a call from Dettifoss waterfall, where a woman had fallen and injured her feet and legs. It took around an hour to secure the injured woman and carry her over a hundred meters to the waiting ambulance...
In recent weeks several reports of tourists staying overnight in a variety of parking lots and other public spaces around the country, have received significant attention.
A new study by Tourism Competitive Intelligence, or TCI Research, in Belgium, has found that about 40 million people each year choose their holiday destination based on films and television shows.
Park rangers at Þingvellir are these days kept busy cleaning up change from the bottoms of Flosagjá, Drekkingarhylur and Öxará—thrown in by travelers who appear to think them some sort of wishing wells.
A foreign cyclist decided it would be best, after relieving himself in a rural West Iceland lava field, to burn the toilet paper instead of risking it being carried away with the wind.
A roughly-five-meter long fire pit which was recently discovered by an archaeological dig at Lækjargata in Reykjavík will be allowed to remain in situ, it has now been decided.
“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.