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.
Two young women broke their back during a boat ride organized by a sightseeing tour agency in Vestmannaeyjar islands two weeks ago.
There are widespread shortages of accommodation space for visitors around Iceland during the high season, meaning tour companies are unable to take interested visitors because there is often nowhere for them to stay.
It could prove necessary to close hotels around Mývatn if no progress is made soon with regard to sewage treatment, according to the chairman of the regional health and safety committee. He is calling upon the national government to invest in infrastructure to protect Lake Mývatn and Laxá river...
An Icelandic travel service company called Kúkú Campers is under attack for its aggressive marketing methods.
There is high demand for credit in the banking system in Iceland and levels of investment have increased, according to director of Íslandsbanki, Birna Einarsdóttir. She says that society finds itself in a very different place today than in 2007, before the banking crash.
Keflavík Airport was closed for passenger flight overnight due to an overtime ban of air traffic controllers.
Tourists appear to be paying new warning signs on Reynisfjara beach little heed, and continue to put themselves at risk from deadly waves.
ICE-SAR, the Icelandic search & rescue association, has identified many locations near to lakes, rivers and the sea which pose elevated drowning risk to locals and visitors.
Contractors this week demolished Exeter House, on Tryggvagata in Reykjavík, against planning rules. All work on the site has been stopped and the City of Reykjavík is likely to report the demolition to the police for criminal investigation. The chairman of the planning committee describes the...
The Vatnajökull National Park has issued a warning regarding the seasonal weakening of the walls of ice caves in Vatnajökull glacier.
The Icelandic Tourist Board’s development fund will this spring provide a total of ISK 647 million (EUR 4.6 million/USD 5.1 million) to 66 projects.
Visitors parking vehicles at Þingvellir National Park will need to pay for the privilege starting from May 1.
Atlantsflug begins regular flights tomorrow between the Vestmannaeyjar islands and Bakki Airport in South Iceland.
An unusually high level of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in lake Mývatn in the past two summers is a clear sign of eutrophication in the lake, caused by human activity.