People engaging in excessive PDA, and even public sex, in the Blue Lagoon has long been the subject of rumors.
Around 10,000 cars have been sold in Iceland so far this year, the same number as during the same period in 2007, prior to the 2008 crash.
The setting up of new and improved security checkpoints at Keflavík International Airport is taken longer than expected, resulting in long queues, according to a statement from Isavia, which services the airport.
“In some areas of Snæfellsnes, near places of interest that make popular rest-stops, the ground is just littered with feces and toilet paper. You have to carefully watch your step.”
Visits from Danish, Swedish and Norwegian tourists to Iceland in June have decreased significantly between years while there has been a large increase in visitors from China.
A foreign tourist received an ISK 150,000 (EUR 1,000, USD 1,100) fine for driving off-road east of Hrossaborg crater in the Mývatn area, Northeast Iceland, this week. Another traveler witnessed the particularly severe case of off-road driving and notified the police.
A defibrillator has been ordered for the lodge at Gullfoss after a tourist collapsed and died from heart failure on Saturday.
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, recently passed laws permitting so called peer-to-peer car rental services.
Too many of those who attempt to hike the Icelandic highlands are not prepared for the conditions they will face along the way, say representatives of the Icelandic Touring Association (ITA).
Three tourists became trapped where they had camped on a grassy field by the shore at Tungubakkar in Leirvogstunga in Mosfellsbær, a neighboring community of Reykjavík, on Sunday morning. When they woke up at high tide at 7 am, their tent was surrounded by water.
Employees of Vatnajökull National Park have finished marking a hiking trail leading from the road across Dyngjusandur plains and up the northern edge of Holuhraun lava field in the northeastern highlands. The trail opened on Thursday.
The Icelandic state could increase its revenue by up to ISK 1.3 billion (USD 9.8 million, EUR 8.8 million) per year from supporting international flights to Akureyri in North Iceland and Egilsstaðir in East Iceland, according to the conclusion of a task force presented this week.
Chair of the Left-Green Movement Katrín Jakobsdóttir said in parliament this week that she finds it regrettable that Minister of Industry Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir, who is responsible for tourism, had failed to sort out the mess regarding charges at tourist destinations.
Several highland routes have been opened today, including into Dreki and Kverkfjöll, as well as the north of Kjalvegur.
The municipality of Rangárþing eystra plans to set up a toll booth at the car park by the famous Seljalandsfoss waterfall, though the new local plan has been delayed. The plan calls for the car park to be expanded and moved further away from the waterfall so that the area can better cope with...
The respected travel guide, Lonely Planet has presented its top ten European destinations of the year, with capital of North Iceland, Akureyri, coming out in number one spot.
Cairns, or carefully arranged piles of stones, have been popping up all over the place and are a more serious problem than it might first appear.
Eyewitnesses spotted a man who had ignored closures and was jumping between rocks on the edge of Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Europe, yesterday. Conditions in Northeast Iceland, where Dettifoss is located, were stormy at the time.
Mountain passes and many other roads in the West Fjords, North Iceland and the East Fjords were subject to snowfall last night, causing snowy and slippery driving conditions. The Icelandic Met Office has forecasts sleet or rain in North and East Iceland today.
One of the two tourists injured in a traffic accident in West Iceland on Thursday, passed away Friday. He was a Chinese citizen. Another tourist, injured in a motorcycle accident last week, has also died.
The closures of the area around the new lava in Holuhraun in the northeastern highlands have been lifted. The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police’s Department of Civil Protection has downgraded the alert status from danger to uncertainty, which means that the area will no longer be...
The event ‘Into the Glacier,’ presented as “the world’s first party underneath a glacier,” will take place in the new ice tunnel in Langjökull in West Iceland, Iceland’s second-largest glacier, on June 20 as part of the Secret Solstice music festival.