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.
Tourists on their way to Iceland are able to order marijuana ahead of time, to be delivered at Keflavík Airport upon landing.
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.