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Geysir geothermal area.

No Conclusion on Charges at Tourist Destinations

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.

Seljalandsfoss

Toll Booths at Seljalandsfoss?

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...

Snowfall on Roads across North Iceland

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.

Ice tunnel in Langjökull.

Party in Glacier at Secret Solstice Festival

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.

Askja

Travelers Lost in Icelandic Highlands

Search and rescue teams in North Iceland have been called out to search for two men who are lost west of Askja volcano in the northeastern highlands. They started hiking from Strengjabrekka last weekend and were planning to walk to Svartárvatn lake.

Icelandair plane

Interruptions in Flights Due to Impending Strike

The majority of members of trade union VR, to which air workers belong, voted today in favor of striking. The strike may interrupt flight schedules; unless an agreement in the wage dispute can be reached in time, air workers are set to strike on May 31 and June 1, and then indefinitely from June...

Looking at Kaldaklofsjökull glacier

More Search and Rescue Workers in Highlands this Summer

The Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue, ICE-SAR, will increase the number of volunteers in the highlands this summer due to the expected increase in tourists visiting the area north of Vatnajökull where Holuhraun lava field is located.

Brúarfoss waterfall

Water Costs More than Petrol

Petrol for cars is expensive and Icelandic tap water is free and plentiful—or so goes the conventional logic. But that’s not always true.

Danger at Dyrhólaey, Tourists Ignore Closures

The Environment Agency of Iceland has closed parts of Dyrhólaey promontory in South Iceland after a big rockslide fell 120 meters (400 feet) down from the promontory’s highest point and into the ocean on Monday. Visitors are asked to respect the closures.

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