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.
Three individuals, two of whom are seriously injured, were taken by Coast Guard helicopter to national university hospital Landspítali in Reykjavík this morning after their SUV overturned by Hellissandur on Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland.
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.
Very high prices at tourist destinations around Iceland are having a negative impact on the industry, experts warn.
Among the hundreds or thousands of Iceland-related videos uploaded to the internet by tourists every year, it is hard to know which are worth your precious time.
Due to the widespread practice of allowing farm animals to roam free - during the summer months, traffic accidents involving them, and sheep in particular, are relatively common in rural Iceland. Fear of legal action, however, often deters drivers from reporting such incidents.
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...
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.
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.