Sensitive areas in Iceland are damaged after heavy tourist traffic in the winter.
Landowners by Helgafell mountain, near the town of Stykkishólmur, West Iceland, have begun charging visitors a fee of ISK 400.
Isavia, the company that operates Keflavík International Airport, recently signed a contract with Secunet about installing automated border control gates at the airport.
Last year, more than half of foreign tourists who visited Iceland, or 960,000, rented a car and drove on average 230 km (143 mi) a day.
From now on, the number of people allowed to dive in Silfra fissure will only be a fraction of what it used to be, following a fatal accident there on Friday.
The Icelandic Investigative Committee of Transportation Accidents (RNSA) is worried about limited seat belt use among foreign tourists and believes there is need for increased education in that area.
Þingvellir National Park Manager Ólafur Örn Haraldsson has asked the Icelandic Transport Authority to impose stricter rules and monitoring regarding scuba-diving and snorkeling in Silfra fissure.
Last year’s turnover at WOW Air amounted to ISK 36.7 billion, representing a 111 percent increase from the previous year.
There have been instances of people fainting while waiting their turn to snorkel or scuba-dive in Silfra fissure, according to Einar Ásgeir Sæmundsson, communications official at Þingvellir National Park.
A US tourist is dead after snorkeling yesterday in Silfra fissure, Þingvellir National Park, Southwest Iceland.
Police were called out to Keflavík International Airport this morning to search for a drunk passenger.
The number of hotel rooms in Reykjavík is expected to increase by 50 percent in the next two to four years.
Representatives of the majority and the Progressive Party in the environment and planning board of the City of Reykjavík would like to look into the possibility of assessing a fee for the use of studded car tires.
The Environment Agency of Iceland has decided to close Kirkjufjara beach, South Iceland, to all travelers, following yesterday’s accident, when a German woman lost her life after being caught by a wave.
The number of foreign tourists seriously injured in automobile accidents in Iceland increased by 80 percent during the first ten months of last year compared to the same period the previous year.
The hunter who was found alive in East Iceland yesterday after an extensive search since Friday wants others to learn from his mistake.
The Icelandic Cost Guard received an emergency distress signal at noon today from a personal locator beacon in the highlands.
Imagine standing by Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, Southeast Iceland, admiring the view, when, suddenly, you see a car floating in front of you.