A Swiss woman was arrested in Höfn, southeast Iceland, on Saturday evening for smuggling her cat into Iceland. The cat was found and destroyed by authorities.
The south and the north of the West Fjords region are separated by two steep mountain passes which are not snowplowed throughout the winter. French tourist Thomas Chretien made it over one but then found himself stuck. For five whole days.
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’s turnover at WOW Air amounted to ISK 36.7 billion, representing a 111 percent increase from the previous year.
ICE-SAR has issued a travel warning for today, due to the weather forecast, which calls for heavy snow and blizzard conditions on mountain roads in East Iceland shortly after noon and later during the day in Northeast Iceland.
The speed limit going over Skeiðarárbrú bridge in South Iceland will be reduced from 90 to 50 km/hr (56 to 31 mi/hr) in coming days.
According to a new MMR poll, conducted July 15-22, 49.6 percent of Icelanders plan to travel abroad during their summer vacation.
The trip of a young, American couple to Þórsmörk, the popular hiking area north of Eyjafjallajökull glacier, ended in an entirely different kind of Þórsmörk in Borgarfjörður, West Iceland, thanks to their GPS.
There are widespread shortages of accommodation space for visitors around Iceland during the high season, meaning tour companies are unable to take interested visitors because there is often nowhere for them to stay.
Five people were injured yesterday when a minibus carrying 11 passengers went off the road into a ditch on Mýrdalssandur in South Iceland. ICE-SAR rescuers confirmed, however, that the people were not seriously injured.
The increasing numbers of tourists, asylum seekers and refugees calls for action from the Icelandic authorities and police, according to a new report from the national commissioner of police, commissioned by the Ministry for the Interior about Iceland’s membership of the Schengen agreement.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a storm warning for this evening in Southwest Iceland and the central highlands.
One of Air Iceland’s recently purchased Bombardier Q-400 aircraft had to be turned around on its way from Reykjavík to Egilsstaðir, the East Fjords, yesterday, when its hydraulic system malfunctioned.
The East Iceland district of Djúpavogshreppur, population less than 500, is the only municipality in Iceland with a Cittaslow (Slow Town) status.
Visitors parking vehicles at Þingvellir National Park will need to pay for the privilege starting from May 1.
If you ran out of gas in Vopnafjörður, Northeast Iceland, on Wednesday, you’re most likely still trapped.
The Icelandic Tourist Board has published new statistics showing that the number of foreign tourists in Iceland has never been higher in January than it was this year.
The tourist who last week became famous for driving all the way to Siglufjörður, North Iceland, looking for Laugavegur, was fooled again Friday by his GPS.
If you’re wondering where to go skiing these days, Akureyri, North Iceland, is definitely the place.