This welcome stability is thought to be due to several factors, not least of which is increased confidence in the Icelandic economy.
Pranksters on the east side of Reykjavík placed a cannabis leaf-shaped stencil atop a green traffic light.
Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and her husband Gunnar Sigvaldason will be the guests of honor at two Icelandic heritage celebrations held in Gimli, Manitoba (Canada) and Mountain, North Dakota (US) this weekend.
The flood waters are expected to reach the edge of Vatnajökull late on Friday, August 3, with the peak of the flood possible during the early hours of Sunday, August 5.
In total, 1,300 people have been suspected of this infraction; 1,135 individuals have actually been stopped by police.
Þjóðhátíð is the largest festival taking place over Merchant’s Weekend, with an estimated 15,000 people present at the height of festivities.
Pods of bottlenose whales have remained around the Akureyri waterfront over the last few days. They’ve also been spotted further east around villages such as Þórshöfn and Borgarfjörður Eystri.
Overnight accommodations booked by foreigners were down this June as compared with June of 2017. At the same time that foreign bookings have been down, however, overnight stays booked by Icelanders have been on the increase.