After near-daily rain all summer, residents in South and West Iceland are finally enjoying some sun.
Nature & Travel
With tourism at an all-time high in Iceland—more than two million visitors came last year—here are ten interesting facts about tourism in the country.
Temperatures may reach as high as 20°C [68° F] in East Iceland today, although later in the week Hurricane Chris may have an effect on weather patterns here.
Homestays in Reykjavík and the capital area decreased by 3.2% during the first five months of the year, while homestays everywhere else in the country increased dramatically.
Jada Yuan, The New York Times’ 52 Places Traveler, has released a new 360° virtual reality video of her recent visit to Iceland.
The on-site toilet facility at Askja in Vatnajökull National Park has remained locked and unfinished since August of last year.
Little White and Little Grey are preparing for their trip from Shanghai to Vestmannaeyjar, to the first beluga whale sanctuary in the world.
This monitoring system is actually the sixth of its kind, but is unique because it is the only one meant to provide information for people on land, rather than sailors at sea.
The Nootka lupine was introduced to Iceland to combat soil erosion and assist in revegetation efforts, but these purple blossoms often interfere with the growth and proliferation of native species.
There appear to be more gyrfalcon chicks and eggs in Iceland this spring than at any time since the early 1980s.
Staff of the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources embarked on a two-year initiative to offset carbon emissions on Friday with the planting of 1,000 new birch trees.
A nest belonging to a brent goose was found last week around Bessastaðanes peninsula, where the presidential residence is located.
According to the Icelandic Institute of Natural History, pollen levels are considerably above the average for this time of year, causing considerable irritation for those with pollen allergies.