Rescuers were able to keep one of the whales alive for an astonishing six hours before the tide rose and it was able to swim away again.
Nature & Travel
A pod of pilot whales seems to have finally abandoned Kolgrafafjörður fjord after two attempts to herd the animals out.
Up to 200 cruise ship passengers disembarked at Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in the Westfjords in a single day this week.
Route 1, west of Kirkubæjarklaustur, has been closed due to flooding from the glacial outburst flood in Skaftá river.
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.
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.
A stretch of the main route through Þingvellir National Park will be closed from July 31 until October.
Reykjavík has only had 343.7 hours of sunshine this summer, making it the grayest summer on record for the city.
The road to the popular travel destination Látrabjarg cliff is riddled with deep holes after the winter.
Icelandic beekeepers are concerned that pesticide and/or chemical usage is compromising the welfare of bees in the country.