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Reservoir near Búðarhálsvirkjun.

Maps with Sunken Road Still for Sale

A stretch of road, sunk underwater in the creation of a reservoir for the Búðarháls hydroelectric plant in southern Iceland, still appears on road maps sold around Iceland today.

Stone sheepfolds

Mystery Surrounds Centuries-Old Sheepfolds

Centuries-old circular stone sheepfolds can be found across Iceland. Some think they are reminiscent of Celtic architecture and there has been speculation about whether they were used for purposes other than sheltering sheep.

Swans.

Whooper Swan Attacks Sheep

Sigríður Línberg Runólfsdóttir and her husband, Halldór Margeir Sverrisson, captured an unexpected scene yesterday when they were flying their drone over Álftafjörður fjord in the Westfjords: a whooper swan attacking a sheep.

Viðidalur, Ring Road 1.

Winter Weather in North Iceland

The Icelandic Met Office and the Icelandic Road Administration have issued weather warnings for North Iceland, from Skagafjörður in the west to Reyðarfjörður in the east.

Laugarvatnshellir Cave House

Cave House Rebuilt

An old house inside Laugarvatnshellir cave in Southwest Iceland has been reconstructed and will be open to tourists this summer.

Andakílsá

Salmon River Suffers Damage

A preliminary study by the Icelandic Marine Research Institute has shown significant young fish mortality in Andakílsá river in Borgarfjörður, West Iceland.

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