A number of sheep were retrieved from Bjólfur mountain above the harbor town of Seyðisfjörður in East Iceland, but one stubborn animal refused to be rescued.
Nature & Travel
Winds in Keflavík were so strong early on Friday morning that a Boeing 757 jet sitting on the airport tarmac was spun around completely in the gusts.
Search and Rescue was called in the late hours of Thursday evening to help dig out nearly 200 vehicles that had gotten stuck on Hellisheiði mountain pass during a major winter storm.
Over 400 sheep have been gathered from up in the mountains in East Iceland this winter after being left behind during sheep gathering.
Preliminary autopsy results suggest that the 27-year-old French tourist who was found dead earlier this month died of hypothermia after a fall from Sandfell mountain in Southeast Iceland.
Proposals to reduce funding to the Westfjords Natural History Institute and Northeast Iceland Nature Research Centre have been reversed.
The Icelandic government has approved the formation of a cross-political committee to examine the establishment of a national park in the central highlands.
Two out of three companies carrying out oil exploration in Icelandic waters have relinquished their licenses.
The Ferry Baldur is expected to sail to the West Fjords tomorrow for the first time in over two months.
Over 60 percent of residents in Ísafjörður and the surrounding area of the West Fjords believe too many cruise ships dock in the town.
Residents of Neskaupsstaður, East Iceland have been told to boil their water due to elevated levels of bacteria.
Twelve thousand newly-hatched chicks were killed yesterday by a fire on a chicken farm in West Iceland.
Slightly elevated levels of bacteria from soil have been detected in the cold water in various Reykjavík neighbourhoods.
Icelanders have become increasingly aware of and concerned about environmental issues since the turn of the century.
The number of tourists visiting Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon has nearly doubled, thanks in part to a Justin Bieber music video filmed there in 2015.
Haukur Sigurðsson is creating an app to help visitors get to know Ísafjörður by ‘peeking into’ locals’ homes.
Passengers aboard nine airplanes that landed at Keflavík International Airport around 9 o’clock this morning are stuck in their seats due to weather.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued an orange warning for the capital area, as extreme weather has hit Iceland. Winds have reached up to 45 metres per second in some areas. Further extreme weather is expected in the next days.
Farmers around Iceland are showing increasing interest in breeding so-called ‘leader sheep,’ unique to the Icelandic breed.