A temporary bridge over Steinavötn river has been opened to pedestrian traffic following damage to the original bridge by flooding.
Nature & Travel
The Public Health Authority of East Iceland has commented on the poor sewage treatment of two hotels in Southeast Iceland belonging to the Fosshótel chain.
One hundred and twenty people were transported out of Southeast Iceland via helicopter yesterday by Search and Rescue teams following extensive flooding.
The Icelandic Tourist Board posted a picture of a bag of black sand, a pebble and a note on its Facebook page. The senders were American tourists who wanted to return their stolen goods.
Lagarfljót river, the river flowing through Egilsstaðir, the largest town in Eastern Iceland has begun to flood.
The Common Rock Crab has begun to grow rapidly in number around Icelandic shores. It was first seen in Hvalfjörður, West Iceland, in the year 2006. This summer, it has reached Eyjafjörður in North Iceland.
South-East and Eastern Iceland have faced torrential rain, with severe damage to the main road, as well as bridges. The country‘s main road has been severed at Hólmsá, and around forty sheep are believed to have drowned.
An iceberg is now visible off the coast of Nestangi, in the Icelandic Westfjords. It's been carefully monitored by the Litla-Ávík weather station and appears to be moving east.
An equal number of tourists in the Reykjavík capital area may be staying in homestays such as Airbnb as in hotels.
An eight-tonne, spherical stone marking the Arctic Circle was officially dedicated yesterday on Grimsey island, North Iceland.
Up to 57,000 ptarmigan may be hunted this season in Iceland according to a proposal from the Icelandic Institute of Natural History.
The increase in tourists in Höfn, South Iceland, during the “off-season” has led to the decision to keep the town’s campsite open this coming winter.
The hunting of Ravens in Iceland needs to be dramatically decreased in order to prevent them from nearly disappearing, according to the Icelandic Natural Science Institute.
A female seal has gotten itself into a tight situation close to the island Surtsey, with a blue rope wrapped around its neck, restricting its airway.
The walking trail behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall was reopened yesterday after being closed since Saturday due to a rockslide.
Natural pools, found all over the Westfjords in Iceland, contain a large number of germs that originate in human stool.
The walking trail behind Seljalandsfoss waterfall has been closed over the weekend due to falling rocks. It's not clear as of yet when exactly it will open again.
Fund manager Sigurður Kristján Sigurðsson became a Puffling-hero this week, saving a tiny Puffin Chick in the middle of Hverfisgata Street, central Reykjavík.
This year's winter will likely include plenty of Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), according to Sævar Helgi Bragason, an Icelandic astronomer.
A large iceberg was spotted approximately 93 km (57 miles) to the west of Látrabjarg, which is located in the north-west of Iceland.