The Clean Up Iceland campaign officially launched yesterday with the beaching of a plastic sea monster.
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A small, single engine plane landed at Egilsstaðir Airport yesterday evening after flying all the way from Canada in one hop.
Every year, 300 million tons of plastic are manufactured in the world—with only a small proportion of this ever making its way to recycling or re-use.
It is ironic, yet fitting, that yesterday’s planned signing ceremony for the Dýrafjörður road tunnel had to be canceled due to poor road conditions.
Damage has been caused to woodland this winter by visitors to Brúará river, since the waterfall Brúarfoss gained sudden and unprecedented internet fame.
An Australian tourist, who fell asleep on a coach from Keflavík airport last night, woke up in an empty, dark vehicle hours later.
Yesterday, Easter Monday, one of the busiest travel days of the year, saw travel disruption due to a wintry storm.
The City of Reykjavík has requested for the island of Akurey in Kollafjörður and the saltmarshes in Grafarvogur to be nationally protected. This is one of several recommendations in the newly-published strategy on biodiversity in the capital region in the coming decade.
María Pálsdóttir, actress and entrepreneur, plans to re-open a disused tuberculosis treatment center.
106 cruise ships are booked to visit the West Fjords town of Ísafjörður this summer—prompting speakers at a recent conference on the topic to call for a coordinated strategy and rules to be put in place. Putting rules in place won’t stop the ships from coming, one speaker promised.
The south and the north of the West Fjords region are separated by two steep mountain passes which are not snowplowed throughout the winter. French tourist Thomas Chretien made it over one but then found himself stuck. For five whole days.
Around 400 people have already applied and paid for permission to hunt reindeer this year in Iceland.
Nobody was injured when an articulated lorry completely burnt out on Oddskarði mountain road, between Norðurfjörður and Eskifjörður in the East Fjords, late last evening.
Reykjavík police have been questioning the captain of the research ship Seabed Constructor, which was summoned to land by the Icelandic Coastguard.
The environmental NGO Landvernd has sent the Icelandic parliament its reaction to the recent parliamentary proposal on the classification of new power plant developments in the third stage of the national Master Plan on the subject.
Two buses collided and a third one landed off the road in Möðrudalsöræfi, Northeast Iceland, this afternoon, according to ICE-SAR.
Landowners by Helgafell mountain, near the town of Stykkishólmur, West Iceland, have begun charging visitors a fee of ISK 400.
Three skiers escaped without serious injury after being hit by an avalanche in Botnsdalur valley by Súgandafjörður fjord in the West Fjords last night.
Isavia, the company that operates Keflavík International Airport, recently signed a contract with Secunet about installing automated border control gates at the airport.
Last year, more than half of foreign tourists who visited Iceland, or 960,000, rented a car and drove on average 230 km (143 mi) a day.
Icelandair and WOW Air have canceled all flights to destinations on the northeast coast of the US today.