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90-Day Airbnb Limit Effective

Magnús Árni Skúlason, economist at Reykjavík Economics, states the new regulation aimed to limit Airbnb rentals has had an effect on the real estate market.

Necessary to Review Access to Hornstrandir

The Icelandic minister for the environment and natural resources considers it urgent to review access controls for tourists to the remote Hornstrandir nature reserve in the West fjords, now that cruise ships have begun docking there.

Weather

Heat Wave in Iceland

Iceland is experiencing a summer heat wave this week, with temperatures rising over 25°C (77°F) for the first time since 2013.

Norðurflug helicopter service.

Denounces Gutters in Landmannalaugar

Páll Guðmundsson, manager of the Icelandic Touring Association, is unsatisfied with gutters that have been set up by the creek Laugalækur in the Landmannalaugar area in Iceland’s southern highlands.

Nauthólsvík

‘Summer Lasts Well into September’

Although some years it feels as though the number of summer days in Iceland can be counted on one hand, meteorologist Trausti Jónsson has claimed that summer in Iceland actually lasts well into September.

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.

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