Nature & Travel

Mammút at the Stopp - Let’s Protect the Park benefit concert

Warming Up After Seriously Cool Easter

With the five-day-long Easter weekend now behind us, all reports are that the annual Aldrei fór ég suður music festival in Ísafjörður went swimmingly – despite the bad weather. And hope is at hand there too, with warm weather on its way.

Surfing off Seltjarnarnes

Surfing in Iceland Featured in Ad

The latest TV advertisement for Jagermeister, a brand of German herbal liqueur, features a group of professional surfers in Iceland in winter. The air temperature dropped to around 2ºC (35.6ºF) during the shoot.


Court Bans Geysir Entrance Fee

The Icelandic State has obtained an injunction against landowners in the Geysir area, prohibiting them from charging an entrance fee to Geysir, according to a decision by the South Iceland District Court earlier this morning.

Snowstorm Hellisheidi

Icy Roads in Parts of Iceland

Hellisheiði mountain pass on the way from Reykjavík to South Iceland is icy due to snowfall last night. Other mountain roads in the southwest as well as roads in the southeast of the country are also icy.

northern lights

Timelapse Video of Solar Maximum

Evosia Studios’ Henry Jun Wah Lee produced this timelapse video titled Eye of the Storm after a two-week trip to Iceland during the solar maximum—a once-every-eleven-year period of great solar activity resulting in incredible northern lights.

Little ringed plover

New Bird Species Spotted in Iceland

A little ringed plover was spotted in Iceland for the first time yesterday. The bird was spotted and photographed by Bjarni Sæmundsson in Garður, Southwest Iceland.

Car accident

Rabbit Causes Car Accident

Five young adults were in a car on Votmúlavegur, road 34, when a rabbit jumped over the road. The young driver lost control of his car and rolled over.

Geysir - Strokkur

MP Visits Geysir without Paying Fee

Ögmundur Jónasson, MP for the Left-Greens and former Interior Minister, visited Geysir yesterday without paying the new ISK 600 (USD 5, EUR 4) entrance fee. Ögmundur had called on others to join him in visiting Geysir to protest the fee.

Northern lights at Þingvellir National Park

Northern Lights Research Center to be Enlarged

The Chinese government will pay ISK 300 million to extend the northern lights research station in Reykjadalur, Northeast Iceland, which the government-run Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) helped set up.


Vilborg Leaves for Everest

Icelandic adventurer Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir left yesterday for Nepal, where she plans to set off on her journey up Everest.


Earth Hour 2014 Celebrated in Iceland

Reykjavík City is taking part in the global Earth Hour today. Lights in the capital will be turned off at 8:30 pm. A concert with Ragnheiðar Gröndal and Pálmi Gunnarsson will take place in Háskólatorg to mark the event.