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.
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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.
The landowners in the Geysir area are considering blocking access to Geysir geothermal area, according to Garðar Eiríksson, spokesperson for the Landowners Association of Geysir.
The road between the northern and southern West Fjords is being cleared after having been closed since December due to heavy snowfall.
Seventy million plastic bags end up in the trash in Iceland every year, according to a report from the Ministry for the Environment.
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.
A web camera has been set up at Grímsfjall looking west over Grímsvötn volcano, one of the most volcanically active spots in Iceland.
Thirty screens with travel safety information will be set up at the main tourist spots around 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.
The government is now investigating the lawfulness of the scheduled fee collection at the landmarks Dettifoss, Námaskarð and elsewhere on the property of Reykjahlíð.
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.
Ögmundur Jónasson, MP for the Left-Greens and former Interior Minister, visited Geysir again today without paying the new ISK 600 (USD 5, EUR 4) entrance fee.
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.
Several earthquakes of around 3.0 in magnitude occurred about 25 to 30 miles southwest of Reykjanes, Southwest Iceland, last night.
An den Bohrlöchern des Hellisheidivirkjun auf dem Hochlandpass Hellisheidi vor den Toren von Reykjavík wird derzeit Wasser in die Bohrlöcher gepumpt.
Iceland from the Air is a new video filmed from a DJI Phantom drone with a GoPro Hero 3 Black last month.
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.
Historian Guðmundur Magnússon wrote an interesting column entitled 'Þegar þjóðin eignaðist geysir' ('When the Nation Acquired Geysir') in daily Morgunblaðið today.
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.
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.
More than one million tourists are expected to visit Iceland in 2015, according to the latest projections by the Icelandic Tourist Industry Association.
Icelandic adventurer Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir left yesterday for Nepal, where she plans to set off on her journey up Everest.
Brothers Patrick and Henrick Shyu of Blue Eden recently posted the video Crystalapse: Frozen in Timelapse, shot in Iceland earlier this month.