Nature & Travel

Dettifoss waterfall

Flood to Go Down Dettifoss

A large glacial flood will likely go down the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum towards Öxarfjörður, Northeast Iceland, if the Bárðarbunga volcano erupts.

The Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010

Code Orange Issued for Possible Eruption

A Code Orange has been issued in light of increased likelihood of an eruption in Bárðarbunga volcano located in the northwestern corner of Vatnajökull glacier, Southeast Iceland, after continued earthquakes in the area this morning.

Camping at Landmannalaugar

No More Camping in Landmannalaugar?

The municipality of Rangárþing is preparing a new plan for the popular highland area Landmannalaugar that includes a ban on allowing visitors to stay overnight at the site.

Austurvöllur, Reykjavík

Reykjavík to Get Hottest Day of the Year

The temperature in Iceland’s capital today is set to soar to a balmy 20ºC (68ºF) and 22ºC (71.6ºF) in other parts of the southwestern corner of the country, the warmest in Reykjavík so far this year.

Cruise ship in Reykjavík

Cruise Ships Using Rescue Boats for Sightseeing

The Icelandic Coast Guard is among those who are examining the legal status of crew members of cruise ships using the vessels’ rescue boats to take passengers on sightseeing trips, including to nature reserves.

Askja rockfall

Askja Lake to Remain No-Go Zone

Earth scientist Ármann Höskuldsson advises people against walking down to Öskjuvatn, the lake in the crater of Askja volcano, where a massive rockfall caused high tidal waves early last week. He wants the lake, a popular travel destination in the northeastern highlands, to remain off limits...


Good Berry Harvest Outlook in North and East

It appears as if the wild berry season will be good in North and East Iceland this year. The regions have enjoyed high temperatures and a lot of sunshine this summer. The outlook is not as promising in South and West Iceland because of extensive rain in those parts.