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.
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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.
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.
Revenue from the tourism industry in Iceland has decreased despite the increase in visitors to Iceland, Minister of Finance Bjarni Benediktsson said at Alþingi, the parliament, on Thursday.
The flow in Gígjukvísl river has increased significantly due to the glacier outburst flood which began in Grímsvötn volcano on Monday.
Luckily no one was driving Súðavíkurhlíð, road 61, connecting the village of Súðavík in Álftafjörður, with the town of Ísafjörður, when two avalanches fell on the road, yesterday afternoon.
The first golden plover in its summer feathers, considered the first sign of spring in Iceland, was spotted in Kópavogur, in the Greater Reykjavík Area, on Saturday.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a weather warning for West Iceland. RÚV reports that the wind is particularly strong on Snæfellsnes peninsula, especially in the northern part, in Ólafsvík and Grundarfjörður.
A glacier outburst flood has started in Grímsvötn volcano. According to measurements by the University of Iceland’s Institute of Earth Scientists, the water volume in Grímsvötn is similar to during the glacial outburst flood in November 2012.
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson said in parliament today that charging fees through different methods at various tourist destinations around Iceland is unacceptable. Sigmundur and MP for the Left Greens Árni Þór Sigurðsson agreed that a framework needs to be set up before...
Daily DV has asked its readers to take selfies and post them on Instagram with the hashtag #ovedursselfie. In Icelandic ‘óveður’ means really bad weather.
A strong gale (more than 20 m/s) is forecast for Northwest and West Iceland today. Snow is expected in the north and east of the country but it will be mostly dry in other parts of the country.
There are no further signs that Hekla is going to erupt, according to Björn Oddsson, a geophysicist at the Icelandic Police’s Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management.