Nature & Travel

Puffin in Iceland

Puffins Arrive Two Weeks Late

Puffins have arrived in Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman Islands) two weeks later than usual. This is the first time since records began in 1952 that the birds arrive so late.

Camping in Reykjavík

Campers Brave Cold in Reykjavík

Sigríður Ólafsdóttir, campsite manager at Laugardalur, the capital area campsite, told that between 30 and 40 tents were pitched last night when the temperature dropped to +1.5°C (34.7°F).

Snow near Krafla, Northeast Iceland

Still Snowing in East Iceland

The mountain pass to the East Iceland town of Mjóifjörður, population 20, was closed last night because of snowfall. The road, number 953, was opened last week after being closed all winter.

Iceland's West Fjords

Calls to Ban Flights over Hornstrandir

Ísafjörður Town Council has suggested that low-flying flights be banned from Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in the West Fjords so as not to disturb birdlife and tourists in the area.

Lagarfljót worm

Lake Monster Commission Needs More Time

The truth commission set up to evaluate whether the infamous lake monster Lagarfljótsormurinn is the phenomenon filmed by a farmer in East Iceland has requested more time to complete the task.

Seismic activity map

Earthquake in South Iceland

An earthquake measuring 4.1 hit 9.6 kilometers southeast of Hestfjall, South Iceland, shortly after 11 pm last night. The quake was felt in the towns of Selfoss and Hvolsvöllur.


Off-Road Idiots Fined

The police in Húsavík, Northeast Iceland, fined tourists who called search and rescue after their rental SUV’s front wheel got stuck in a fissure on Wednesday.


Hafnarfjörður on WHO List of Towns with Cleanest Air

The town of Hafnarfjörður, just outside Reykjavík, is among the towns and cities with the cleanest air in the world, according to the latest study by the World Health Organization (WHO). Three quarters of the 32 cleanest cities (with small particulates, otherwise know as PM2.5, of less than 5...