An announcement was recently made on the official Facebook page of Fjallabak Nature Reserve, located in South Iceland, reminding travelers that motor-vehicle traffic is currently prohibited. The post was accompanied by several photos documenting damage done by such traffic.
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The forecast is for sun and clear skies across all parts of the country over the next three days.
The temperature is expected to reach up to 22ºC (71.6ºF) with the warmest temperatures forecast for inland in the south and west.
Australian Peter Rolf Hammer, a 69-year-old retired electronic engineer, recently had his images from a five-week trip around Iceland published on Daily Mail Online.
The decision to charge ISK 800 (USD 7, EUR 5) to visit Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss in Northeast Iceland, as of June 1 has been reversed.
The ice tunnel being constructed in Langjökull glacier is set to open next year. At 300 meters, the man-made ice tunnel will be the largest in Europe and among the largest in the world.
Fox hunter Guðmundur Jakobsson from Bolungarvík witnessed a female fox attack and attempt to kill a baby seal in the West Fjords yesterday morning.
There are signs that a volcanic eruption occurred in Reykjanes Ridge, 400 to 500 kilometers southwest of Iceland, sometime over the past 20 years.
Temperatures reached double digits across all parts of Iceland on Sunday with the warmest temperature recorded in Raufarhöfn, Northeast Iceland: 18.1ºC (64.58ºF).
With one million tourists set to visit Iceland in 2014, the government plans on spending millions to protect the most visited spots.
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.
Israeli photographer Erez Marom recently revealed some secrets behind another of his shots of Kirkjufell mountain, West Iceland, on the website of Digital Photography Review.
A rat bit a 15-year-old boy, Kolbeinn Egill Þrastarson, on the finger in the Vesturbær suburb of Reykjavík yesterday.
A new airline, Greenland Express, will start scheduled weekly flights from Greenland to Akureyri, and then onto Copenhagen and Aalborg this summer.
Three Icelandair flights between Keflavík International Airport and New York and Keflavík and Vancouver were canceled today.
Customs authorities in the East Iceland town of Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland, report that they have seized a significant amount of German wine and sausages from German tour buses arriving on the ferry.
Sigríður Ólafsdóttir, campsite manager at Laugardalur, the capital area campsite, told ruv.is that between 30 and 40 tents were pitched last night when the temperature dropped to +1.5°C (34.7°F).
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.
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.
East Iceland received a lot of snowfall this past winter, so much snow that the ski resort in Oddsskarð is expected to be open on weekends through June, possibly longer.
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.
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.
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.
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...
A record 89 cruise ships carrying a total of 95-98,000 passengers are booked to dock at Reykjavík harbor this summer.