Nature & Travel


Minister Criticizes Geysir Entrance Fee

Icelandic Minister of Industry and Commerce Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir voiced her disappointment today with the decision by private landowners to go ahead with the introduction of an entrance fee to Geysir. As reported yesterday, the fee will be introduced next month.

Siglufjörður Iceland

Above Average Temperature in Reykjavík

The average temperature in Reykjavík in January was 2.4°C (36.3°F), 2.9°C (37.2°F) above average for the month of January during the period 1961-1990 and 1.4°C (34.52°F) above the average temperature from 2004-2013.

Ice cave Iceland

Fatal Accident in Ice Cave

A fatal accident occurred yesterday when a foreign tourist in his fifties fell into a river which runs through an ice cave in Breiðamerkurjökull, Southeast Iceland. The man had been photographing the cave when he suddenly fainted and fell into the river.


Smell of Rotten Grass Covers Capital

Citizens of Reykjavík have been complaining about a repugnant smell, found in many places in the capital, including Austurvöllur Square, Miklatún and other grassy outdoor areas. The smell is caused by calcium damage in grass that has been covered by a thick layer of ice for a long time.


Outdoor Organizations Protest Nature Pass Idea

SAMÚT, the network of outdoor activity organizations in Iceland, has voiced its opposition to the establishment of a nature pass system in Iceland. SAMÚT argues that the pass system, which aims to collect funds for nature protection, would not be in line with people’s right to travel freely.