There appear to be more gyrfalcon chicks and eggs in Iceland this spring than at any time since the early 1980s.
Nature & Travel
Staff of the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources embarked on a two-year initiative to offset carbon emissions on Friday with the planting of 1,000 new birch trees.
A nest belonging to a brent goose was found last week around Bessastaðanes peninsula, where the presidential residence is located.
According to the Icelandic Institute of Natural History, pollen levels are considerably above the average for this time of year, causing considerable irritation for those with pollen allergies.
The Icelandic Met Office has advised travellers to stay away from Grímsvötn area, where a glacial flood has started.
Sea ice is fast approaching the Westfjords of Iceland due to a specific set of weather circumstances.
The rock ptarmigan population has been experiencing a healthy increase in the last year according to the Icelandic Institute of Natural History
"Don't attempt to cross any river you aren't 100% sure you can cross safely as you are entirely responsible for any damage to your car. There is no river crossing insurance."
Arctic skua are migratory; these birds flew 14,000 kilometers [8,699 miles] from their wintering grounds in the southern hemisphere to their nesting site in Iceland.
The Environment Agency of Iceland closed both trails earlier in the spring when they became untraversable due to an excess of foot traffic and wet weather.
The Byko ravens have drawn a number of loyal viewers and not just in Iceland: among the fam’s many fans is a group of raven enthusiasts in Germany.
The woman, who was eighty years old, was on holiday with her family when she fell on the footpath leading from the parking lot to the beach.
Tour guides employed by foreign companies in Iceland are receiving a daily salary of just ISK 12-15 000 ($115-140/€100-120).