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.
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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.
Heavy snowfall and a storm will hit the eastern part of Iceland later today. The storm is expected to last until tomorrow morning.
The police in Húsavík, Northeast Iceland, have requested that the police in Germany take a report from artist Julius von Bismarck and his colleague in connection with vandalism of natural relics in three places in Iceland.
An estimated 300-400 dolphins were seen in Norðfjörður, where the East Iceland town of Neskaupstaður is located, on Friday. They are believed to have been white-beaked dolphins.
The police in South Iceland will erect in the area around Hekla several warning signs of a possible eruption in the volcano.
The Stopp - Let’s Protect the Park project, organized by director Darren Aronofsky, Björk, Iceland Nature Conservation Association and Landvernd, the Icelandic Environment Association, has raised ISK 35 million for Icelandic nature conservation, as announced at a press conference in Harpa...
Siglufjarðarvegur, the road between Siglufjörður and Skagafjörður, North Iceland, has been closed due to the risk of avalanche.
The search and rescue team in rural Jökuldalur valley, East Iceland, has had to rescue tourists stuck in snow on the old road on Möðrudalsöræfi mountain pass, connecting East and North Iceland, nine times over the past year. The road is not in use anymore.
The police in Rangárvallasýsla recommend that people who intend on hiking up Hekla volcano take their mobile phones with them so that if measurements show that an eruption is imminent, they can be contacted.
The magma chamber under volcano Hekla is now almost full, according to Páll Einarsson, professor in geophysics at University of Iceland.
As of yesterday, visitors to Geysir must pay an entrance fee of ISK 600. The introduction of a fee has been widely debated.
The search and rescue team in the Þingeyjarsýsla region, east of Akureyri, was called out at midnight last night to search for a tourist who had planned to spend the day photographing the waterfall Dettifoss but had not returned to his hotel in Akureyri.
A nature pass system will be implemented in Iceland at the beginning of next year, ruv.is reports. The pass will cost ISK 2,000 (USD 17, EUR 13) for four days, ISK 3,000 (USD 26, EUR 19) for one month and ISK 5,000 (USD 44, EUR 32) for five years.
Tourists in search of the northern lights last night had to call search and rescue to assist them when they got stuck in snow on road 431 near Lake Hafravatn on the outskirts of the capital.