Chris and Joanne Bradley had the distinction of being the 7 millionth passengers to travel through Keflavík International Airport this year.
Nature & Travel
Iceland is renowned as a ‘green’ country in many ways, yet it certainly does have its dark sides in terms of environmental impact. Food waste, recycling, and waste management issues are pressing environmental concerns for the country as it leaves a large environmental footprint
The annual Arctic Circle Assembly began today at Harpa Conference Centre in Reykjavík to discuss issues such as climate change, energy, and security in the Arctic.
The West Iceland Nature Research Center has requested the cooperation of mink hunters in a research project aiming to gather more information about mink populations in Iceland.
A parking fee instituted at Hraunfossar falls, West Iceland last Friday has caused tension between landowners, businesses, and local authorities.
Þjórsárver nature reserve in the central highlands of Iceland was expanded yesterday by the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources.
Inspired by Iceland, the official destination brand for Iceland in marketing has launched a new campaign.
Iceland became an incredibly popular tourist attraction in a very short period of time, and it became increasingly clear that its natural treasures weren't prepared for such a large number of people.
The temporary bridge over Steinavötn river will be opened for all traffic at noon today according to the Icelandic Road Administration.
A temporary bridge over Steinavötn river has been opened to pedestrian traffic following damage to the original bridge by flooding.
The Public Health Authority of East Iceland has commented on the poor sewage treatment of two hotels in Southeast Iceland belonging to the Fosshótel chain.
One hundred and twenty people were transported out of Southeast Iceland via helicopter yesterday by Search and Rescue teams following extensive flooding.
The Icelandic Tourist Board posted a picture of a bag of black sand, a pebble and a note on its Facebook page. The senders were American tourists who wanted to return their stolen goods.
Lagarfljót river, the river flowing through Egilsstaðir, the largest town in Eastern Iceland has begun to flood.
The Common Rock Crab has begun to grow rapidly in number around Icelandic shores. It was first seen in Hvalfjörður, West Iceland, in the year 2006. This summer, it has reached Eyjafjörður in North Iceland.
South-East and Eastern Iceland have faced torrential rain, with severe damage to the main road, as well as bridges. The country‘s main road has been severed at Hólmsá, and around forty sheep are believed to have drowned.
An iceberg is now visible off the coast of Nestangi, in the Icelandic Westfjords. It's been carefully monitored by the Litla-Ávík weather station and appears to be moving east.
An equal number of tourists in the Reykjavík capital area may be staying in homestays such as Airbnb as in hotels.
An eight-tonne, spherical stone marking the Arctic Circle was officially dedicated yesterday on Grimsey island, North Iceland.
Up to 57,000 ptarmigan may be hunted this season in Iceland according to a proposal from the Icelandic Institute of Natural History.
The increase in tourists in Höfn, South Iceland, during the “off-season” has led to the decision to keep the town’s campsite open this coming winter.