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Timelapse Video of Solar Maximum

Evosia Studios’ Henry Jun Wah Lee produced this timelapse video titled Eye of the Storm after a two-week trip to Iceland during the solar maximum—a once-every-eleven-year period of great solar activity resulting in incredible northern lights.

Little ringed plover

New Bird Species Spotted in Iceland

A little ringed plover was spotted in Iceland for the first time yesterday. The bird was spotted and photographed by Bjarni Sæmundsson in Garður, Southwest Iceland.

Car accident

Rabbit Causes Car Accident

Five young adults were in a car on Votmúlavegur, road 34, when a rabbit jumped over the road. The young driver lost control of his car and rolled over.

Geysir - Strokkur

MP Visits Geysir without Paying Fee

Ögmundur Jónasson, MP for the Left-Greens and former Interior Minister, visited Geysir yesterday without paying the new ISK 600 (USD 5, EUR 4) entrance fee. Ögmundur had called on others to join him in visiting Geysir to protest the fee.

Northern lights at Þingvellir National Park

Northern Lights Research Center to be Enlarged

The Chinese government will pay ISK 300 million to extend the northern lights research station in Reykjadalur, Northeast Iceland, which the government-run Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) helped set up.


Vilborg Leaves for Everest

Icelandic adventurer Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir left yesterday for Nepal, where she plans to set off on her journey up Everest.


Earth Hour 2014 Celebrated in Iceland

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.

Iceland's West Fjords

Avalanches Hit Road Sixty One

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.

Golden plover

First Signs of Spring in Iceland

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.

Near Ólafsvík

Weather Warning for West Iceland

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.


Glacier Flood in Grímsvötn Volcano

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.


PM Criticizes Tourist Entry Fees

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...

Storm selfie

Bad Weather Selfies

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.