Nature and Travel

Hveravellir is an area renowned for its natural hot springs.

Environmental assessment needed before tourist facilities rise in Hveravellir

yesterday, 15:24 GMT An assessment report on the environmental impact of tourist facilities at Hveravellir in the Icelandic highlands needs to be reassessed according to laws on environmental assessment.

There were over 40 earthquakes at Kolbeinseyjahryggur north of Iceland yesterday.

Series of earthquakes north of Iceland

yesterday There has been a series of earthquakes 230 km north of Iceland since last night. There were over 40 small earthquakes and two have been measured over 4 on the Richter scale.

Many names and phrases are written on moss-covered hills in Iceland.

Moss “graffiti” in Iceland fixed

yesterday “Send nudes” written in moss in Iceland made headlines two weeks ago. Company Orka Náttúrunnar has now sent agents to fix the vandalism and plans to release a video to guide others in fixing vandalism of this kind.

The mudslide hit two houses in Seyðisfjörður

Mudslide and floods in East Iceland

two days ago There was heavy rain in East Iceland last weekend, which resulted in a mudslide in Seyðisfjörður and a flooded river in Eskifjörður.

The great brown trout caught in lake Þingvallavatn last night.

26 pound brown trout caught in lake Þingvallavatn

24 Jun The population of brown trout that resides in lake Þingvallavatn can get very big, which makes it a popular lake for fishing. Last night Danish angler Nils Folmer Jörgensen caught a trout that weighed 26 pounds.

Mobile homes and caravans are not a good idea on the road in North and East Iceland tomorrow night.

Storm warning for North and East Iceland tomorrow

22 Jun The Icelandic Met Office has issued a storm warning for tomorrow. The wind is expected to reach up to 35 m/s in East and North Iceland. Driving large vehicles in these parts of the country could be dangerous as they could be blown off the road.

Buses will not be allowed inside the yellow area, with the exception of Lækjargata street.

Buses banned from Reykjavik centre from 15 July

21 Jun Bus traffic will be restricted in Reykjavik centre from 15 July. The traffic ban includes tourist buses/coaches of any size.

Earthquakes in Katla volcano are more common in summer than in winter.

Earthquakes in Katla volcano not a sign of eruption

21 Jun “There are no signs of Katla erupting,” says Sigríður Magnea Óskarsdóttir of the Iceland Met Office. A series of earthquakes occurred in Katla, one of Iceland’s infamous volcanoes, yesterday.

Finding a cheap place to stay in Iceland can be difficult.

Tourists knock on residents doors looking for a place to stay in West Iceland

21 Jun Guðrún Helga Árnadóttir who lives in the town of Borgarnes in West Iceland says that two French tourists knocked on her front door and asked to stay the night. She said no as she didn't know them and found this uncomfortable.

Hotel Ion is situated in Nesjavellir, a geothermal area near Þingvellir national park in South Iceland.

11 best boutique hotels in Iceland

20 Jun Website The Culture Trip has selected the 11 best boutique hotels in Iceland with diverse mentions from the swanky 101 hotel in downtown Reykjavik to the country luxury of Hótel Rangá.

Over 3000 visitors are expected to visit Harpa this summer.

Reykjavik's Harpa concert hall puts a ban on tourists sleeping or making sandwiches there

20 Jun Guests at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre have been increasingly making use of the building as "a kind of bus terminal or place to sleep, or to make sandwiches in various parts of the building," says statement from Harpa.

You can't heat up the car but you can use Wifi states the ad.

Sleep in a car trunk in a driveway in Reykjavik for £21 per night

20 Jun Airbnb users now have the option to spend the night in a parked jeep in a driveway in Grafarvogur, a suburb of Reykjavik for the "mere" price of £21, including WiFi.

Rain and wind is what to expect in South and West Iceland tomorrow.

Very windy in South Iceland tomorrow

19 Jun It will be very windy and raining tomorrow in South and West Iceland. Drivers on mobile homes or with caravans or other type of vehicles likely to be affected by the wind, are advised to be very careful.

The exhibition is in Hvolsvöllur, surrounded by many of Iceland's most famous volcanoes.

LAVA exhibition on Icelandic volcanoes just opened in Hvolsvöllur

19 Jun LAVA is a multimedia exhibition in the small village of Hvolsvöllur, surrounded by volcanoes. At the exhibition visitors can experience eruptions, earthquakes and ash, and get to know more about recent eruptions in Iceland and how the island came to be.

The Minister of Tourism, Industry and Innovation believes tourists visiting Iceland want to do so responsibly, but often don’t know what it takes.

A pledge to travel responsibly and respect Icelandic nature

16 Jun Inspired by Iceland now offers tourists to take a pledge to travel responsibly when visiting the country. ‘The Icelandic Pledge’ is an online agreement where tourists can sign, and promise to respect nature while travelling in Iceland.

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