Nature and Travel

It's been snowing heavily in Iceland over the last couple of days.

Possible risk of avalanche in South Iceland

24 Feb The Icelandic Met Office has just declared a possible risk of avalanche in South Iceland, as snow has come down heavily in the area over the last couple of days.

A storm raging in Iceland right now will affect public transportation.

Bus routes cancelled, but not in Reykjavik

24 Feb Public buses, known as strætó, in the capital area drive on as usual today. Buses that drive around the Iceland will not be driving today, according to Jóhannes Rúnarsson CEO of Strætó.

Umferð gekk illa á Vesturlandsveginum í gærmorgun.

Roads around Reykjavik likely to close tomorrow, including to int. airport

23 Feb According to today’s weather forecast, all roads that lead to and from Reykjavik will be closed for a while tomorrow as a storm passes over the capital. This includes the road to Keflavik International Airport.

Keflavik Airport

How to survive Keflavik Airport

23 Feb Keflavik Airport is as nice for an airport, but as Iceland tourism industry blooms the airport (though nice) is getting more and more crowded. Here are some tips on how to make the best of it when you are leaving Iceland.

One of the buses of Strætó, the public bus system, drove off the road just north of Reykjavik

Many accidents in Iceland's sudden winter

22 Feb Ice and snow is making problems for the people of the land of ice. After a period of warm weather winter decided to return, making driving condition considerably more difficult. As a result many accidents have happened over the last two days.

The Arctic Henge near Raufarhöfn, North Iceland.

The most beautiful video of Iceland?

21 Feb UNILAD just posted a video with the caption “The Most Beautiful Video You’ll Ever See”, and it’s from Iceland.

Diving in Silfra is an especially popular activity in Iceland.

Iceland Silfra accident: "I watched a person die that day"

17 Feb One of the people diving in Silfra, a crevasse at Þingvellir national park on Sunday describes on Facebook how they watched a person die that day.

Real winter weather finally on its way to Iceland

17 Feb A large low pressure area is heading towards Iceland with accompanying wind and rain. Next week, things are going to get a lot colder with bouts of snow.

The latest tourist craze in Reykavik began on Tuesday, building these things on the shoreline.

Tourists build cairns next to Harpa concert hall for no apparent reason

16 Feb Cairns, man-made piles of stones have been making a rapid appearance on the shoreline below Harpa concert hall and conference centre at the heart of Reykjavik. Tourists began building them on Tuesday and since then they're multiplying very fast.

The man undressed at the beached and walked into the sea.

Naked man bathing at a perilous Icelandic beach

15 Feb “We see many strange things in the [tourist] industry, but I had no idea what this man was about to do,” said guide Þorkelsson after witnessing a man undressing at a beach and diving into the sea.

Tourists regularly create a road hazard by pulling up on the main highway to stop to pet horses.

New access facilities to pet horses in Iceland

14 Feb A horse farmer at Brú in South Iceland has now created a parking lot for tourists next to a horse enclosure where the animals can be petted at will.

Dynjandi is considered by many one of the most stunning waterfalls in Iceland.

PICTURES: Iceland's waterfalls

12 Feb There are many gorgeous waterfalls in Iceland. Here you can see Iceland Monitor's 20 favorite stunning photographs of waterfalls all over Iceland.

The northern lights can apparently be a big distraction for drivers.

Look at the road, not the sky!

10 Feb Twice this week the Police in South Iceland has had to interfere with foreign tourists who kept their attention on the northern lights rather than the road while driving.

The Akraborg ferry docking at Akranes.

Direct boat trips between Akranes and Reykjavík

10 Feb Direct boat trips between Reykjavik and Akranes, a small town on the West coast of Iceland will begin on June 1st and take place until October 1st.

The river has flooded across the road.

Warning due to flooding in East Iceland

10 Feb The Iceland Road Administration has issued a warning due to flooding in East Iceland. Naustá river in Fáskrúðsfjörður has flooded across the road and travellers are urged to keep utmost safety in mind.

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