News Tagged with “Snæfellsnes”

The fire spread quickly as the moss was very dry.

Fire in national park started by a cigarette

13 Jun Fire caught in moss in Snæfellsjökull National Park in West Iceland, most likely caused by a lit cigarette someone threw away. The moss was dry and the fire spread quickly.

The tourists struggling in the waves today.

Tourists dice with death in Djúpalónssandur, West Iceland

13 Mar A group of foreign tourists in Iceland were in grave danger today when some of them ran after a huge wave at the famous Djúpalónssandur pebble beach in Snæfellsnes. A wave caught the people and carried them far into the beach.

Snæfellsjökull Glacier, Snæfellsnes famous landmar, is visible from Reykjavik on a clear day.

Self drive winter day tour to Snæfellsnes Peninsula

5 Mar Snæfellsnes Peninsula is renowned for beautiful nature and charming villages. There are many things to do and see there, and most of them can be covered in a day trip from Reykjavik, even in winter as Iceland Monitor has tried and tested.

Snæfellsjökull glacier has always been reputed as a place of great magic and power.

Belief in elves very strong in West Iceland

6 Jun 2016 The municipality of Snæfellnes is collecting documentation and stories about places where elves are believed to reside because of a review of the Snæfellsbær municipal land-use plan. The locals hold a strong belief in the hidden people.

Glacier tours and caving: walk on the wild side!

31 May 2016 The Icelandic landscape is peppered with breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and caves. The largest glacier, Vatnajökull, is one of Europe’s largest and covers 8% of the entire country country.

The Snæfellsjökull glacier is said to be one of the seven great energy centres of the earth, and has been attributed various mysterious powers.

Stunning red sunset at Snæfellsjökull glacier

14 Apr 2016 Spring is most definitely in the air in Iceland with warmer temperatures and sunny skies. The evenings are increasingly brighter and last night, our photographer captured this stunning image of the mysterious Snæfellsjökull glacier at sunset.

One of the rare occasions the whole group has been together.

Happy 1,000th birthday, siblings!

1 Apr 2016 Yesterday was a big day and a magical milestone for this group of brothers and sisters from Snæfellsnes in West Iceland.

Photo: Skessuhorn/tfk

Killer whale beaches in West Iceland

3 Mar 2016 According to an expert from the Icelandic Marine Research Institute, the carcass will quite easily rot on the shore and should be all but gone in three months’ time.

Snæfellsjökull glacier - gone by 2100?

Snæfellsjökull glacier gone by 2100

24 Jan 2016 The majestic Snæfellsjökull glacier in West Iceland measured 22.7 km2 back in 1890, but had almost halved in size by 2000.

Photo: Sverrir Vilhelmsson

Deceased tourist 60-year-old Brit

4 Jan 2016 The body was found close by an abandoned hire car on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. The car was expected to be returned yesterday.

The body was found on Iceland's famous Snæfellsnes peninsula.

Foreign tourist found dead in West Iceland

4 Jan 2016 West Iceland police launched a search operation – together with search and rescue teams and sniffer dogs – after an abandoned hire car was found on the Snæfellsnes peninsula.

Photo: Martin Schulz

PHOTOS: Iceland in a nutshell

6 Oct 2015 In his latest blog post on Stuck in Iceland, Martin Schulz treats us to a stunning collection of photographs of Snæfellsnes.

Around Iceland 2015: Snæfellsnes

30 Aug 2015 Morgunblaðið’s six-week 2015 tour of Iceland continues. Today’s destination: Snæfellsnes.

These white and yellow bags are supposed to offer some protection to the site.

Archeological site being washed away

8 Jul 2015 "This year is the worst yet," explains conservator Eyþór Eðvarðsson in a new video showing the bad state of an archeological site at Gufuskáli in Snæfellsnes in west Iceland. The site contains ancient fishing huts which were used from the age of settlement until the middle ages.

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