News Tagged with “South Iceland”

The lighthouse is surrounded by open water and is precariously perched on a cliff.

Incredible location for a lighthouse perched on a rock in Iceland's wild surf

15 May A photograph taken by Morgunblaðið photographer Árni Sæberg of the Þrídrangaviti lighthouse in 2009 has now become viral thanks to Justin Bieber of all people.

Immerse yourself in nature on a secluded island retreat where you hear nothing except the wind blowing through the grass.

Sleep in a Mongolian Yurt on a magical island in Iceland's largest glacial river

13 May Hákon Kjalar Hjördísarson decided to make a change to his life and move back to a place of enchanted childhood memories, a tiny island called Traustholtshólmi in the Þjórsá river in Iceland. Now, he offers tours to the island with an overnight stay in a Mongolian Yurt and a delicious wild salmon dinner included.

Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon is a popular destination.

Parking fee at Jökulsárlón and Skaftafell

11 May There will soon be a parking fee at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and at Skaftafell nature reserve. The money will be used to build up the facilities, better parking areas and toilets.

The earthquake epicenter is market with a green star, about 30 km west of Mt. Hekla Volcano and near the Þjórsá river riverbed.

Earthquake of 4,4 magnitude hits South Iceland

6 May An earthquake of 4,4 magnitude hit South Iceland shortly after 12 noon today. Smaller quakes were also felt.

The area will be called Vindaborg, Wind City.

Permit for wind farm in South Iceland depends on migrating birds

30 Apr National Planning Agency has agreed Biocraft’s next step in building a wind farm in Þykkvabær, South Iceland. It is dependent on evaluations, specifically with regard to nature and migrating birds.

It's important to the owners that the building will fit into the surrounding nature.

New service centre and restaurant by Fjallsárlón lagoon

21 Apr Fjallsárlón lagoon is located by Vatnajökull glacier. It's in many ways similar to its neighbour Jökulsárlón lagoon, with giant icebergs floating around on it. Local tour operators are working on finishing a new service centre by the lagoon, they have operated boat trips on the lagoon over the last four years.

The woman fell asleep in a bus from Grayline bus company.

Tourist fell asleep and got stuck in bus from Keflavik Airport

18 Apr Australian tourist Hanna Pethani fell asleep on the bus from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik. To her great distress she woke up in complete darkness in an empty bus. After screaming for help for half an hour, she finally found the emergency switch that opened the door.

Selfoss

No Selfoss at Selfoss in South Iceland

3 Apr Locals of the town Selfoss in South Iceland are regularly asked about Selfoss waterfall. That is however located in North Iceland, far from the town, and just happens to bear the same name.

The biggest island is called Heimaey.

15 things to see and do in Westman Islands

26 Mar The Westman Islands are a stunning place to visit, with beautiful nature steeped in history and culture. There is even a local brewery and it’s home to one of the highest rated restaurants in Iceland.

Viðey Island is owned by the city of Reykjavik.

Nature, history and culture, a short ferry ride from Reykjavik

19 Mar Viðey island is just a few minutes ferry ride from Reykjavik. Beautiful nature, steeped in history and culture (artists such as Yoko Ono and Richard Serra). It’s a perfect escape from the city.

Silfra is a very popular tourist attraction in Iceland.

Silfra opens again for diving with stricter rules

14 Mar New rules on diving and snorkelling in Silfra were applied yesterday morning. This follows a second death in the famous crevasse this year.

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.

Up to eight to ten thousand people dive in Silfra every year.

American tourist dies whilst snorkelling in Iceland

13 Feb An American tourist died whilst snorkelling in the famous Silfra crevasse at Þingvellir in South Iceland yesterday.

Katla volcano is underneath Mýrdalsjökull glacier

Increased odds of an eruption in Iceland's Katla volcano

27 Jan An earthquake of magnitude 4,3 took place in the Katla volcano in South Iceland yesterday. Scientists believe that the increased seismic activity over the last months indicates the Katla is more likely to erupt now than the years before.

The hotel will be located here on the empty landplot at the front of this photograph.

A new hotel for Vík in South Iceland

24 Jan A much coveted plot of land in Vík, Mýrdalur, South Iceland was alotted to Vilhjálmur Sigurðsson who plans on building a 60-100 room hotel there. Construction is set to begin this spring. Vík is located near the famous Reynisfjara beach.

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