News Tagged with “South Iceland”

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.

Tourists playing in the waves at Reynisfjara beach yesterday.

Photos: Just days after the Reynisfjara beach death tourists still disregard warning signs

13 Jan A tourist died in the dangerous waves at Kirkjufjara, which forms part of Reynisfjara beach last Monday. Even so, just days later, tourists are not reading the warning signs at the beach and when our reporter visited the beach yesterday, many of them were actually playing in the waves, laughing, totally oblivious to the danger.

The beach is very dangerous and more security measures are needed according to experts.

"Terrible situation" at Iceland's Reynisfjara beach - security to be improved

12 Jan Tour guides and security experts think there is a great need to improve security at Reynisfjara and Kirkjufjara beaches in South Iceland. A tourist died there on Monday, the third such death over the space of a few years.

Dyrhólaey is  a 120-metre high promontory, not far from Vík in South Iceland.

Breaking: Woman at great risk in the ocean at Dyrhólaey, South Iceland

9 Jan Rescue teams in South Iceland are trying to rescue a woman in her forties who has fallen into the ocean at Dyrhólaey near the infamous Reynisfjara beach. Conditions are very difficult with large waves according to rescue team spokespeople.

Katla volcano in South Iceland.

Earthquake in Iceland’s Katla volcano

5 Jan An earthquake of magnitude 3,5 took place this morning in Katla, one of Iceland’s largest volcanoes.

Volcanoes, skyr and the Panama Papers: a 2016 Iceland retrospective

1 Jan As the new year begins, Iceland Monitor takes a look back over 2016 and some of its most popular news stories for each month. Which is your favourite?

Shelagh Donov­an.

Fifteen months of “delayed justice” for Jökulsárlón victim

6 Dec The husband of the Canadian woman who was run over and killed by an amphibious tour vehicle at Iceland’s famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon in August 2015 has written to Iceland’s Home Affairs Minister to complain about the slow progress made in the case.

Northern lights at Lake Kleifarvatn.

Top ten romantic spots out of Reykjavik

25 Nov Looking for a good idea for a short trip out of town? Here are some of our favourite places of charm, romance and natural beauty.

Bláfjöll offers a chair lift and a couple of tow lifts.

Bláfjöll ski resort could open soon

22 Nov If it continues to snow, the Bláfjöll skiing area just outside of Reykjavik could open soon for the winter skiing season.

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