News Tagged with “South Iceland”

New walking paths in Reykjadalur, South Iceland.

Reykjadalur geothermal river attracts thousands of visitors

10 Jul The warm streams of Reykjadalur are exremely popular with tourists who hike to the area in all seasons of the year. The area has now undergone some changes to meet the needs of such a large number of people.

The Saturday events hosted by Sandar suðursins are open to the general public.

A magical lodge in Iceland to connect people with nature

6 Jul Töfrastaðir, or "magic farm" is a community that has just been given a piece of land in South Iceland for a project to increase environmental awareness and connect people with nature.

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 country home offers atounding views to Lake Þingvellir.

Stylish country home near Lake Þingvellir, Iceland

16 Jun Country living in Iceland couldn't get more stylish than this modern villa situated in Nesjavellir, a geothermal area of outstanding natural beauty close to Þingvellir National Park.

People have been "writing" names and phrases on the hill by tearing up the moss.

“Send nudes” written in moss in South Iceland

12 Jun Over the last years people have been “writing” on a hill by Nesjavallaleið in South Iceland. They do this by tearing up the moss, which can easily take decades to grow back. People write names and phrases like LIFE and send nudes.

The barrier protects the bridge from icebergs large enough they could damage it.

Construction in Jökulsárlón to mend a protective barrier

12 Jun Construction work taking place in Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon has caught the eye of many passerbys. A protective barrier that stops the great icebergs from crashing into the bridge over the river is being mended.

Ölfusá is Iceland's largest river and its immensely powerful.

Two men risk their lives to save another man from drowning

12 Jun A local police officer and an unnamed man showed immense bravery when they put themselves at risk to save a man that threw himself into Ölfusá River, by Selfoss in South Iceland.

The new staircase can be seen here.

Improved access at Iceland' Gullfoss waterfall

25 May Tourists are now using the new staircase at Gulfoss, Iceland's most famous waterfall and one of the country's most popular tourist spots.

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.

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