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Comedian Steindi Jr. in the video, here meeting a local elf.

Inspired by Iceland launches ‘The Hardest Karaoke Song in the World’

9 Oct Inspired by Iceland, the official destination brand for Iceland in marketing has released a new marketing initiative called A to Ö of Iceland. As a part of this launch, they've also released a song called the "Hardest Karaoke Song in the World," featuring local comedian Steindi Jr.

Ljósmyndari mbl.is og Morgunblaðsins tók þessa flottu mynd af norðurljósum við Skorradalsvatn.

Iceland "steals" Norway's Northern Lights for a MasterCard ad

24 Sep Norwegian media have noted that a huge ad at Iceland's domestic airport saying welcome to Iceland actually features a photograph of Northern Lights in a Norwegian fjord.

Tourists aren't shopping for puffin toys so much anymore.

Downturn in Puffin shops in Iceland

16 Sep Tourists are spending less money in Iceland and the puffin shops are the ones hit the hardest.

Tourists at The Pearl in Reykjavik.

Most inhabitants of Reykjavik have a positive attitude to tourists

13 Sep A new survey conducted by Maskína shows that a great majority of Icelanders living in Reykjavik feel positive towards tourists, or nine out of every ten people.

BSÍ in Reykjavik.

BSÍ replaces Hlemmur as bus terminal

9 Sep The BSÍ coach terminal at Hringbraut will be replacing Hlemmur as the main Reykjavik bus terminal. BSÍ will therefore be the main transport hub of the city.

People are able once again to walk behind the waterfall.

Walking path at Seljalandsfoss waterfall reopens

6 Sep The access to Seljalandsfoss waterfall reopened this morning and a sign has been put up warning people about rockfall. On Saturday the path was closed off due to gigantic boulders plunging down onto the path.

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Austrian tourists threatened with police when they pitch up tent in Reykjavik

5 Sep Three tired Austrian tourists arriving late in the night to Iceland decided to camp overnight at Rauðavatn lake in a suburb of Reykjavik. This morning an angry lady told them to leave because she had called the police.

Tourists at Öxarárfoss at Þingvellir.

Rain doesn't deter tourists from visiting Þingvellir

4 Sep Þingvellir, the historic site of Europe's first parliament, or althing, is also one of the most magnificent areas of natural beauty in Iceland. Thousands of tourists visit Þingvellir every year.

Tourists at Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

Thanks God that nobody was killed at Seljalandsfall waterfall

4 Sep Kristján Ólafsson, chairman of the association of landowners at Seljalandsfoss waterfall says," I thank God that nobody was killed, that's of course the most important thing." Access to the waterfall has been closed off due to enormous rocks plunging from the cliffs above the falls.

Environmentalists are critical that ships are allowed to operate on comparatively dirty fuel oil without any exhaust gas cleaning systems.

Environmentalists call for a ban of heavy fuel oil in arctic shipping

30 Aug Cruise ships pose risk to arctic nature and the health of people say a group of experts from Germany's Nature and Biodiversiy Union who found that air pollution levels in the wind direction of arriving or departing vessels in Reykjavik were 1000 times higher compared to local background concentrations.

The farm at Neðri Dalur, which lies very close to Geysir in Haukadalur.

Chinese investors interest in land comes under criticism

30 Aug The news that Chinese investors were interested in buying land next to the famous Geysir hot spring has come under strong criticism in Iceland. People or companies outside the EEA are not allowed to buy land that measures over 25 hectares according to current regulations.

Geysir is Iceland's most famous geysir, and all geysers draw their name from it.

Chinese investors want to purchase land next to Geysir

28 Aug Chinese investors are interested in purchasing the land of Neðri Dalur in Biskupstungur, South Iceland, which lies next to the famous Geysir in Haukadalur. The price of the land, which measures 1.200 hectares is 1.2 billion ISK.

Our journalist spoke to tourists walking the streets of Reykjavik yesterday and asked for their opinion on Iceland.

Prices and weather what bothers tourists in Iceland the most

29 Jun Price and cold weather were what bothered tourists our journalist got a hold of the most. Aside from that, all of them were really pleased with their visit and spoke of friendly locals and magnificent nature.

Toilets at Hverfjall in North Iceland.

Fifteen toilets for tourists put up all around Iceland

14 Jun An announcement from the Minstry of Industries and Innovation states that 15 toilets for tourists will be put up all around Iceland for tourist use.

The tourists pitched up a tent right next to the playschool, where  children from 2- 5 years of age attend.

Tourists poo next to playschool in East Iceland

13 Jun Staff at Tjarnarskógur playschool in Egilsstaðir, East Iceland have noticed tourists camping next to the playschool fence and going to the toilet within view of staff and children.

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