News Tagged with “West Fjords”

Árneshreppur in West Fjords to be deserted?

15 Jun Without extreme actions, Árneshreppur in Strandir in Iceland’s West Fjords will be deserted. This is the conclusion of a two day local summit.

Two of the group removing an old net from the beach.

Three tons of garbage gathered at Hornstrandir nature reserve

30 May A group of 30 volunteers went to Hornstrandir nature reserve last weekend, one of the most remote places in Iceland, and gathered 3 tons of garbage that had washed ashore.

Hornstrandir, the northernmost part of Iceland.

Top 22 things to see and do in the West Fjords

24 Apr There is no area in Iceland quite like the West Fjords. There are not many people, either locals or tourists. The roads take you from high mountain peaks down to narrow valleys with breath taking view, beautiful nature, waterfalls and birdlife.

Guests attending the popular Aldrei fór ég suður music festival in Ísafjörður.

Easter weekend in Iceland: Skiing and rock and roll

12 Apr There's plenty to do outside of Reykjavik at Easter. One of the most beloved music festivals of the year, Aldrei fór ég suður takes place in Ísafjörður and it coincides with official ski week.


Video: Life on a tiny remote island in Iceland

27 Mar "I don‘t feel as though I‘m isolated here, it doesn‘t annoy me. If the weather is bad I can‘t go anywhere but that‘s just fine. It doesn‘t bother me at all," says Svavar Baldursson, farmer on the island of Vigur in the straits of Ísafjörður in the West Fjords.

Fish farming is a rapidly growing industry in Iceland.

Farmed fish escapes from pens in Iceland

20 Feb Recently a large hole was found on one of the pens of a fish farm in the West Fjords. It’s not yet known how much fish has escaped. Anglers fear the effect on the ecosystem, on wild salmon and trout.

The locals at Grímsey island are hoping for a ferry with groceries today.

Supplies running low in remote Iceland due to storm

29 Dec Supplies are running low in stores in many remote parts of Iceland as last days storms have rendered much of Iceland impassable for trucks, airplanes or ferries.

Hornstrandir's characteristic is mountains and high, steep cliffs.

10 facts about Hornstrandir, the most remote part of Iceland

25 Dec Hornstrandir are the northernmost part of the West Fjords, one of the worst accessible parts of Iceland. Today it’s popular to take hiking trips through the awesome mountains, surrounded by nothing other than nature.

Hálfdán Pedersen studied film production in Los Angeles and now works as both a set designer and an interior designer with a strong focus on salvaged material.

"The house became a total obsession" - interview with interior designer Hálfdan Pedersen

17 Oct Icelandic film set and interior designer Hálfdan Pedersen became enchanted by a neglected old house in the tiny village of Flateyri in the remote Icelandic West Fjords twelve years ago. Today, his stunning renovation of the home using only recycled materials has been published in a book called Scandinavia Dreaming.

Ben Aff­leck visiting Iceland for Justice League movie

10 Oct US film star Ben Aff­leck will soon be visiting Iceland, where scenes of the new Justice League movie will be shot.

PHOTOS: Flying from Reykjavik to Ísafjörður

PHOTOS: Flying from Reykjavik to Ísafjörður

11 Aug 2016 While road trips are probably the most popular way of travelling around Iceland, flying also has its special charm.

Could dead polar bear’s cubs be in Iceland?

19 Jul 2016 An Icelandic coast guard helicopter has been dispatched to Iceland’s West Fjords in search of polar bear cubs potentially belonging to the animal shot and killed in North Iceland at the weekend.

Numerous incidents of Iceland sheep road deaths

1 Jul 2016 Police in the West Fjords regions of Iceland have received 44 reports over the last two months of sheep being hit by cars and left dead on the side of the road.

The poachers caught red-handed hauling in fishing nets.

Horror in West Fjords as poachers "kill everything that moved"

6 Jun 2016 A tour operator stumbled upon a very unpleasant scene on Saturday in the Hornstrandir nature reserve. Five poachers had squatted a rescue cabin leaving behind a seal carcass, equipped with guns, nets and fishing rods and "had obviously intended to kill everything that moved."

The valley of Flatey with fog coming in from the ocean.

Photography: A journey with a head

5 Jun 2016 Morgunblaðið photographer Árni Sæberg celebrated his sixtieth birthday earlier this week and on this occasion he published a series of photos he captured all across Iceland ten years ago. There's one abstract twist: Accompanying him on the journey was the head of a mannequin.


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