News Tagged with “Glaciers”

The lagoon is beneath Skaftárkatlar in Vatnajökull glacier

Research on sub-glacial lakes might help find life on icy moons

10 Jul A new strain of bacteria found in a lake underneath Vatnajökull, Iceland’s greatest glacier, revealed how life might thrive in sub-surface oceans on the icy moons around Saturn and Jupiter, according to Phys.org.

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Video: New interactive glacier exhibit opens in Reykjavik's Pearl building

30 Jun Now you can experience being in an ice cave whilst in Reykjavik as a new exhibition on glaciers opened at The Pearl.

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Kit Harington on Iceland: Saw global warming with my own eyes

30 Jun Actor Kit Harington who plays Jon Snow on The Game of Thrones series spoke to Time Magazine about the new series, filmed again partly in Iceland. He says he saw global warming with his own eyes in Iceland and that it was terrifying.

Hikers on Mýrdalsjökull, South Iceland.

Iceland's glaciers - giants of nature

19 May Iceland is covered by over 4,500 square miles of glaciers, and they are located in all of the nation’s regions. The largest, Vatnajökull, is Europe’s largest glacier and covers a staggering 8% of the country.

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.

From October 2015.

WARNING: Glacial outburst flood in South Iceland

8 Sep The Icelandic Met Office has issued a warning of a ‘minor’ glacial outburst flood affecting the South Iceland river of Skaftá.

Powerful quakes hit Iceland’s Katla volcano

29 Aug A series of earthquakes struck the South Iceland volcano of Katla last night – two of them well over magnitude 4 in strength.

Bláfjallakvísl visible on the right of this picture.

Glacier water travel warning in South Iceland

24 Aug Travellers are advised to exercise caution if travelling in the vicinity of Bláfjallakvísl in South Iceland, due to a glacier river flood originating from the Mýrdálsjökull glacier.

Threat of gas pollution from South Iceland glacial river flood

12 Jul 2016 A minor glacial river flood is under way in South Iceland – with authorities warning of gas pollution at the river source.

Glacier tours and caving: walk on the wild side!

31 May 2016 The Icelandic landscape is peppered with breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and caves. The largest glacier, Vatnajökull, is one of Europe’s largest and covers 8% of the entire country country.

The Snæfellsjökull glacier is said to be one of the seven great energy centres of the earth, and has been attributed various mysterious powers.

Stunning red sunset at Snæfellsjökull glacier

14 Apr 2016 Spring is most definitely in the air in Iceland with warmer temperatures and sunny skies. The evenings are increasingly brighter and last night, our photographer captured this stunning image of the mysterious Snæfellsjökull glacier at sunset.

Do you know this man? A New Zealander who lost his camera four years ago on an Icelandic glacier.

Video camera found on Skaftafellsjökull glacier -looking for its owner

12 Apr 2016 A German tourist found a video camera on Skaftafellsjökull last summer lost by a New Zealander four years ago. The camera is still searching for its owner.

The rock visible outside the opening to this cave was 100 metres inside of it a year ago.

PHOTOS: Is climate change wiping out Iceland’s glaciers?

17 Mar 2016 “The Breiðamerkurjökull glacier has receded by 600 metres in just twelve months. I have never seen such a large chunk of glacier disappear in one year.”

Photo: Skarpi

Tying the knot in an Icelandic glacier cave

8 Mar 2016 Happy couple Mari and Anthony, from the UK, decided to tie the knot in what is becoming one of Iceland’s most iconic tourist destinations, Into the Glacier.

Ice caves attracting ever more visitors

2 Mar 2016 Into the Glacier features the world’s longest man-made ice tunnel – 800 metres long and reaching down to a depth of 30 metres – and was opened in summer 2014.

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