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Grábrók is one of the best known mountain in West Iceland, even though it's very small.

20 places to see in West Iceland

21 May There are so many different things to see and do in West Iceland. With interesting historical places, diverse nature with beautiful waterfalls, lava fields, glaciers and high mountains, you could easily stay there for your whole vacation and never get bored.

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.

Tourists at Seljalandsfoss.

Travel agencies predict decline in bookings to Iceland in 2018

17 May Representatives of travel agency Studiosus, who offer trips to Iceland, expect that the high prices will deter people from booking trips next year. This is reported by travel website Turisti.is who add that British travel agency Discover the World are predicting the same thing.

WOW's new airbus will be flying to Israel.

Icelandic airline WOW air to fly to Israel

17 May On Monday, WOW Air announced a new destination, Tel Aviv in Israel. Flights commence on September 12th.

Árni Tryggvason is a guide, a SAR team member, a photographer and now a writer.

A new guide book for tourists on how to behave in Iceland

14 May "What, where and how," is a new and complete guidebook in English written for tourists by guide Árni Tryggvason who bases the book on his extensive experience.

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.

The  Crystal Symphony and  Mein Schiff at Reykjavik harbour last summer.

Record number of cruise ships to Reykjavik this summer

3 May This summer marks a record for the number of cruise ships expected to dock at Reykjavik harbour, a total of 155.

Thousands of points of nature sites, historic places, and road side services are provided by the new travel app.

New App launched for travelling in Iceland

10 Apr Iceland Travel is launching the Iceland Travel Companion app which is exclusive to those customers who join one of its 38 Self Drive Tours or Road Trips. The app shows in great detail the customer's journey in Iceland, hotel itinerary, and approximately 2,500 of points of interest.

Svartifoss waterfall is a popular destination.

Iceland 2nd on Telegraph’s list of best countries in Europe

29 Mar In a survey by The Telegraph readers were asked to list European countries they most enjoyed visiting. On a list of 20 countries, Iceland ranks number two.

It can be dangerous to stop a car on the road.

ICRA considering making more lay-bys on Icelandic roads

22 Mar The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration (ICRA) is considering building more lay-bys on Icelandic roads to service tourists. They are currently working on a survey to find out where tourists are most likely to stop on the edge of the road.

Flights to Iceland from 78 destinations

3 Mar It‘s never been easier to get to Iceland. This year, 27 commercial airlines fly to Iceland from 78 destinations all over Europe and North America. This is a big leap from last year when the destinations were mere 46, and 18 back in 2007.

Akureyrarkirkja Church is one if Akureyri's most distinct landmarks.

20 things to see and do in Akureyri

26 Feb Akureyri is often named the capital of North Iceland. It's by far the biggest town outside of the capital area, and there is plenty to see and do there. Here's a list of our top 20 things to see and do in Akureyri.

First gay cruise around Iceland

15 Feb This summer is the first time that a gay cruise around Iceland is offered.

The Akraborg ferry docking at Akranes.

Direct boat trips between Akranes and Reykjavík

10 Feb Direct boat trips between Reykjavik and Akranes, a small town on the West coast of Iceland will begin on June 1st and take place until October 1st.

Cars stopped along a snowy, icy highway.

Tourists park in middle of Iceland highways - "accidents waiting to happen"

1 Feb A video was shared on a tour operator Facebook site last weekend showing tourists stopping cars on the highway to look at horses or other sights.

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