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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.

Golden plover is one of Iceland's most beloved birds, featuring in numbers of songs and folk tales.

Spring has arrived in Iceland, according to folklore

27 Mar The first golden plover of the year has been spotted in South Iceland. The plover is a migrating and according to folklore, this means that spring has arrived in Iceland.

Hveravellir are known for the stunning colours.

Drastic changes planned at Hveravellir, in the Icelandic highlands

14 Mar There will be drastic changes to the scene of the Hveravellir highland nature reserve, known for its hot springs, over the next few years. Old buildings will be demolished and new buildings, a hotel and other lodging facilities for up to 120 people, will rise on the boarder of the nature reserve.

Snæfellsjökull Glacier, Snæfellsnes famous landmar, is visible from Reykjavik on a clear day.

Self drive winter day tour to Snæfellsnes Peninsula

5 Mar Snæfellsnes Peninsula is renowned for beautiful nature and charming villages. There are many things to do and see there, and most of them can be covered in a day trip from Reykjavik, even in winter as Iceland Monitor has tried and tested.

The couple felt a connection to Iceland, so strong that they dropped plans for a wedding in New Orleans to exchange vows in Iceland

Exchanged vows in Iceland and donated the wedding dress

21 Feb USA couple Richard and Shasten Hildebrand came to Iceland to exchange their vows and have the wedding photo shoot. Later they donated the wedding dress to the Icelandic Red Cross, “for someone to have the good fortune that we have.”

The Arctic Henge near Raufarhöfn, North Iceland.

The most beautiful video of Iceland?

21 Feb UNILAD just posted a video with the caption “The Most Beautiful Video You’ll Ever See”, and it’s from Iceland.

Tourists regularly create a road hazard by pulling up on the main highway to stop to pet horses.

New access facilities to pet horses in Iceland

14 Feb A horse farmer at Brú in South Iceland has now created a parking lot for tourists next to a horse enclosure where the animals can be petted at will.

Dynjandi is considered by many one of the most stunning waterfalls in Iceland.

PICTURES: Iceland's waterfalls

12 Feb There are many gorgeous waterfalls in Iceland. Here you can see Iceland Monitor's 20 favorite stunning photographs of waterfalls all over Iceland.

There are three rivers you can raft down in Iceland, two of them are family friendly. The third everything but.

River rafting in Iceland, some of the best in Europe

14 Jan There is no way to get to know Iceland quite like river rafting. Going down a glacier river on a small boat, looking up at a gorge the river has dug over the years and seeing the layers of Iceland. It is nothing short of an amazing experience.

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Interview: Adventurer Alex Bellini crosses Vatnajökull glacier

13 Jan Italian adventurer Alex Bellini is currently in Iceland. Bellini has rowed across both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and his next upcoming project is to dwell alone on an iceberg on the Greenland coast. First, however, he's going to cross Vatnajökull, Iceland's largest glacier.

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A glowing full moon over Reykjavik

11 Jan Anyone living or visiting Reykjavik may have noticed a bright full moon hovering over the city in this mornings tenebrous January sky.

Katla volcano in South Iceland.

Earthquake in Iceland’s Katla volcano

5 Jan An earthquake of magnitude 3,5 took place this morning in Katla, one of Iceland’s largest volcanoes.

Volcanoes, skyr and the Panama Papers: a 2016 Iceland retrospective

1 Jan As the new year begins, Iceland Monitor takes a look back over 2016 and some of its most popular news stories for each month. Which is your favourite?

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.

Snowboarding in front of Iceland's most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss.

Icelandic snowboarding champion snowboards around frozen waterfalls

19 Dec Icelandic snowboarding champion Eiríkur Helgason, known as Eiki, has created a new project called Ísland-Born, which includes a short documentary, a magazine, a video and a website, island-born.com.

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