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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.

The tourists left ugly tyre marks on the mountain.

Tourists fined 1750 USD for off road driving in Iceland

19 Dec Two tourists were fined 200 thousand kronas (1750 USD / EUR 1675), that is, 100 thousand each, for off road driving in the slopes of Hverafjall near Mývatn in North Iceland last Tuesday.

VIDEO: A drone homage to Iceland, land of water and light

13 Dec Iceland Monitor reader David Leiter has kindly sent us this spectacular video featuring drone footage of some of Iceland’s most beautiful natural landscapes.

Bláfjöll offers a chair lift and a couple of tow lifts.

Bláfjöll ski resort could open soon

22 Nov If it continues to snow, the Bláfjöll skiing area just outside of Reykjavik could open soon for the winter skiing season.

An arctic tern.

Iceland: A bird watcher's paradise

19 Nov Iceland is well regarded as a bird-watching paradise and is both home and migratory destination to many birds, both sea faring and land-based.

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