News Tagged with “Nature”

Ducklngs on Lake Tjörnin yesterday.

Don't feed the ducks at Lake Tjörnin this summer!

yesterday The City of Reykjavik has issued a plea for citizens to stop feeding bread to the ducks on Lake Tjörnin in the city centre. Feeding the ducks at this time of year attracts seagulls to the lake -or pond, if you like, and the tiny ducklings that are now hatching are easy prey for seagulls.

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.

The ducks in Húsavík.

A pair of Mandarin ducks decide to settle in Iceland's far north

18 May Locals of Húsavík, a town in North Iceland have been enjoying the sight of a pair of exotic visitors. Two male mandarin ducks have decided to move in to the town's botanical park.

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.

Icelandic explorer Vilborg Anna Gissurardóttir counts crossing the South Pole as one of her many accomplishments.

Dressing for the great outdoors in Iceland

25 Apr Icelandic mountaineer and explorer Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir says the constant changes in weather in Iceland should not be an obstacle to dressing in the right manner.

Dust storms coming from Mýrdalssandur sand flat yesterday.

Iceland dust plumes reach hundreds of kilometres out to sea

25 Apr A MODIS image published by NASA yesterday shows enormous dust plumes in Iceland reaching severeal kilometres out into the Atlantic ocean. The dust originates from Mýrdalssandur and Meðallandssandur sand flats.

Pure Nature makes four different supplements, and are developing more that will likely be on the market next year.

Supplements from free range sheep and handpicked herbs

17 Apr Ground up innards with handpicked Icelandic herbs sounds a bit… odd. But it might be a solution for a better health. Icelandic company Pure Natura makes supplements from these products inspired by tradition and working with Icelandic nature.

Icelandic nature has changed much in the last decades due to global warming.

Disaster in Icelandic nature

3 Apr Green vegetation has increased 80% in 30 years, birch trees are growing 8 times faster than they did in 1970 and sensitive ecosystems in moorlands will be lost in the next decades. Iceland is not untouched by global warming.

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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.

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