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The iceberg looming on the horizon.

Iceberg visible from Iceland's West Fjords

27 Sep A large iceberg is visible from the weather station in Litlu-Árvík in the remote Strandir region in the West Fjords.

Réttir: The annual sheep round-ups begin

18 Sep One of Iceland's oldest cultural traditions is the annual sheep round up in September, an event called Réttir.

Scooner the Opal can be seen here in the middle of the astonishing iceberg.

Stunning iceberg spotted in Greenland waters

8 Sep Mbl.is journalist Hafþór Hreiðarsson took a week-long sailing trip on Icelandic scooner the Opal, operated by North Sailing last week.

Ravens flying over Reykjavik.

Over 3000 ravens hunted annually in Iceland

7 Sep The raven is in danger of extinction in Iceland, announced a surprising report by national broadcasting service Rúv last night. Over 3000 ravens are hunted every year, a figure which needs to be considerably limited according to the Institute of Natural History.

People are able once again to walk behind the waterfall.

Walking path at Seljalandsfoss waterfall reopens

6 Sep The access to Seljalandsfoss waterfall reopened this morning and a sign has been put up warning people about rockfall. On Saturday the path was closed off due to gigantic boulders plunging down onto the path.

Swans didn't appear to like being photographed by a drone.

Swan takes down a drone in Iceland

5 Sep A swan knocked down a drone flown by a group of Indian tourists yesterday in Iceland. Eye witness Bergsveinn Reynisson says that a gropu of 300 swans were flying when a drone appeared on their eye level.

Tourists at Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

Thanks God that nobody was killed at Seljalandsfall waterfall

4 Sep Kristján Ólafsson, chairman of the association of landowners at Seljalandsfoss waterfall says," I thank God that nobody was killed, that's of course the most important thing." Access to the waterfall has been closed off due to enormous rocks plunging from the cliffs above the falls.

The iceberg towers some 100 metres up into the sky. As comparison, the Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavik measures 74.5 metres).

Gigantic iceberg floats west of Iceland's West Fjords

31 Aug A huge iceberg rising over 100 metres above the ocean surface floated 50 nautical miles (93 kilometres) west of Látrabjarg in the West Fjords last night. The photograph was captured by sailor Haraldur Hjálmarsson at 8.30 pm.

Friends Leon Drannaschk from Berlin and islander Elmar Erlingsson brought in the eighth puffling yesterday to Sæheimar research centre to be weighed.

Puffling rescue time in the Westman Islands

24 Aug It's that time of year again in Iceland, the annual baby puffin, or puffling, rescue in the Westman Islands.

The Saturday events hosted by Sandar suðursins are open to the general public.

A magical lodge in Iceland to connect people with nature

6 Jul Töfrastaðir, or "magic farm" is a community that has just been given a piece of land in South Iceland for a project to increase environmental awareness and connect people with nature.

The mudslide hit two houses in Seyðisfjörður

Mudslide and floods in East Iceland

26 Jun There was heavy rain in East Iceland last weekend, which resulted in a mudslide in Seyðisfjörður and a flooded river in Eskifjörður.

Kolugljúfur is a deep and magnificent canyon in the Víðidalsá river.

One of Iceland's most dangerous places to visit steps up safety measures

7 Jun "We've been really worried that an accident is waiting to happen here. Tourists go right to the very edge and on top of that they stand on the bridge where there's heavy car traffic," says Örn Óli Andrésson, farmer at Bakki in Víðidalur, North West Iceland.

Two of the group removing an old net from the beach.

Three tons of garbage gathered at Hornstrandir nature reserve

30 May A group of 30 volunteers went to Hornstrandir nature reserve last weekend, one of the most remote places in Iceland, and gathered 3 tons of garbage that had washed ashore.

Park rangers putting up fences at Skógafoss.

Fences put up at Skógafoss waterfall

29 May Park rangers for the Iceland Environmental Agency have put up a fence at Skógafoss waterfall, a popular tourist attraction.

The landscape at Reykjarnes Peninsula is a bit alien.

14 places to visit on Reykjanes Peninsula

28 May The first mistake of many tourists visiting Iceland is to drive through Reykjanes Peninsula, to and from Keflavik Airport, without stopping. The alien landscape, bubbling mud pools, and stunning rocks and cliffs by the sea make it one of the most interesting areas in Iceland.

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