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Icelandic reindeer in winter.

Warning: Reindeer traffic in East and South East Iceland

14 Dec The Iceland Road Administration and the East Iceland Nature Research Centre would like to warn drivers to look out for reindeer crossing roads in East and South East Iceland.

A nacreous cloud over the city.

Nacreous cloud over Reykjavik this morning

8 Dec This morning, a beautiful nacreous cloud could be seen in the early hours over Reykjavikin the eastern part of the dawn sky.

Rafnsson, "The Vermin" with his captured sea eagle, soon to be released back from captivity.

Rescued sea-eagle doing well

5 Dec "The eagle is looking pretety good now and there's nothing that points to the fact that has something broken," says Snapchat star Snorri Rafnsson. Rafnsson caught the eagle in a dramatic rescue last week near Ólafsvík with the help of his father.

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VIDEO: Dramatic Sea-Eagle rescue in Iceland

2 Dec A frail Sea-Eagle was rescued in West-Iceland on Thursday by professional outdoorsman and Icelandic Snapchat star, Snorri Rafnsson. See the video of the dramatic capture.

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Bernie- the first hedgehog in Iceland

13 Nov Bernie the African hedgehog is the first hedgehog ever to have been imported to Iceland. His owner is Eszter Tekla Fekete who moved to Iceland with her family from Hungary.

Sigurður Jónsson the sailor is called Búbbi.

Nature sailing in the high north

5 Nov Sigurður Jónsson, also known as Búbbi from Ísafjörður, treats the clients on his schooner like good guests and travelling companions as he shows them the magnificent Icelandic nature from the point of view of the sailor that he is.

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.

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