News Tagged with “North Iceland”

Drawing images into the crater is a popular pastime it seems.

Giant penis drawn into an Iceland crater

9 Aug Almost daily, people walk into the Hverfjall crater and draw some kind of image or write in it. Every other day the Environmental Agency have to send people to remove it.

Eric Clapton with his giant salmon on Friday.  .

Eric Clapton catches enormous salmon in Iceland

8 Aug One of the summer's biggest salmons to be caught was caught by no other than British musician Eric Clapton on Friday in the Vatnsdalsá river. The salmon measured 105 centimetres and it took Clapton 40 minutes to land it.

Hljóðaklettar is a popular tourist destination in North East Iceland.

Another tragedy in Iceland as tourist falls to his death in Hljóðaklettar

10 Jul A foreign tourist fell to his death in Hljóðaklettar, North Iceland last weekend. He fell down a cliff, 15-20 metres high. This was the second fatal accident this weekend, the other was a tourist climbing Mount Kirkjufell in Snæfellsnes peninsula

Fosshótel Mývatn also features a restaurant seating 120 people and an on-site bar with views of the lake.

New hotel opens at Lake Mývatn in North Iceland

8 Jul The spectacular natural beauty of Iceland’s Lake Mývatn is now the site of a new hotel, Fosshótel Mývatn.

Hvítserkur is one of the best known natural pearls of the area.

“Dangerous” road North West Iceland’s jewels

29 Jun Vatnsnes peninsula in North West Iceland is best known for an impressive basalt stack called Hvítserkur and a volcanic plug named Borgarvirki. The road around the peninsula has been described by the local municipality as “unacceptably bad and is dangerous for those who use it.”

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The silence in remote Icelandic village a relief

18 Jun Two American artists met in an Art residency in a small village in North Iceland, they ended up collaborating on a video, featuring pictures from one and music from the other.

The sword was found in a boat grave located by the sea, which had already removed a part of the boat.

Iceland Viking Grave: “A bigger find than we believed”

16 Jun “The two boats and the size of the grave is on a bigger scale than we’ve seen in the past years. We don’t know we might find there,” says archaeologist Hildur Gestsdóttir who is leading the excavation where a Viking sword and two boat graves were found.

The excavation area.

Ancient Viking sword discovered in pagan boat grave in Iceland

15 Jun A Viking sword from the 9th or 10th century was discovered in pagan boat grave at Dysnes, North Iceland. Archaeologists are competing with the sea in excavating the area. A part of the boat has already been lost to the sea.

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.

The hot tub outside the spa

Iceland‘s first beer spa opened yesterday

2 Jun Iceland’s first beer spa opened up at Árskógssandur, North Iceland yesterday. The spa is connected to Kaldi, Iceland’s oldest working microbrewery.

Lúlli the lamb loves cuddling up with Hekla, four months old. Both wear diapers.

Tiny Icelandic lamb gains a new family and becomes an internet star

1 Jun Lúlli the Icelandic lamb was born prematurely and his chances of survival were slim. However, after being fostered by the family at Sandar in Miðfjörður in North Iceland.

Locals guide tourists around the island on a tractor.

Whale watching on a tractor on Hrísey Island

30 May At Hrísey Island the guided tours and whale watching are operated on a tractor. Hrísey is located in North Iceland and even though the island does not stand high, the view of the mountains that frame in the surrounding fjord is amazing.

The biosphere in lake Mývatn is in many ways unique.

18 pictures of magical Mývatnssveit in North Iceland

14 May Mývatnssveit is an area of extremes in North Iceland. Lake Mývatn with its deep blue colour surrounded by old craters, bubbling clay in Námaskarð geothermal area. The green vegetation in the warm summers and blue of the biting frost in winter.

Drangey Island soon to open for the summer

9 May The port at Drangey Island in North Iceland is being rebuilt after winter storms. Drangey is one of the biggest colony of puffins in the area, and a popular destination to explore nature for both local and foreign tourists. Locals from the area also visit the island to gather eggs and hunt.

The pilot doesn't seem to have had much time to react and land the plane.

Emergency airplane landing on a road in North Iceland

9 May A small airplane had lost power when flying close to Akureyri, North Iceland. The pilot managed to land it on a road south of the town. A teacher and an aviator student were aboard the plane and both were unharmed after the incident.

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