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Deildartunguhver is Europe's most powerful hot spring

Self-drive tour to Borgarfjörður, West Iceland

15 Apr One packed day with a visit to a lava gave, the most powerful hot spring in Europe, goat and horse petting, waterfalls, history and great food. What more can you ask in Iceland? And all in one day!

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Colours and lava formations in Víðgelmir lava cave

14 Apr A visit to Víðglemir lava cave is an amazing experience, the colours, lava formations and in winter, icicles are nothing short of stunning. Comparing lava caves to other caves is “like comparing ice hockey to figure skating because they both take place on ice,” says tour operator.

Travellers driving in West Iceland today are encouraged to take care.

Very windy in West Iceland today

23 Mar Holtavörðuheiði mountain road is partially closed as a shipping container blew off a truck. The roads around Reykjavik mostly all passable, but take care as it’s very windy. The weather at the Golden Circle is fine, but the roads are covered with snow and ice.

The tourists struggling in the waves today.

Tourists dice with death in Djúpalónssandur, West Iceland

13 Mar A group of foreign tourists in Iceland were in grave danger today when some of them ran after a huge wave at the famous Djúpalónssandur pebble beach in Snæfellsnes. A wave caught the people and carried them far into the beach.

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 Akraborg ferry docking at Akranes.

Direct boat trips between Akranes and Reykjavík

10 Feb Direct boat trips between Reykjavik and Akranes, a small town on the West coast of Iceland will begin on June 1st and take place until October 1st.

Leftovers of Hurricane Nicole to hit Iceland on Wednesday

17 Oct The calm, relatively warm weather currently being enjoyed in Iceland is expected to make way for windy and stormy conditions on Wednesday – at least for southern and western parts of the country.

PHOTOS: Last-minute dash to catch Northern Lights in West Iceland

3 Oct “After dark, the sky was just green – north, south, east and west. For over 6-7 hours I took pictures.”

Forty roses to commemorate Pourquoi pas? Iceland shipwreck

16 Sep Forty roses were thrown into the sea at Straumfjörður, West Iceland, in a ceremony held yesterday to commemorate the forty sailors who drowned when their ship sank there eighty years ago today.

The sculpture outside the Akranes Folk Museum.

“Thank you for your courage, Iceland”

31 Aug A new Estonian work of art has been unveiled in the West Iceland town of Akranes – as a token of thanks from the artist for the courage shown by Iceland in helping shaping the modern history of Estonia.

VIDEO: The real star of Fast 8 – Iceland!

7 Jun The producers of the new Fast and Furious 8 film have released a 48-second video featuring footage from some of the scenes filmed in Iceland.

Glacier tours and caving: walk on the wild side!

31 May The Icelandic landscape is peppered with breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and caves. The largest glacier, Vatnajökull, is one of Europe’s largest and covers 8% of the entire country country.

Grótta lighthouse, Reykjavik.

PHOTOS: Capturing the perfect Iceland shot

4 May These stunning pictures of well-known Icelandic landmarks were taken by German photographer Alexander Müller.

Here you can camp all year round protected from the Icelandic elements.

Camp inside a greenhouse in Iceland!

15 Apr 2016 A novelty camping idea in Iceland are the so-called Hobbit houses in Borgarfjörður, where you can pitch up your tent inside geothermally heated greenhouses.

The Snæfellsjökull glacier is said to be one of the seven great energy centres of the earth, and has been attributed various mysterious powers.

Stunning red sunset at Snæfellsjökull glacier

14 Apr 2016 Spring is most definitely in the air in Iceland with warmer temperatures and sunny skies. The evenings are increasingly brighter and last night, our photographer captured this stunning image of the mysterious Snæfellsjökull glacier at sunset.

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