News Tagged with “West Iceland”

Mæsa and Theó at Stykkishólmur Slowly.

Is this Iceland's most charming coffee shop?

31 Aug Slowly is a micro-travel agency and coffee shop in Stykkishólmur in West Iceland. It's owned by friends María Jónasdóttir, known as Mæsa, and Theódóra Matthíasdóttir, known as Theó.

Finding a cheap place to stay in Iceland can be difficult.

Tourists knock on residents doors looking for a place to stay in West Iceland

21 Jun Guðrún Helga Árnadóttir who lives in the town of Borgarnes in West Iceland says that two French tourists knocked on her front door and asked to stay the night. She said no as she didn't know them and found this uncomfortable.

The ferry's name will be Akranes, like the town.

Ferry rides from Reykjavik to Akranes to start on Monday

14 Jun From next Monday and during summer, a ferry will ride between the centre of Reykjavik and the centre of Akranes three times a day. The ride is aimed at locals travelling for work or school, or tourists on a day trip.

The fire spread quickly as the moss was very dry.

Fire in national park started by a cigarette

13 Jun Fire caught in moss in Snæfellsjökull National Park in West Iceland, most likely caused by a lit cigarette someone threw away. The moss was dry and the fire spread quickly.

Andakílsá dam was built in was built in 1945-47.

Salmon fry accidentally killed off in Andakílsá River

7 Jun A dam in Andakílsá River was emptied, causing 15-18 thousand tons of sediment to flow down the river and fill up much of the river’s pools where salmon resides and spawns. Research has revealed that most of the salmon fry in the river is dead.

Gylfi Sigurðsson with his first salmon of the day.

Footballer Gylfi Sigurðsson lands the first salmon in Norðurá river

6 Jun Icelandic football player Gylfi Sigurðsson, a star of the Icelandic National Football team and of Swansea Football Club in Wales, landed the first salmon in Norðurá river last Saturday.

Grábrók is one of the best known mountain in West Iceland, even though it's very small.

20 places to see in West Iceland

21 May There are so many different things to see and do in West Iceland. With interesting historical places, diverse nature with beautiful waterfalls, lava fields, glaciers and high mountains, you could easily stay there for your whole vacation and never get bored.

Langisandur beach at Akranes is a popular spot for locals.

New high speed ferry to sail between Reykjavik and Akranes

2 May Local news outlet Skagafréttir reports that a fast ferry service will be available from Reykjavik to Akranes this summer.

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 2016 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.

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