Locals guide tourists around the island on a tractor.

Whale watching on a tractor on Hrísey Island

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.

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Continuous rain predicted for the next few days

The Iceland Met Office predicts a lot of wet weather in upcoming days. The upside is that temperatures are still fairly warm for the autumn season.

Ljósmyndari mbl.is og Morgunblaðsins tók þessa flottu mynd af norðurljósum við Skorradalsvatn.

Iceland "steals" Norway's Northern Lights for a MasterCard ad

Norwegian media have noted that a huge ad at Iceland's domestic airport saying welcome to Iceland actually features a photograph of Northern Lights in a Norwegian fjord.

NEVER DO THIS: A tourist risking her life at the powerful Gullfoss falls in South Iceland.

Tourist risks her life for a selfie at Gullfoss waterfall in Iceland

A tourist put herself in enormous danger in the rocks at Gullfoss waterfall in South Iceland for the purpose of a photograph.

Better bundle up on Saturday!

Storm expected on Saturday in Iceland

An area of low depression is on its way to Iceland and a storm is expected to hit on Saturday.

From spring onwards, there will be departures at noon to Amsterdam, Dublin, Paris and Copenhagen.

WOW air to offer noon flights

Icelandic low-cost airline WOW air have decided to put good use of the dead hours at Keflavik International Airport at noon by beginning direct flights to several cities in Europe this spring.

Austurbæjarbíó, an old cinema on Snorrabraut is now an exhibition space.

An old downtown cinema is transformed into exhibition for tourists

Austurbæjarbíó, or the East Reykjavik cinema on Snorrabraut has now been turned into an exhibition space for "Tales of Iceland," an exhibition on Icelandic history, nature and society.

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Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson.

Former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson to form new party before the elections

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, MP for the Progressive Party in Iceland and former PM, involved in the Panama Papers scandal last year, has left the party and is working on forming a new political force before the coming election.

The polls as they appeared in today's Morgunblaðið. The Independence Party is blue and the Left Green Movement is green.

Left Green Movement leads the polls

The Left Green Movement is the largest political party in Iceland acccording to a survey done for Morgunblaðið. The party enjoys 30 % of votes.

Tiny puffs of white: the video shot by Gunnar Freyr.

Hypnotic video of the annual sheep round ups in West Iceland

Icelandic photographer Gunnar Freyr Gunnarsson posted up a wonderful video of Icelandic sheep during the annual sheep round ups that clocked up 10 k likes in only one hour of being published.

Two men are in police custody.

Woman murdered in Reykjavik last night

A woman was murdered in West Reykjavik last night. Two men are in police custody.

Grensáskirkja church in Reykjavik.

Minister charged with sexual offences

A committee within the Icelandic national church dealing with sexual offences has sent three different cases forward to the church complaints board, all concerning the same minister.

The salad mouse case: Spanish spinach was the culprit

A report from the Reykjavik health authorities states that a baby mouse, found dead in a salad earlier this week, was inside a bag of spinach packaged in Spain. The spinach had not been washed at the restaurant.

Iceland's first all-inclusive fan convention announced

Nexus and Cosplay Iceland have just announced Iceland's first all-inclusive fan convention, Midgard, which will cover video games, books, comics, table top games, board games, cosplay, artists and other subjects.

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