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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Hveravellir is an area renowned for its natural hot springs.

Environmental assessment needed before tourist facilities rise in Hveravellir

An assessment report on the environmental impact of tourist facilities at Hveravellir in the Icelandic highlands needs to be reassessed according to laws on environmental assessment.

There were over 40 earthquakes at Kolbeinseyjahryggur north of Iceland yesterday.

Series of earthquakes north of Iceland

There has been a series of earthquakes 230 km north of Iceland since last night. There were over 40 small earthquakes and two have been measured over 4 on the Richter scale.

Many names and phrases are written on moss-covered hills in Iceland.

Moss “graffiti” in Iceland fixed

“Send nudes” written in moss in Iceland made headlines two weeks ago. Company Orka Náttúrunnar has now sent agents to fix the vandalism and plans to release a video to guide others in fixing vandalism of this kind.

The mudslide hit two houses in Seyðisfjörður

Mudslide and floods in East Iceland

There was heavy rain in East Iceland last weekend, which resulted in a mudslide in Seyðisfjörður and a flooded river in Eskifjörður.

The great brown trout caught in lake Þingvallavatn last night.

26 pound brown trout caught in lake Þingvallavatn

The population of brown trout that resides in lake Þingvallavatn can get very big, which makes it a popular lake for fishing. Last night Danish angler Nils Folmer Jörgensen caught a trout that weighed 26 pounds.

Mobile homes and caravans are not a good idea on the road in North and East Iceland tomorrow night.

Storm warning for North and East Iceland tomorrow

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a storm warning for tomorrow. The wind is expected to reach up to 35 m/s in East and North Iceland. Driving large vehicles in these parts of the country could be dangerous as they could be blown off the road.

Day Tours

Take a Walk on the Ice Side: Sólheimajökull Glacier

Take a Walk on the Ice Side: Sólheimajökull Glacier

From €152

A hike on Sólheimajökull glacier, stopping at Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss on the way back.
Duration: 10 hours.

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Aron Pálmarsson is a key player in the Icelandic National Team.

Icelandic handball star Aron Pálmarsson to join Barcelona

Clubs Barcelona, Kiel and PSG were all after Icelandic handball star Aron Pálmarsson. According to Spanish media El Mundo Deportivo his decision to join Barcelona was affected by his girlfriend wanting to live there.

The police say it's a certain that much of the prostitution in Iceland is connected to crime syndicates.

Immense increase in prostitution in Iceland

According to Snorri Birgisson of the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police most of the women are foreign. The police say it’s a certain it’s connected to crime syndicates.

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson

Iceland's strongest man, The Mountain, accused of domestic violence

At least two Icelandic companies are reconsidering their promotional contracts with Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, best known for his role as The Mountain in the Game of Thrones series following accusations in media of violence towards two ex-girlfriends.

The ships sailed in memory of the men who died in 1942.

A convoy of battleships sails up Hvalfjörður to commemorate the PQ17 convoy in 1942

Six battleships and one submarine sailed from Faxaflói bay from Reykjavík up Hvalfjörður on Friday to commemorate that 75 years have passed since the allied convoy PQ17 was destroyed by Nazi submarines and ships in WWII.

Teikningar af Reykjavíkurhjartanu og staðsetningu þess hafa ekki verið birtar opinberlega.

Giant heart-shaped Ferris wheel to rise in Reykjavik

Shoe designer Marta Jonsson plans to build a giant heart-shaped Ferris wheel in Reykjavik. She says it will offer more than similar wheels in other cities, with view over mountains and nature as well as the city, and Northern Lights in winter.

Shelagh Donov­an was killed in a terrible accident at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon when an amphibious vehicle reversed into her, killing her instantly.

Widower of woman killed in Jökulsárlón accident feels sorry for the driver

Canadian Michael Boyd who lost his wife in a terrible accident at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in 2015 blames a total lack of safety precautions at the site for his wife's death and adds that he feels sorry for the young man who ran her over, a man who now could face up to six years in prison for manslaughter.

Secret Solstice music festival took place in Reykjavik last weekend.

Music: Experiencing the Secret Solstice festival for the first time

From the beginning, Secret Solstice has been at the top of the list for hip outdoor music festivals in Iceland. I attended for the first time last weekend. It was everything I expected and more.

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Aurora Reykjavík, The Northern Lights Center

Aurora Reykjavík, The Northern Lights Center

Reykjavík´s West Harbour

Wed 28 Jun , 09:00–21:00 (and later)