The biggest island is called Heimaey.

15 things to see and do in Westman Islands

The Westman Islands are a stunning place to visit, with beautiful nature steeped in history and culture. There is even a local brewery and it’s home to one of the highest rated restaurants in Iceland.

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PICTURES: Stunning Northern Lights over a deserted village

Stunning pictures of the Northern Lights taken by the lighthouse in Kálfhamarsvík, a deserted village in North Iceland. The pictures were taken by one of the local police officers who is also an amateur photographer.

There will be some delays today due to the incident.

Keflavik International Airport cleared

Keflavik International Airport in Iceland was just now cleared of people. Everyone in the airport had to leave and are now waiting go through security again. The reason was basically a simple mistake. This will entail some delays on flights.

Svartifoss waterfall is a popular destination.

Iceland 2nd on Telegraph’s list of best countries in Europe

In a survey by The Telegraph readers were asked to list European countries they most enjoyed visiting. On a list of 20 countries, Iceland ranks number two.

Hekla looking innocent with a cover of snow. Recent measurements indicate that it could blow at any moment.

Hekla shows signs of eruption

"Most measurements that we have today indicate that Hekla is ready for an eruption, but we do not know what factor will set the eruption off," says geophysicist Páll Einarsson at the University of Iceland.

The photo was taken by farmer Þorsteinn Oddsson at Heiði in Rangárvellir. He died in 2008. The photo is taken at 7 am on March 29th in 1947 when the eruption had begun twenty minutes earlier. This unique and historic photograph has never been published before.

Unique photo of Hekla eruption published for the first time

Today marks the seventieth anniversary of the biggest eruption in the famous Hekla volcano in latter age. The eruption began on March 29th, 1947 and lasted until April 1948.

A certified coach stop at Hverfisgata.  A new committee has called for many more such stops as now, coaches are randomly stopping at hotels and guesthouses in the city centre, blocking traffic.

Tourist coaches wreaking havoc in city centre

Coaches picking up or dropping off tourists to hotels and apartments in the Reykjavik city centre are causing traffic problems. A new committee has been formed to control coach traffic in this area.

Day Tours

Golden Circle Classic

Golden Circle Classic

From €69

A leisurely tour of Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss waterfall and Geysir geothermal area.
Duration: 8.5 hours.

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Kjartan Bjarni Björgvinsson, director of the Special Investigation Commission of the Icelandic Parliament and  Finnur Þór Vilhjálmsson, who also works for the commission.

Serious fraud and deception of Icelandic Government in sale of Agricultural bank

The Special Investigation Commission of the Icelandic Parliament released a report yesterday stating that they have proved that the Icelandic Government was deceived both before and after the sale of the Agricultural Bank of Iceland (Búnaðarbankinn) to German Bank Hauck & Auf­häuser.

“How deep could this Icelandic talent pool possibly be?”

Iceland won Ireland 1:0 in a friendly football match between the two nations, to the surprise of many as Iceland was missing many star players. Irish journalist wonders if the coach simply offered a free trip to Dublin to anyone willing to participate in the match.

SAR teams search for tourists who lost their car

A group of tourists called the South Iceland police shortly before 1 am last night as they had become lost near the famous plane wreck on Sólheimasandur. They had walked to the wreck and couldn't find their car again.

The effect of Icelandic National Team's success on Icelandic society are considerable.

Baby boom in Iceland 9 months after EURO 2016 success

Iceland was captivated by the National Men’s Football Team’s success in the EURO 2016. Nine months of the legendary win against England, a record number of babies were born.

Jóhannesson will have a personal meeting with Putin on Thursday.

Icelandic President on his way to meet with Putin

Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson is now travelling to Arkhangelsk in Russia to participate in a conference called The Arctic: Ter­ritory of Dia­logue along with Sauli Niinisto, President of Finland, and Vladimir Putin, President of Russia.

Members of the Ásatrú religion in Iceland conducting a ceremony for the spirit guardians of Iceland.

Enormous increase in Pagan Ásatrú religion in Iceland

Since 2014 there has been a 50% increase in registered members of the Ásatrú pagan religious movement in Iceland which worships the ancient Norse gods such as Ódin, Thor and Freyja.

Canadian artist Steven Nederveen hosts workshop in Iceland

The painting Ocean crossing was created by Canadian artist Steven Nederveen for the Canadian Embassy in Iceland in celebration of Canada's 150th Anniversary. Nederveen will be hosting a workshop in Iceland on March 28th in Akureyri and March 30th in Reykjavik.

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Bout: Q&A - Hlynur Hallsson and Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir

Bout: Q&A - Hlynur Hallsson and Ósk Vilhjálmsdóttir

Hafnarhús - Reykjavík Art Museum

Thu 30 Mar , 20:00–21:00