Clear skies above Öræfajökull volcano on February 22.

Sleeping Volcano

28 Feb This colorful satellite picture of Öræfajökull volcano, Southeast Iceland, was taken on Monday.

Common loons by Veiðivötn lakes in the highlands.

Floating Nest to Be Installed for Loon

21 Feb There are plans to install a floating nest or platform in Vantsdalsvatn lake.

Ad Campaigns Aimed at Vaccinated Tourists

15 Feb Since vaccinations for COVID-19 are underway in Europe and the US, Icelandic businesses and institutions in the tourism industry are preparing advertising campaigns, aimed toward people who have been vaccinated and are planning to travel.

Dettifoss waterfall.

‘Otherworldly’ Vatnajökull National Park Deemed Europe’s Second Best

13 Feb Vatnajökull National Park ranks second among Europe’s national parks in 2021 on TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best list.

A view of the bridge.

Risk of Flood Continues in Glacial River

8 Feb The bridge over the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, Northeast Iceland, has for the past few days been open in daylight only.

Jökulsá á Fjöllum.

Ring Road Closed by Glacial River

2 Feb Ring Road 1 has been closed by the bridge over the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum.

The bridge over Jökulsá á Fjöllum.

Bridge to Be Crossed in Daylight Only

2 Feb The bridge over the glacial river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, Northeast Iceland, on Ring Road 1, remains open in daylight only.

From the video.

Screaming Tourists Campaign Receives Digiday Award

1 Feb The marketing campaign Let it Out, released by Inspired Iceland last summer, received a Digiday Award January 28 for the best creative campaign/program.

From Guðlaug, before COVID-19 spread to Iceland.

Guðlaug Pool Nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award

30 Jan The natural pool Guðlaug on Langisandur beach, in Akranes, West Iceland, has been nominated for the 2022 Mies van der Rohe Award.

Akureyri Airport.

Want to Attract Wealthy Tourists to North Iceland

27 Jan Tourism industry officials in Iceland would like to be able to receive small groups of wealthy tourists, who could travel to Akureyri, North Iceland, by private jet.

Tourists by Strokkur, South Iceland.

Hotel Operators Expect Another ‘Summer of Icelanders’

20 Jan Most hotel operators in Iceland interviewed by Morgunblaðið are prepared for mainly domestic demand this summer.

Tourists in the Geysir hotspring area.

Iceland Likely to Remain Popular Destination for Americans

20 Jan Year after year, the largest group of tourists visiting Iceland has been US citizens.

Looking majestic.

Fabulous Gyrfalcon Delights Photographer

17 Jan Photographer Alex Máni Guðríðarson, who specializes in photographing birds, had the good fortune at the beginning of the year to spot a gyrfalcon by Hlíðarvatn lake in Selvogur, Southwest Iceland.

From the sauna.

Iceland’s Largest Sauna Comes with Ocean View

13 Jan Sky Lagoon geothermal baths, under construction on Kársnes point in Kópavogur, in the capital area, will boast Iceland’s largest sauna.

The northern lights, seen from Straumsvík, Southwest Iceland.

Northern Lights - Night after Night

12 Jan The northern lights have put on one evening show after another in recent nights.




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