From Keflavík International Airport.

Number of Tourists in Iceland Down by 20 Percent

two days ago The number of tourists in Iceland in May was 173,000, representing a 17 percent decrease from the same period last year,

Sounds Hot? Floating Pools and Geothermal Tea

9 Jul Floating pools, beer brewed with geothermal water, and geothermal tea – all this will be on offer at new nature baths, Vök Baths.

Surtsey island. The assistants will take pictures from the air.

Scientists and Flying Assistants to Surtsey

9 Jul A group of scientists will be traveling to Surtsey island later this month, bringing along two flying assistants, one of them winged.

The majestic iceberg, looking mysterious in the fog. It is estimated that only one fifth to one-seventh of it is above sea level.

Majestic Iceberg West of West Fjords

7 Jul There was surprise in store for Morgunblaðið photographer Eggert Jóhannesson and journalist Skúli Halldórsson when they were offered to accompany the crew of TF-SIF, northwest of the West Fjords.

Ice cave in Langjökull glacier. The picture was taken in 2004.

Want to Dig Tunnel in Race Against Time

5 Jul The company Mountaineers of Iceland has been granted permission to dig a 100-m (328-ft) ice tunnel into the south part of Langjökull glacier.

Vatnajökull glacier.

Vatnajökull National Park on World Heritage List

5 Jul The 43rd session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Baku, Azerbaijan, has just approved to inscribe Vatnajökull National Park on the World Heritage List.

Helena, a park ranger in Þjórsárdalur, throwing away the last of 3,219 rocks from a "wart" near Hjálparfoss waterfall.

Tourists ‘Warts’ Removed by Park Rangers

5 Jul Park rangers in Iceland have been busy lately removing warts - tourists’ “warts,” that is.

From Keflavík International Airport.

Departures from KEF Airport Down by 16.7 Percent

4 Jul There were 195,000 foreign tourist departures from Keflavík International Airport in June - 39,000 fewer than in June last year.

From Vatnajökull National Park.

Number of Park Visitors Could Be Limited

4 Jul The number of visitors to Vatnajökull National Park could be limited in certain areas and a limited number of operating licenses issued to companies wishing to offer services there.

Svalvogavegur road, by Hrafnholur. Not for people afraid of heights.

Iceland’s Scariest Road

1 Jul The scariest road in Iceland may be Svalvogavegur road, along the coast between Dýrafjörður and Arnarfjörður fjords in the West Fjords.

Ýmir (center) and Hrefna (far left), in the company of friends and the founders of California Wine Masters.

‘Said They’d Make Us Famous in Hollywood’

30 Jun “We got a great reception,” Ýmir Björgvin Arthúrsson, co-owner of Magical Iceland – Food and Wine Tours.

The famous sphere moves slowly.

Visit Grímsey by 2047

27 Jun “Orbis et Globus,” meaning Circle and Sphere, an eight-ton concrete sphere, marking the Arctic Circle on the northern tip of Grímsey island, off the north coast of Iceland, is under heavy criticism from some of the islanders for its location.

Preparing to pull the vehicle out of the river.

Close Call When Vehicle Floats Down Krossá

24 Jun A foreign couple, traveling in Þórsmörk, the Icelandic highlands, narrowly escaped when trying to cross the river Krossá in their vehicle.

Vandals Leave Ugly Marks on Mountain

19 Jun Vandals have carved names and other inscriptions into the tuff of Helgafell mountain in Hafnarfjörður, causing damage that may take decades or centuries to heal.

Two cruise ships visited the island on Saturday.

Spellbound Tourists on Grímsey Miss Ferry

19 Jun “There is something special about this island. Here, time is somehow irrelevant.”




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