Helguvík Harbor, Southwest Iceland.

Want to Make Helguvík Harbor Suitable for NATO Vessels

20 Apr There is interest among officials at Reykjaneshafnir harbors to make Helguvík Harbor, on the Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, suitable for receiving NATO vessels.

From Bárðarbunga.

Earthquake in Bárðarbunga

20 Apr An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 hit the northeast part of the Bárðarbunga caldera, under the ice cap of Vatnajökull glacier, at 3:54 this morning.

The location of the earthquakes.

Earthquake of Magnitude 5.2 Hits Reykjanes

12 Mar An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 hit the Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, at 10:26 am today.

The shooting star, surrounded by northern lights.

Stunning Shooting Star and Northern Lights

2 Mar “I’ve seen many shooting stars, but none like this one.”

A view of the Eldvörp area.

Stay away from Caves in Reykjanes

25 Feb The Icelandic Met Office has issued a warning, stating that cave excursion in the Eldvörp area on the Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, could be life-threatening.

The Blue Lagoon is located just north of Þorbjörn mountain.

Measurements Show no Magma near Surface

30 Jan There is no indication of magma having accumulated near the surface of the earth in the vicinity of Grindavík, Southwest Iceland.

Grindavík, with Þorbjörn mountain in the background.

Grindavík Monitored Closely

29 Jan In order to better monitor developments in the Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, where scientists suspect that magna may be accumulating underneath the earth’s surface, additional monitoring equipment has been installed.

Seismic activity in Reykjanes. Green stars represent quakes in excess of magnitude 3.

Seismic Activity in Reykjanes Presented in 3D

29 Jan Bæring Gunnar Steinþórsson, computer scientist, has designed an interesting video, where seismic activity in Reykjanes is presented in 3D.

Þorbjörn mountain, located between Grindavík and the Blue Lagoon.

Planning to Be Prepared for the Worst

28 Jan “Many people are no doubt worried and anxious about the situation.”

From yesterday's town meeting in Grindavík.

‘We Cannot Take any Chances’

28 Jan Yesterday’s town meeting in Grindavík, on the Reykjanes peninsula, was very well attended.

The Blue Lagoon. Þorbjörn mountain is on the right. Scientists report that magma is possibly accumulating west of the mountain.

Blue Lagoon Reviews Contingency Plan

27 Jan The Blue Lagoon has reviewed its preparedness and contingency plans in response to reports of possible magma accumulation west of the nearby Þorbjörn mountain.

A green star indicates an earthquake of magnitude 3 or more.

Ten Earthquakes on Reykjanes Peninsula

16 Dec About ten earthquakes, of magnitude 3 to 3.7, have registered on the Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, since 8 am yesterday morning.

The landscape at Reykjarnes Peninsula is a bit alien.

14 places to visit on Reykjanes Peninsula

28 May 2017 The first mistake of many tourists visiting Iceland is to drive through Reykjanes Peninsula, to and from Keflavik Airport, without stopping. The alien landscape, bubbling mud pools, and stunning rocks and cliffs by the sea make it one of the most interesting areas in Iceland.

According the folk tales, Brimketill used to be Oddný the troll's bath.

A visit to the troll’s pool is getting easier

12 May 2017 A platform is being built to make visits to Brimketill easier and safer. Brimketill is a lava rock formation in the shape of a pool on the edge of the ocean and is a popular destination in Reykjanes Peninsula. The construction hasn’t always been easy as the waves spare no man or rock in this area.

The couple felt a connection to Iceland, so strong that they dropped plans for a wedding in New Orleans to exchange vows in Iceland

Exchanged vows in Iceland and donated the wedding dress

21 Feb 2017 USA couple Richard and Shasten Hildebrand came to Iceland to exchange their vows and have the wedding photo shoot. Later they donated the wedding dress to the Icelandic Red Cross, “for someone to have the good fortune that we have.”

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