Dyrhólaey has  been closed off for public traffic during the nesting season.

Traffic through Dyrhólaey, one of Iceland's most famous landmarks, limited

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The Iceland Environmental Agency has decided to limit traffic through Dyrhólaey between May 8th to June 25th. The general public and tourists will only be able to walk through Lágey and Háey on marked paths and roads.

The  hole in the ancient wall.

Coach driver drives into ancient turf farm and causes damage

3 May A coach driver for a tourist coach drove into a wall of Glaumbær, a historic turf built farm in Skagafjörður, North Iceland,and left a large hole before driving off.

The area around the famous Gullfoss waterfalls is one of the areas in danger according to the report.

Iceland's most beautiful areas in great danger from increased tourism

9 Apr A new report on the tolerance limits of the effect on tourism on Iceland's nature shows that the increase in tourism is already doing great damage.

German hotelier Klaus Ortlieb, here at Hlemmur Square hotel.

First Bitcoin ATM machine in Reykjavik introduced at Hlemmur Square hotel

23 Feb Hlemmur Square hotel, located at Hlemmur square, introduces Reykjavik's first Bitcoin ATM machine tonight. German hotelier Klaus Ortlieb gains no revenue from the machine but says he likes to give something back to Icelandic society.

There are plenty of tourists in Iceland in February despite the cold and snow.

Why do tourists visit Iceland in February?

19 Feb This weekend's edition of Morgunblaðið published interviews with tourists visiting Iceland to find out what on earth they are doing in Iceland in stormy, cold February!

Icelandair drops Barcelona, focuses on Madrid instead

31 Oct Icelandair will end its service to Barcelona in Spain in the summer of 2018 and add more flights to Madrid instead.

Comedian Steindi Jr. in the video, here meeting a local elf.

Inspired by Iceland launches ‘The Hardest Karaoke Song in the World’

9 Oct Inspired by Iceland, the official destination brand for Iceland in marketing has released a new marketing initiative called A to Ö of Iceland. As a part of this launch, they've also released a song called the "Hardest Karaoke Song in the World," featuring local comedian Steindi Jr.

Ljósmyndari mbl.is og Morgunblaðsins tók þessa flottu mynd af norðurljósum við Skorradalsvatn.

Iceland "steals" Norway's Northern Lights for a MasterCard ad

24 Sep Norwegian media have noted that a huge ad at Iceland's domestic airport saying welcome to Iceland actually features a photograph of Northern Lights in a Norwegian fjord.

Tourists aren't shopping for puffin toys so much anymore.

Downturn in Puffin shops in Iceland

16 Sep Tourists are spending less money in Iceland and the puffin shops are the ones hit the hardest.

Tourists at The Pearl in Reykjavik.

Most inhabitants of Reykjavik have a positive attitude to tourists

13 Sep A new survey conducted by Maskína shows that a great majority of Icelanders living in Reykjavik feel positive towards tourists, or nine out of every ten people.

BSÍ in Reykjavik.

BSÍ replaces Hlemmur as bus terminal

9 Sep The BSÍ coach terminal at Hringbraut will be replacing Hlemmur as the main Reykjavik bus terminal. BSÍ will therefore be the main transport hub of the city.

People are able once again to walk behind the waterfall.

Walking path at Seljalandsfoss waterfall reopens

6 Sep The access to Seljalandsfoss waterfall reopened this morning and a sign has been put up warning people about rockfall. On Saturday the path was closed off due to gigantic boulders plunging down onto the path.

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Austrian tourists threatened with police when they pitch up tent in Reykjavik

5 Sep Three tired Austrian tourists arriving late in the night to Iceland decided to camp overnight at Rauðavatn lake in a suburb of Reykjavik. This morning an angry lady told them to leave because she had called the police.

Tourists at Öxarárfoss at Þingvellir.

Rain doesn't deter tourists from visiting Þingvellir

4 Sep Þingvellir, the historic site of Europe's first parliament, or althing, is also one of the most magnificent areas of natural beauty in Iceland. Thousands of tourists visit Þingvellir every year.

Tourists at Seljalandsfoss waterfall.

Thanks God that nobody was killed at Seljalandsfall waterfall

4 Sep Kristján Ólafsson, chairman of the association of landowners at Seljalandsfoss waterfall says," I thank God that nobody was killed, that's of course the most important thing." Access to the waterfall has been closed off due to enormous rocks plunging from the cliffs above the falls.

Environmentalists are critical that ships are allowed to operate on comparatively dirty fuel oil without any exhaust gas cleaning systems.

Environmentalists call for a ban of heavy fuel oil in arctic shipping

30 Aug Cruise ships pose risk to arctic nature and the health of people say a group of experts from Germany's Nature and Biodiversiy Union who found that air pollution levels in the wind direction of arriving or departing vessels in Reykjavik were 1000 times higher compared to local background concentrations.

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Exchange rates

USD USD 107.23 EUR EUR 124.40
GBP GBP 139.34 DKK DKK 16.69
NOK NOK 12.99 SEK SEK 12.00
CHF CHF 107.00 JPY JPY 0.95
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.