This owl was spotted in a garden in Vesturgata yesterday.

Short-eared owl spotted in Reykjavik

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Snow rollers at the Keilir golf course yesterday.

Bizarre snow formations made by nature on Iceland golf course

25 Jan Employees of the Keilir golf club in Hafnarfjörður, a coastal town next to Reykjaviik were astounded to find dozens of "snow rolls" when they arrived at work yesterday morning.

The new report from the Institute of Economic Studies  states that the Iceland’s whaling operations have absolutely no effects on the tourist industry in Iceland.

Iceland Environment Association want controversial whaling report to be withdrawn

22 Jan The board of the Iceland Environmental Agency has called for the University of Iceland’s Institute of Economic Studies to withdraw the report and redo it in cooperation with ecologists.

Why are puffins in decline?

1 Sep “Why are puffins vanishing?”

Tracks left by off-road driving in Grafarlönd on Monday.

All of us must help prevent off-road driving

22 Aug “All of us must help; we must systematically educate all tourists about the young, wild, special and delicate nature of Iceland.”

Rauðhólar in  Heiðmörk.

The incredible red hills of Heiðmörk nature reserve

11 Aug The strange red hills of Rauðhólar in the Heiðmörk nature reserve were formed when steam collected beneath lava and exploded some 5.700 years ago says geologist Páll Einarsson at the University of Iceland

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

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

13 May 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.

Langisjór.

Photos: Iceland's majestic highlands

6 Apr The Icelandic highlands are one of the most unpopulated areas of Europe. Covering some 400 - 500 square kilometres they offer black deserts, mountains, canyons and glaciers.

The little owl can't fly but is on its way to recovery.

Vet nurtures tiny owl back to health

28 Mar A short eared owl is now recovering at an animal hospital in Garðabær. Short-eared owls are the most common owl species in Iceland.

The raccoon was living in some sort of burrow or hole in the ground near Hafnir.

Raccoon found- and killed in Reykjanes, South-West Iceland

21 Mar 2018 A raccoon was caught near Hafnir in Reykjanes yesterday. The animal was living in a burrow there. Raccoons are not native to Iceland but have been spotted here before.

Vatnajökull National Park.

Vatnajökull National Park to be founded in 2020

30 Jan 2018 "This could become our greatest pride and greatest contribution to nature conservation so far in history," says Minister for the Environment Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson.

Icelandic reindeer in winter.

Warning: Reindeer traffic in East and South East Iceland

14 Dec 2017 The Iceland Road Administration and the East Iceland Nature Research Centre would like to warn drivers to look out for reindeer crossing roads in East and South East Iceland.

A nacreous cloud over the city.

Nacreous cloud over Reykjavik this morning

8 Dec 2017 This morning, a beautiful nacreous cloud could be seen in the early hours over Reykjavikin the eastern part of the dawn sky.

Rafnsson, "The Vermin" with his captured sea eagle, soon to be released back from captivity.

Rescued sea-eagle doing well

5 Dec 2017 "The eagle is looking pretety good now and there's nothing that points to the fact that has something broken," says Snapchat star Snorri Rafnsson. Rafnsson caught the eagle in a dramatic rescue last week near Ólafsvík with the help of his father.

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VIDEO: Dramatic Sea-Eagle rescue in Iceland

2 Dec 2017 A frail Sea-Eagle was rescued in West-Iceland on Thursday by professional outdoorsman and Icelandic Snapchat star, Snorri Rafnsson. See the video of the dramatic capture.

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Bernie- the first hedgehog in Iceland

13 Nov 2017 Bernie the African hedgehog is the first hedgehog ever to have been imported to Iceland. His owner is Eszter Tekla Fekete who moved to Iceland with her family from Hungary.

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