From Akurey island.

Puffin Nesting Area Now Natural Reserve

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Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid.

Big Plogging Day Big Success

30 Apr More than a thousand trash bags were filled during the Big Plogging Day on Sunday, according to Morgunblaðið.

Icelandic Minister for the Environment Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson.

Effect of Container Port Needs Examination

29 Apr “What I regard as the most important factor in this matter and a fundamental point is looking carefully at the environmental effect,”

Finnafjörður fjord, Northeast Iceland.

Container Port Creates Controversy

23 Apr Icelandic Minister for the Environment Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, who in 2012 opposed the building of a container port in Finnafjörður fjord, Northeast Iceland, now declines to comment on the matter.

Einar Skúlason is the man behind Wapp.

Wapp – App – More than Map

21 Apr Outdoor enthusiast Einar Skúlason is the creator of an app for hikers in Iceland.

This owl was spotted in a garden in Vesturgata yesterday.

Short-eared owl spotted in Reykjavik

1 Feb A short eared owl was seen in Vesturgata in central Reykjavik yesterday. The bird was perching in a garden.

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Iceland Environment Association want controversial whaling report to be withdrawn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 2018 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.


Photos: Iceland's majestic highlands

6 Apr 2018 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 2018 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.


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