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Police have cordoned off the area where the landslide occurred.

Moving Mountain

22 Aug Tuesday’s landslide on Reynisfjara beach, South Iceland, is the area’s third in a decade to pose a threat to tourists.

The picture was taken early this morning on Reynisfjara beach, where the landslide occurred.

Landslide on Reynisfjara Beach

20 Aug A large landslide occurred overnight on Reynisfjara beach, South Iceland.

The dust devils on the north side of Mýrdalsjökull glacier.

Dust Devils by Mýrdalsjökull

9 Aug Two dust devils were spotted this week by Morgunblaðið photographer Ragnar Axelsson, a.k.a. RAX, as he flew over the north side of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, South Iceland.

From Sundahöfn harbor. The picture was taken in 2017.

Cruise Ship Pollutes as Much as Thousands of Cars

7 Aug The sulfur emissions from cruise ships in Sundahöfn harbor in Reykjavík is comparable to that from 3,000 to 5,000 cars.

Hvalá river.

‘This Will Be Stopped’

24 Jul “I won’t reveal much, but this must not happen, ever.”

The scientists were surprised to find a harvestman this far from land.

Surtsey: Young and Attractive at 56

22 Jul A visit by scientists to Surtsey island July 14-18 reveals that the flora of the island is diverse and growing.

This is what the mountain looked like in June.

Phallic Symbols Removed from Mountain

18 Jul For the past few days, volunteers have worked hard at removing marks left recently by vandals on the slopes of Helgafell mountain in Hafnarfjörður.

Elísabet Kristín Jökulsdóttir and Hrafn Jökulsson.

New Environmental Party in the Making?

18 Jul A new environmental party appears to be in the making in Iceland.

Volunteers and the crew of the Icelandic Coast Guard ship, leaving Barðsvík.

One Cove: Six Tons of Trash

16 Jul On Sunday, volunteers from Hreinni Hornstrandir (Cleaner Hornstrandir) transported 6.3 tons of trash – mainly plastic – from the cove Barðsvík in the Hornstrandir nature reserve.

From Hvalá river.

Permit for Hydropower Plant in West Fjords Contested by Environmentalists

9 Jul Four environment associations have filed a complaint to the Environmental and Natural Resources Complaints Board, contesting the decision on June 13 by Árneshreppur district to grant Vesturverk a development permit for the first phase of Hvalá hydropower plant in Ófeigsfjörður fjord, the West Fjords.

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.

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.

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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