This is what the mountain looked like in June.

Phallic Symbols Removed from Mountain

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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.”

Drinking fountain in downtown Reykjavík.

Quality Water for Free

6 Jun The Reykjavík City council has announced that drinking fountains have been installed throughout the city.

The vehicle caused substantial damage.

Major Off-Road Damage Near Mývatn

3 Jun A Russian social media star, Alexander Tikhomirov, is responsible for extensive damage to the land near Mývatn lake, North Iceland, due to off-road driving there yesterday.

Bar owner, dance instructor and photographer George Leite, in an ad for Promote Iceland.

Icelandic Tap Water: Free Luxury

3 Jun A new campaign by Inspired by Iceland encourages tourists in Iceland to drink tap water instead of bottled water in an effort to cut down plastic use.

From Akurey island.

Puffin Nesting Area Now Natural Reserve

3 May Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, umhverfis- og auðlindaráðherra, undirritaði í dag friðlýsingu Akureyjar í Kollafirði. Verndargildi eyjunnar er ekki síst fólgið í mikilvægi hennar sem sjófuglabyggðar.

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.


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