The tiny village of Breiðdalsvík in the East Fjords. The lights were seen just above the rocks at the back of the photograph.

Mystery blue-green light shoots across Iceland skies

23 Nov 2017 Locals of Breiðdalsvík in East Iceland wondered if the aliens were actually coming on Tuesday when they were surprised by strange lights shooting across the sky.

Kristín Steinsdóttir next to the memorial for Dísa, the famous ghost of Seyðisfjörður.

"There's a person behind every ghost"

27 Aug 2017 Icelandic author Kristín Steinsdóttir came up with the idea of a memorial for Þórdís Þorgeirsdóttir, a woman who was killed in an East Iceland fjord in 1797 because she was thought to be a ghost.

The mudslide hit two houses in Seyðisfjörður

Mudslide and floods in East Iceland

26 Jun 2017 There was heavy rain in East Iceland last weekend, which resulted in a mudslide in Seyðisfjörður and a flooded river in Eskifjörður.

The church stands out as it's unlike most churches in Iceland.

Building a church like solving a jigsaw puzzle

16 Jun 2017 The church belongs to Brothers of the Capuchin monk order. Church was built in Slovakia but the brothers themselves have assembled it in Reyðarfjörður. It will be inaugurated tomorrow at 11 am.

Havarí is located in the remote fjord of Berufjörður in East Iceland.

Icelandic rock stars move from Reykjavik to remote farm

3 Jun 2017 Three years ago, musician couple Berglind Häsler and Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson moved away from Reykjavik to settle at a farm called Karlsstaðir in remote Berufjörður in the East Fjords of Iceland and started an organic farm, guesthouse and concert venue.

A cat, but not the one in question

“Russian roulette” bringing live animals into Iceland

26 Apr 2017 “It’s a Russian roulette taking foreign animals into Iceland says district vet, referring to a cat the police had to put down in East Iceland. According to him many animals have died as a result of importing foreign animals over the years.

Vexed East Icelanders tell weather forecasters to get out the way

19 Dec 2016 A Facebook group of disgruntled TV viewers has emerged calling on weather forecasters not to stand in front of and block East Iceland when presenting their bulletin.


Enjoying Iceland’s December heatwave?

5 Dec 2016 Temperatures in Reykjavik are currently considerably higher than the seasonal averages, with some parts of the country enjoying distinctly ‘summery’ conditions.

The parcel of land, known as Fell, contains part of the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, one of Iceland’s premiere tourist destinations.

Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon to be sold to owner of Subway?

27 Oct 2016 An investment company owned by Skúli G.Sigfússon, the owner of the Subway chain in Iceland made the highest bid on the land where the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon is located.

View on Iceland: Reykjavik, Weird Food and Monsters

24 Sep 2016 Once you finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

The situation at 4pm today.

Heavy wind and rain for East Iceland

8 Sep 2016 An area of low pressure bringing heavy rain is forecast to hit the eastern coast of Iceland this afternoon – with warnings of rising river levels and mudslides.

Wilderness Center – A slice of Icelandic timelessness

25 Jul 2016 Are you looking for a real get-away-from-it-all experience of timeless and authentic Iceland? Then the Wilderness Center in East Iceland could be just the place for you.

View on Iceland: Winter, Coffee and East Iceland

16 Jul 2016 Once you finished browsing Iceland Monitor’s wide selection of news, events and features, you might like to have a look at some other Iceland-related material from around the world that we shall be collecting for you weekly.

Tourists enjoy nude Iceland car-wash

8 Jul 2016 Garðar Val­ur Hall­freðsson certainly got an eyeful as he arrived at work this morning – when he saw a group of tourists apparently enjoying a shower at an open-air car-wash opposite his office window.

Egilsstaðir swimming pool this morning.

Heat wave in East Iceland

2 Jun 2016 "It's extremely hot. We're sheltered from the wind here at the pool and the sun is burning hot. The thermometer shows 27 degrees C," says Karen Erla Erlingsdóttir, director of the Egilsstaðir sports centre speaking to




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