Þóra Dagný Stefánsdóttir and her mother, Iðunn Bragadóttir.

Mother and Daughter Hike Across Iceland

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Krossá river in Þórsmörk.

Beware of Swelling Rivers

11 Aug Heavy rain in recent days has caused rivers and creeks in South and West Iceland to swell.

From Landmannalaugar.

Icelanders Catch the Hiking Bug

3 Aug Interest in outdoor activities, such as camping and hiking, has been highly contagious among Icelanders this summer - no doubt to the benefit of their health.

Ploughing through this was no easy task.

Seven Meters of Snow in July

28 Jul It is the middle of summer, but plenty of snow remains on some highland roads in Iceland.

This fire hydrant has been a source of amusement to people hiking across Sprengisandur in central Iceland.

Strange appearance of fire hydrant in the middle of Iceland desert

11 Sep 2017 A blue fire hydrant has appeared, seemingly out of nowhere, in Nýjadalur valley in Iceland's most famous highland desert, Sprengisandur.

Landmannalaugar is one end of Laugavegur hiking path

Tourists on Icelandic highlands ill-prepared as a rite of passage

10 Jul 2017 According Páll Guðmundsson of the Iceland Touring Association, most tourists hiking in the Icelandic highlands are well prepared, but there are always a few that are not. He mentions a couple with their one year old child which got very cold and wet last year, and were ordered to return to the lowland.

Hveravellir is an area renowned for its natural hot springs.

Environmental assessment needed before tourist facilities rise in Hveravellir

27 Jun 2017 An assessment report on the environmental impact of tourist facilities at Hveravellir in the Icelandic highlands needs to be reassessed according to laws on environmental assessment.

The grey areas show the parts of the highlands that are still closed.

First Icelandic mountain tracks have been opened for summer

15 Jun 2017 Most of the tracks over the Icelandic highlands are only open during the summer months. The spring weather has been good in Iceland and many of them have already opened, though not all.

25 pictures that show Icelandic highlands as work of art

22 Apr 2017 The Icelandic highlands are known for their sheer beauty. These pictures show how diverse the colours and formations can be. Nature's a work of art.

The area is known for powerful hot springs.

Kerlingarfjöll in the Icelandic highlands to become a reserve

17 Mar 2017 Kerlingarfjöll Mountains and geothermal area in the highlands is one of Iceland’s natural pearls. Now in the process of being turned into a nature reserve. Earlier there were some ideas of harnessing the geothermal power to make electricity.

Hveravellir are known for the stunning colours.

Drastic changes planned at Hveravellir, in the Icelandic highlands

14 Mar 2017 There will be drastic changes to the scene of the Hveravellir highland nature reserve, known for its hot springs, over the next few years. Old buildings will be demolished and new buildings, a hotel and other lodging facilities for up to 120 people, will rise on the boarder of the nature reserve.

The body was found on a challenging track to the north of Askja.

Hiker found near Iceland volcano “dead for days”

14 Sep 2016 The tourist whose dead body was found yesterday afternoon close to the Askja volcano caldera in the Icelandic central highlands appears to have been dead for a number of days, say police.


Tourist found dead near Iceland volcano

14 Sep 2016 The body of a foreign tourist was found yesterday afternoon close to the Askja volcano caldera in the Icelandic central highlands.

Iceland highlands difficult to pass

13 Sep 2016 According to the Iceland Road Administration, the highland road F910 or at least the part from Sprengisandsvegur to Holuhran is difficult to pass due to snowfall.

Plans to make littering Iceland’s highlands illegal

23 Aug 2016 Icelandic MPs will debate today a proposal to make littering the country’s highlands and national roads illegal – and punishable by a minimum fine of ISK 100,000 (approx. €750).

Tómas Guðbjartsson is a cardiothoracic surgeon and a professor of surgery at Landspítali University Hospital.

Famous Icelandic heart surgeon on the acute care of Iceland's heart:The highlands

22 Jun 2016 Icelandic heart surgeon Tómas Guðbjartsson gave a TEDx talk recently on the conservation of the Icelandic highlands, an issue he argues is of global interest.


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