Þórey Axelsdóttir and Anna Dóra Jónsdóttir at Þingborg.

Woollen Circle Offers Warm Welcome

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The new staircase can be seen here.

Improved access at Iceland' Gullfoss waterfall

25 May 2017 Tourists are now using the new staircase at Gulfoss, Iceland's most famous waterfall and one of the country's most popular tourist spots.

Almannagjá at Þingvellir

A new road to Þingvellir national park?

28 Apr 2017 Locals in Mosfellsdalur valley are worried that the road in the valley, which leads to the Golden Circle, can’t handle the traffic and have proposed an alternative.

This is how the the home at Laugarvatnshellir cave used to look like.

Iceland’s cave people

18 Apr 2017 Laugarvatnshellir is a small cave located by the Golden Circle. Almost a 100 years ago it was inhabited and now it’s being restored for people to come and see how “the cave people” lived.

Tourists regularly create a road hazard by pulling up on the main highway to stop to pet horses.

New access facilities to pet horses in Iceland

14 Feb 2017 A horse farmer at Brú in South Iceland has now created a parking lot for tourists next to a horse enclosure where the animals can be petted at will.

Plans to make Iceland’s famous Geysir a protected site

6 Dec 2016 Work has begun on a new proposal to grant protected status to the Geysir geothermal area on Iceland’s famous Golden Circle.

Day tours in Iceland: journeys of discovery

2 Sep 2016 Day tours are a convenient and fun way of see the best that Iceland has to offer from your accommodation base.

Chieftain Jörmundur Ingi Hansen (third from left).

Pagan chieftain sets 17 June as birthday of Iceland democracy

26 Jul 2016 Iceland’s national day is 17 June, the day on which the newly independent Icelandic republic was founded in 1944. But is there more to the date than meets the eye?

An image of the famous incident last April.

Geysir food dye artist found not guilty

6 Jul 2016 Marco Evaristti, the Chilean artist who controversially dyed Iceland’s iconic Strokkur hot spring pink last April, has been acquitted of criminal charges by an Icelandic court.

Strokkur after Evaristti's artistic intervention.

Geyser ‘vandal’ artist: “I have done nothing wrong”

8 Jun 2016 The South American artist who controversially dyed Iceland’s iconic Strokkur hot spring pink last April is back in the country to appear in court.


Car oil pollution forces closure of Þingvellir car park

3 Jun 2016 One of the car parks at Iceland’s Þingvellir National Park will be closed amid reports that water has been polluted by oil leaks from tour vehicles.

Experience Iceland’s magnificent Golden Circle!

23 Apr 2016 Season Tours is one of many Icelandic tour operators offering guided tours around the Golden Circle and Iceland Monitor was given the opportunity to join in on an exciting journey around this stunning area of the country.

Experience Iceland’s Golden Circle – from the air!

13 Feb 2016 Iceland Monitor was invited to sample the delights of one of Helo’s specialist tours – the Golden Circle Experience.

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Nipples, glaciers and pagans: a 2015 retrospective

22 Dec 2015 As the year draws to a close, Iceland Monitor takes a look back over 2015 and some of its most popular news stories for each month. Which is your favourite?

The geysir Strokkur as you've never seen it before: a bright shade of pink.

Uproar as artist dyes geysir pink

24 Apr 2015 "This is not art, it's vandalism," said the spokesperson for the landowners of the Geysir area to mbl.is earlier today. Artist Marco Evaristii poured five litres of red fruit dye into the active Strokkur geysir without permission, an act not appreciated artistically by enraged Icelanders.




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