The cover of the book about the swimming cow, Sundkýrin Sæunn.

Swimming Across Fjord at Speed of Cow

4 Sep Sæunnarsund, an annual swimming event, was held in the West Fjords last Saturday to commemorate the heroic act of the cow Sæunn that swam across the fjord in 1987.

The fox, inspecting the eruption site.

Fox Makes News at Eruption Site: Video

4 Jul Interest in the volcanic eruption by Fagradalsfjall mountain, Southwest Iceland, is not limited to scientists, reporters and tourists.

The ram, ready to charge.

Ram Attempts Burglary in Þingvellir National Park

26 Jun When Einar Á. Sæmundsen, director of Þingvellir National Park, came to work last week, he was startled to see the signs of an attempted burglary.

The twin foals, in the company of one of the surrogate mares, Rauðka from Barð.

Surrogate Mares Give Birth to Twin Foals

23 May Two surrogate mares recently gave birth to foals that are twins.

Archive photo.

Drive Slowly! Reindeer Crossing the Road!

26 Jan The East Iceland Police Department has posted a statement on Facebook, saying that in recent days, several traffic accidents on Norðfjarðarvegur road, near the Fjarðaál aluminum smelter in Reyðarfjörður, have involved cars hitting reindeer that suddenly crossed the road.

The star of a number of documentaries.

Arctic Fox in Hornstrandir to Star in BBC Documentary

2 Jan BBC has obtained permission from the Environment Agency of Iceland to film a documentary about the Arctic fox in the Hornstrandir nature reserve in the West Fjords.

This lamb adorned the December page for 2020.

Spreading the Beauty of Icelandic Sheep

26 Dec The 2021 new Lamb Calendar is out, adorned with photos of Icelandic lambs.

Minks in Iceland to Be Screened for Coronavirus

6 Nov The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority has decided to screen for the coronavirus at all mink farms in Iceland.

A great deal can be learned from the research about the process of aging.

245 Years Old Without Signs of Aging

3 Nov The key to aging well is keeping exercise to a minimum and living in cold and darkness.


Beached Pilot Whales in Snæfellsnes: Video

14 Sep 2020 Passers-by chanced upon about ten beached pilot whales in Álftafjörður fjord, on the north side of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland, yesterday.


Crazy Bína Gives Birth to Quadruplets

14 May 2020 It is rare for ewes to give birth to three lambs, and four are surely the exception.


Four Tarantulas Coming to Iceland

9 Apr 2020 The Environment Agency of Iceland recently granted permission for the importation of four tarantulas from Germany and four southern white-faced owls (Ptilopsis granti) from the UK.

Pets’ Quarantine Time to Be Shortened

4 Jan 2020 Quarantine time for imported pets in Iceland will be reduced from four weeks to two.

Violent Storm Kills Dozens of Icelandic Horses

18 Dec 2019 The violent storm that hit Iceland last week killed dozens of horses.

From a sightseeing tour, organized by the Seal Center.

Seal Center Receives European Award

6 Nov 2019 The Icelandic Seal Center in Hvammstangi, Northwest Iceland, received first price in the category Intangible Heritage at the Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards.




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