The tourist said it was lack of money that made him resort to camping in the birdwatching house.

Tourist camps in birdwatching house in Reykjavik

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A tourist was yesterday morning told to pack up and leave after having pitched up a tent inside a small house used for birdwatching in Seltjarnarnes, West Reykjavik.

Summerfield in Varmahlíð, North Iceland, on Friday.

Riding Penny-Farthing around Iceland

30 Jul In recent days, an unusual bicycle has caught the attention of passersby in North Iceland.

Dóra Sigurðarsóttir, farmer at Vatnsdalshólar was offended by the tourist.

Tourist poops outside public lavatory in North Iceland

20 Jun It seems that it's still common for tourists in Iceland to go to the lavatory outdoors in public instead of using public lavatories. Recently a farmer in North Iceland spotted a woman pooping in her field.

Hópsnes is a small peninsula in Grindavík, South West Iceland.

Police intervene as tourist camps in historic ruins

7 May Police in Suðurnesjar in South West Iceland recently intervened when a tourist was found camped inside an old turf cabin in ruins at Hópsnes.

Lasagna from the Iceland chain of frozen foods.

Foods that tourists bring to Iceland to save money

23 Apr Iceland is expensive and it seems that some tourists resort to bringing their own supplies of food from abroad for their Iceland holiday. Misconceptions about Icelandic food and drink are still rife, and tourists still purchase bottled still water even though the water in the taps is spring water and just as good as any bottled water.

Couple Eric and Jennifer Stover with the staff at Skál.

American couple get married inside the Hlemmur food hall in Reykjavik

21 Mar Hlemmur Mathöll, the new food hall at Hlemmur is enormously popular with both locals and tourists. It's actually so popular that a couple from the US recently tied the knot inside the building.

A snapchat image of the tent pitched up next to the bird feeder in the garden in Árbær, Reykjavik.

Tourists pitch up tent in someone's garden in Reykjavik

27 Feb The people living in Birtingakvísl, a street in Árbær in Reykjavik were not too happy on Monday morning when they discovered two tourists who had pitched up a tent in their garden.

NEVER DO THIS: A tourist risking her life at the powerful Gullfoss falls in South Iceland.

Tourist risks her life for a selfie at Gullfoss waterfall in Iceland

24 Sep A tourist put herself in enormous danger in the rocks at Gullfoss waterfall in South Iceland for the purpose of a photograph.

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Austrian tourists threatened with police when they pitch up tent in Reykjavik

5 Sep Three tired Austrian tourists arriving late in the night to Iceland decided to camp overnight at Rauðavatn lake in a suburb of Reykjavik. This morning an angry lady told them to leave because she had called the police.

By no mean should anyone ever go swimming at Reynisfjara beach. People need to stay far away from the surf because of sneaker waves.

Group of boy scouts visiting Iceland swim at dangerous Reynisfjara beach

12 Jul 2017 A group of boy scouts were observed swimming at Iceland's most dangerous beach yesterday, diving in and letting the waves catch them. The undercurrent at Reynisfjara is extremely strong and the beach has claimed two lives recently.

The tourist decided to go to the toilet right next to this highway, one of the busiest in the whole of Iceland.

Tourist takes a dump at side of busy Keflavik airport route

7 Jul 2017 Ármann Óskarsson, student in industrial engineering caught footage of a foreign tourist doing a no.2 on one of the busiest roads in Iceland. He says he mainly just thought it was hilarious.

Finding a cheap place to stay in Iceland can be difficult.

Tourists knock on residents doors looking for a place to stay in West Iceland

21 Jun 2017 Guðrún Helga Árnadóttir who lives in the town of Borgarnes in West Iceland says that two French tourists knocked on her front door and asked to stay the night. She said no as she didn't know them and found this uncomfortable.

Over 3000 visitors are expected to visit Harpa this summer.

Reykjavik's Harpa concert hall puts a ban on tourists sleeping or making sandwiches there

20 Jun 2017 Guests at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre have been increasingly making use of the building as "a kind of bus terminal or place to sleep, or to make sandwiches in various parts of the building," says statement from Harpa.

The tourists pitched up a tent right next to the playschool, where  children from 2- 5 years of age attend.

Tourists poo next to playschool in East Iceland

13 Jun 2017 Staff at Tjarnarskógur playschool in Egilsstaðir, East Iceland have noticed tourists camping next to the playschool fence and going to the toilet within view of staff and children.

People have been "writing" names and phrases on the hill by tearing up the moss.

“Send nudes” written in moss in South Iceland

12 Jun 2017 Over the last years people have been “writing” on a hill by Nesjavallaleið in South Iceland. They do this by tearing up the moss, which can easily take decades to grow back. People write names and phrases like LIFE and send nudes.

The privy had locked to store a number of suitcases securely.

Outdoor toilet used as luggage storage in East Iceland

8 Jun 2017 Halla Eyþórsdóttir was surprised when she found an outdoor toilet she’s hired to clean padlocked. She broke up the lock to find it full of suitcases. The owners were sleeping in a car parked next to the privy.

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Exchange rates

USD USD 108.06 EUR EUR 123.00
GBP GBP 137.28 DKK DKK 16.49
NOK NOK 12.71 SEK SEK 11.74
CHF CHF 108.41 JPY JPY 0.98
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.