Two large earthquakes occurred at Bárðarbunga volcano on the night of May 20th, as reported by the Icelandic Met Office.
Nature & Travel
The Suðurnes Public Health Authority has halted road construction in an area called Flugvellir in Keflavík, on the Reykjanes peninsula, due to tar pollution.
Some travel companies distribute videos showing off-road driving in Iceland and poor treatment of nature.
When Styrmir Sigurðsson went hiking by Grindaskörð on the Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland recently, he discovered major tire tracks in a large area of the moss-covered landscape.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning (wind speeds of 15-25 m/sec) for Southeast Iceland today and for North Iceland by evening.
Ring Road One in Southeast Iceland between Freysnes in the west and Jökulsárlón in glacial lagoon in the east has just been reopened.
Ring Road One in South Iceland from Markarfljót river in the west to Vík í Mýrdal in the east will be closed at 2 pm today, due to weather.
Avoid any unnecessary travel in Iceland today, and follow the weather forecast and reports of road conditions closely if you must travel.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong or violent gale warning (wind speeds in excess of 20 m/sec) for the West Fjords late tonight and for most parts of Iceland tomorrow.
Vehicles designed for more than eight passengers, as well as specially equipped mountain trucks, will be prohibited from driving in certain parts of downtown Reykjavík, beginning June 1.
There is an unusually warm mass of air over Iceland today, and yesterday, thermometers rose to rare heights in the northeastern part of the country.
There has been no transportation to Vestmannaeyjar islands today, neither by air nor boat, RÚV reports.
The importance of whales to ecosystems at sea and on land is a growing area of research. There is an expanding body of evidence to suggest that high numbers of whales support other lifeforms throughout the ecosystem—including those the whales prey upon—and commercial fish stocks.
Five Icelandic mountaineering enthusiasts are today setting off on a 1,200-kilometer (746-mile) trek along the east coast of Greenland.
Many motorists in Iceland are in a quandary about studded tires at the moment and whether or not it’s time to swap them for summer tires.
Farmer Erla Þórey Ólafsdóttir has one sheep who stands out from the crowd. He Has one double-thick horn coming from the middle of his head—just like a unicorn. He does not have the body of a horse, however.
Funding for the maintenance, operation and development of Iceland’s domestic airports will be ISK 200 million (EUR 1.72/USD 1.87 million) lower this year than in 2016.
The weather in Iceland is set to warm up significantly after the weekend, according to meteorologist Þorsteinn V. Jónsson, at the Icelandic Met Office.
The Clean Up Iceland campaign officially launched yesterday with the beaching of a plastic sea monster.
A small, single engine plane landed at Egilsstaðir Airport yesterday evening after flying all the way from Canada in one hop.
Every year, 300 million tons of plastic are manufactured in the world—with only a small proportion of this ever making its way to recycling or re-use.
It is ironic, yet fitting, that yesterday’s planned signing ceremony for the Dýrafjörður road tunnel had to be canceled due to poor road conditions.