Lonely Planet Recommends Iceland in August

Authors of the travel guide Lonely Planet urge tourists to visit Iceland in August and say there has never been a better reason to travel to the country. The exchange rate is favorable and disruptions of flights because of the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull are over.

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Drinking Water in Eskifjördur Safe Again

The testing of samples from the drinking water in Eskifjördur in the East Fjords, conducted by the East Iceland Health Protection Agency yesterday, shows that the water is safe to drink without boiling—it became temporary polluted due to an accident.

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Iceland Eruption’s Impact on Marine Life Investigated

An international research expedition is currently taking place to study the impact of the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull on the marine life in the North Atlantic Ocean. Scientists are, for example, keen to determine whether iron in the volcanic ash may have stimulated the growth of phytoplankton.

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