Stricter Regulations on Marine Fuel Proposed

The Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources has published an amended draft to the current regulations on the Sulphur content of liquid fuels. RÚV reports that if these amendments are [...]

Roads to Landmannalaugur Might Open Early

If conditions are deemed to be safe, the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration hopes to open the roads to the Landmannalaugur Nature Reserve in the highlands on Saturday, Vísir reports. This [...]

Three Icelanders Summit Everest

Bjarni Ármannsson, Leif­ur Örn Svavars­son, and Lýður Guðmunds­son reached the top of Nepal’s Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, on Thursday. Mbl.is reports that Bjarni arrived in [...]

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon to Reopen Next Week

Popular tourist site Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon will reopen next week, RÚV reports. The canyon has been closed to visitors since February 27 in order to protect its flora, which had been damaged by a [...]

NASA to Test Mars Rover in Iceland

NASA will test the self-driving Mars Rover truck in Iceland this summer to prepare for the Mars 2020 mission. A prototype of the Rover will be tested in the Lambahraun lava field this July, north [...]

Few Passengers Wearing Seatbelts in Bus Crash

Only a few passengers on the bus that overturned in Southeast Iceland were wearing seatbelts, mbl.is reports. This information was released as part of the police’s ongoing investigation of [...]

Male Drivers More Likely to Cause Serious Traffic Accidents

Men are significantly more likely to engage in risky behaviour while driving and have been at fault in 14 of 15 serious traffic accidents that took place in Iceland last year. The data comes from [...]

Direct Flight from Egilsstaðir to Tenerife to be Offered in the Fall

Direct charter flights from Egilsstaðir in East Iceland to Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands will be available starting this fall. Mbl.is reports that a similar, limited-time package vacation [...]

Twice as Many Travellers Offsetting Their Carbon Emissions

About 100 people have offset the carbon emissions from their flights to and from Iceland so far this year, which is already double the number of people who did so in 2018. RÚV reports that four [...]

Landeyjahöfn Harbour Opens Following Maintenance Delays

Herjólfur ferry sailed its first trip of the year between Landeyjarhöfn and the Westman Islands this morning, RÚV reports. It’s a much shorter journey than the one to Þorlákshöfn harbour, where [...]

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