Fjaðrárgljúfur to Remain Closed Until June

The Environmental Agency of Iceland is extending its closure of Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon in South Iceland, RÚV reports. It will now be closed until June 1. The closure of the popular nature site was [...]

Strike Expected to Interrupt Bus System

The planned strike operations of unions VR and Efling will affect the Strætó bus system in the capital area. Strætó released a statement today on the matter. The interruptions and delays will [...]

Road Between Vík and Hvolsvöllur Closed Due to Storm

The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration have closed the road between Hvolsvöllur and Vík due to a storm. The road will be closed until weather conditions allow a re-opening. It’s also [...]

Tourists Decreased by 6.9% in February

Departures of foreign tourists from Keflavík Airport decreased by some 11,000 individuals, or 6.9% in February 2019 compared to the same month last year. The data comes from a joint press release [...]

WOW Air Takeover Might Come with Harsh Conditions

Bondholders of struggling Icelandic airline WOW air who invested in the company for 60 million euros just last fall, might have to accept large write-offs of their shares in order for the [...]

Pollution High Along Major Roads in Reykjavík

Air quality is poor in the capital area today, particularly along Sæbraut and Miklabraut streets in Reykjavík, RÚV reports. Particulate pollution levels are expected to be high in the coming [...]

Calls for Three Popular Natural Sites to be Given Protected Status

The Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources and the director of the Environment Agency of Iceland are calling for three of the country’s most popular nature sites to be designated as [...]

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon Closed Again

Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, a popular tourist site in South Iceland, has been closed to visitors. A notice on the Environmental Agency of Iceland’s website states the area has been damaged greatly by [...]

Storm Rages Across Iceland

Storms affecting most of the country, particularly Southeast and East Iceland, have damaged property and put travellers in danger. According to the Icelandic Met Office, storm conditions are [...]

Vote on Hotel Workers’ Strike Begins

Voting has begun on a planned hotel workers’ strike set to take place on March 8. After wage negotiations broke down between the Confederation of Icelandic Enterprise (SA) and workers’ unions [...]

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