Category: High-Tech

Free Icelandic lessons online

Free Icelandic lessons online A map published by writer Alda Sigmundsdóttir has been widely shared in the past few days. It contains some of the most bizarre, and unpronounceable place names of Iceland. Fancy a try? As part of celebrations for Saint Lucia’s in Sweden this week, the talented pupils of a Stockholm school learnt […]

Yellow weather warning in South and West Iceland

Yellow weather warning in South and West Iceland An absolutely awful long-term weather forecast for the summer in Reykjavik travelled far and wide on social media this weekend and almost bringing tears to eyes. However, it has now come to light that is was just a joke. The Elliðarárdalur valley in Reykjavik has a salmon […]

US couple recovered from Lake Þingvallavatn dead

US couple recovered from Lake Þingvallavatn dead A man is believed to have jumped into the powerful Ölfusá river on Saturday night. Search parties have been searching the area since yesterday morning and the search continues today. The lake is extremely cold and can be very dangerous as cramping rapidly occurs when people fall in. […]

Search for man who jumped into Ölfusá river in South Iceland

Search for man who jumped into Ölfusá river in South Iceland All efforts to resuscitate the couple recovered from Lake Þingvellir in South Iceland yesterday were in vain. They were pronounced dead last night. According to the wishes of their next of kin their names are not published in media. The lake is extremely cold […]

Two tourists rescued from Lake Þingvallavatn

Two tourists rescued from Lake Þingvallavatn Þingvellir, the historic site of Europe’s first parliament, or althing, is also one of the most magnificent areas of natural beauty in Iceland. Thousands of tourists visit Þingvellir every year. The population of brown trout that resides in lake Þingvallavatn can get very big, which makes it a popular […]

Elliðarárdalur valley to be declared protected area?

Elliðarárdalur valley to be declared protected area? The different parties running for the upcoming Reykjavik city elections in May met to discuss traffic and public transport in the city centre yesterday at Austurbæjarskóli. According to a new poll by Viðskiptablaðið newspaper, the majority will hold in the upcoming Reykjavik city elections in May. The Alliance […]

Two earthquakes in Bárðarbunga yesterday

Two earthquakes in Bárðarbunga yesterday An absolutely awful long-term weather forecast for the summer in Reykjavik travelled far and wide on social media this weekend and almost bringing tears to eyes. However, it has now come to light that is was just a joke. A yellow weather warnining has been issued for South Iceland and […]

SAR teams rescue tourists caught in avalanche on Vatnajökull glacier

SAR teams rescue tourists caught in avalanche on Vatnajökull glacier All efforts to resuscitate the couple recovered from Lake Þingvellir in South Iceland yesterday were in vain. They were pronounced dead last night. According to the wishes of their next of kin their names are not published in media. A man is believed to have […]

Mountain baths to open in South Iceland

Mountain baths to open in South Iceland The Iceland Environmental Agency has decided to limit traffic through Dyrhólaey between May 8th to June 25th. The general public and tourists will only be able to walk through Lágey and Háey on marked paths and roads. The office of the Reykjavik Building Inspector has accepted an application […]