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Artic Creatures In Trashed Beaches

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“We are old friends, me, Óskar Jónsson and Hrafnkell Sigurðsson. We came out of the Icelandic punk scene,” says Stefán…

Icelandic Arctic Foxes Star In A Netflix Series

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Icelandic Arctic foxes appeared in a new Netflix series ‘Wild Babies’, RÚV reports. The eight-part series explores the life journeys of…

Arctic Fox Population Seems Stable In Hornstrandir

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Imbalance is increasing among Arctic foxes in the Hornstrandir nature reserve in the Westfjords. Generally speaking, the population of Arctic…

Possible Polar Bear Sighting Was Actually A Swan

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It seems that a polar bear probably never landed on Hornstrandir this week, reports Vísir. A veterinarian examined a sample…

Search For A Polar Bear In The Westfjords

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Last night, Visír reports that a group of hikers in Hornstrandir noticed potential traces of a polar bear and notified…

Best Of Guide: How To Dress To Impress…A Volcano

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Icelandic weather has one consistent characteristic: It’s bad. And it can throw everything at you within an hour: from sun,…

VIDEO: Icelandic Coast Guard Rescues BBC Film Crew

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A helicopter from the Icelandic Coast Guard winched five members of a BBC film crew to safety yesterday, after their…

Helicopters Landed Illegally In Hornstrandir

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Earlier last week a group of eight American travelers was flown to the nature reserve Hornstrandir in two helicopters, Fréttablaðið…

Travel Like A Tourist: Journeying Through Iceland Like An Icelander

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Presenting: The Ultimate Grapevine Travel Iceland Guide. Scroll down for our favourite places in the north, east, south, west and…

Hornstrandir: A Westfjords Adventure On The Trail Of The Arctic Fox

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We’re about an hour out of Ísafjörður harbour when the horizon suddenly tilts. As our tiny, crowded passenger boat passes…

Best Of The Westfjords 2019: Best Bar

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The Westfjords lie entirely outside of the Ring Road’s loop, making them one of the more remote corners of Iceland….

Best Of The Westfjords 2019: Best Hike

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The Westfjords lie entirely outside of the Ring Road’s loop, making them one of the more remote corners of Iceland….

Best Of The Westfjords 2019: Best Restaurant

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The Westfjords lie entirely outside of the Ring Road’s loop, making them one of the more remote corners of Iceland….

Best Of The Westfjords 2019: Best Accommodation

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The Westfjords lie entirely outside of the Ring Road’s loop, making them one of the more remote corners of Iceland….

Best Of The Westfjords 2019: Must-See Spot

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The Westfjords lie entirely outside of the Ring Road’s loop, making them one of the more remote corners of Iceland….

Best Of The Westfjords 2019: Best Bathing Spot

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The Westfjords lie entirely outside of the Ring Road’s loop, making them one of the more remote corners of Iceland….

Best Of The Westfjords 2019: Best Café

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The Westfjords lie entirely outside of the Ring Road’s loop, making them one of the more remote corners of Iceland….

Best Of The Westfjords 2019: Best Tour

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The Westfjords lie entirely outside of the Ring Road’s loop, making them one of the more remote corners of Iceland….

Best Of The Westfjords 2019: Best Museum

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The Westfjords lie entirely outside of the Ring Road’s loop, making them one of the more remote corners of Iceland….

Best Of The Westfjords 2019: Best Road Trip

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The Westfjords lie entirely outside of the Ring Road’s loop, making them one of the more remote corners of Iceland….

Best Of The Westfjords 2018: Best Café

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The Westfjords lie entirely outside of the Ring Road’s island-encompassing loop, making them one of the more remote corners of…