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Significant Increase Of Cruise Ships To Iceland Expected

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The Reykjavík Harbour Authority expects some 167 cruise ships to come to Iceland this year, bringing with them over 147,000…

Iceland’s Parliament To Examine Banning Plastic Bags

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In the wake of both an EU directive and a homegrown grassroots movement, Iceland’s Parliament is now examining banning plastic…

Best Of Iceland Awards: West

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Welcome to Grapevine’s Best Of Iceland—a guide to the best hikes, hotels, must see spots, eateries, road trips, tours, shops…

Volunteers Gather 3 Tonnes Of Plastic From Hornstrandir Nature Preserve

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Annually since 2014, the volunteer organisation Hreinni Hornstrandir (Cleaner Hornstrandir) has travelled to the stunning Westfjords nature preserve to clean…

Ísafjörður Town Guide: Feeding Foxes and Seafood To Die For

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Ísafjörður is the de facto capital of the Westfjords, and despite having a population of just 2,500, it shows. It’s…

Things To Do Outside Of Reykjavík: Hiking Hornstrandir, The Baldur Ferry & Festival Fun

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Whether you’re a first time visitor who wants to get off the tourist trail, or a seasoned Iceland adventurer looking…

Real Life Postcards For This Week’s #GVPics

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From time to time it’s good to surprise your just-out-of-reach loved ones with a beautiful post card containing warm greetings…

#GVPics Is Here: This Week’s Winner

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Today is the second day of Whitsun in Iceland. Icelanders are sleeping in on this on-workday and the city is…

Thousands To Visit North Iceland By Cruise Ship

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It is estimated that some 120,000 visitors to Iceland will arrive by cruise ship to the northern part of the…

A Close Encounter With The Arctic Fox

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Skimming briskly along Ísafjarðardjúp, the large bay that cuts between the Westfjords’ northernmost and middle tines, I lose phone service…

MP: Hornstrandir Needs Protection From Cruise Ships

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An MP for the Progressive Party has called for measures to be taken to prevent cruise ships from disembarking at…

Foxes Bounce Back In Westfjords

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The Arctic foxes of northwest Iceland are observably recovering from last year’s mysterious die-off, and the population is now “full…

Swimming On The Edge of Nowhere: Pools In Strandir

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Swimming pools and hot tubs are always major attractions in Iceland, both to Icelanders and foreign tourists, and they can…

Mysterious Arctic Fox Death In The Westfjords

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Arctic fox populations in a remote corner of the Westfjords are declining fast, but the cause remains a mystery. Weather…

BBC’s “Natural World” To Film Episode About Arctic Fox

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BBC Two’s wildlife series “Natural World,” which features “in-depth stories of incredible animals” will be coming to Iceland this spring…

Casting A Light On The Artist

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A visit to the Hjálmar R. Bárðarson’s photo exhibition at Þjóðminjasafn ÍslandsFew documents bring a nation’s history and lost beauty…

Vie For Stuffed Polar Bear

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Several different parties are all in competition with each other to be able to take possession of the stuffed remains…

An Offer You Shouldn’t Refuse

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Galtarviti lighthouse beckonsLocated on the outskirts of Iceland, the Westfjords’ lighthouse Galtarviti has inspired Icelandic musicians, artists and writers for…

Polar Bear Patrol Stepped Up

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Mere days after a polar bear was shot and killed in the West Fjörds, the Icelandic Coast Guard has begun…

Polar Bear Drama Continues

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The Environment Agency of Iceland has put forward a proposal on reacting to polar bear landfalls in Iceland, recommending that…

Polar Bear Sighted On Iceland’s Coast UPDATED

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A polar bear has been spotted walking along the shore of the sparsely populated Hornstandir area of Iceland, and as…