Five fishing boats from Bolungarvík, in the West Fjords, were among the top six smaller fishing boats in Iceland with the biggest catches in 2013.
A fatal accident occurred yesterday when a foreign tourist in his fifties fell into a river which runs through an ice cave in Breiðamerkurjökull, Southeast Iceland. The man had been photographing the cave when he suddenly fainted and fell into the river.
Police in Reykjavík received two calls during the storm last night about a person who walked to the lighthouse at the northern end of the harbor and did not return.
A Eurasian Bittern, rarely seen in Iceland, was spotted near Laugar in Reykjadalur valley in Northeast Iceland over the weekend.
The police in Hvollsvöllur, South Iceland, have asked people not to travel in the region because of a storm currently hitting the southern coast.
The Icelandic Church Aid (Hjálparstofnun Kirkjunnar) has sent ISK 16.6 million (USD 150,000, EUR 110,000) to Syria to help some of the 4.2 million Syrians who are displaced within the country.
Search and rescue services were sent out to Faxaflói Bay off Reykjavík yesterday after receiving an emergency call that a boat was sinking in the bay.