Jail in Skólavörðustígur

Breaking into Jail?

We have all heard of people trying to break out of jail, but this is a bit strange. Last night the Reykjavík police got the most unusual call. A man was seen on the roof of the old city jail on Skólavörðustígur and at first it was thought that he was trying to break into the building.

Holuhraun eruption

Eruption: Three Scenarios Most Likely

Specialists at the Icelandic Met office and the University of Iceland this afternoon met to discuss the short lived eruption and what might possibly follow. At this moment it is unclear how the situation will develop.

Holuhraun eruption

White Steam Rising from Eruption Site

An eruption began in Holuhraun, north of Vatnajökull glacier, just after midnight. Lava fountains were visible on a webcam by Míla at two minutes past midnight. White steam can now be seen coming up from the eruption site.