As reported, inhabitants in Iceland’s capital woke up to a white cover of snow this morning, causing slippery conditions and slow traffic. While drivers were annoyed, Iceland Review editor and photographer Páll Stefánsson captured the snow’s beauty in the following pictures.
News 2014 - October
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution from the Holuhraun eruption peaked at 5,400 mµ/m3 in Höfn in Southeast Iceland last night. People in the area received an sms from the 112 National Emergency Number at around 7 am this morning alerting them of the pollution.
A truck blew off the road on the Ring Road on Hellisheiði mountain pass leading from Reykjavík to Hveragerði and South Iceland yesterday evening, as can be seen in the following video. A bus also blew off the road, as the wind speed reached 23 meters per second.
The Icelandic national team in women’s team gymnastics was satisfied with coming second to Sweden in the TeamGym 2014 final on Saturday, even though they were aiming for the gold. Three Icelandic athletes made the TeamGym AllStar team.
Reykjavík residents woke up to a cover of snow this morning and snow had also fallen in most other regions. Police ask drivers to be aware of slippery road conditions. Two mountain passes in the West Fjords are impassable.
Nineteen Icelanders 95 or older have valid driver’s licenses, 17 of whom are men and two women, according to the administrator of the Facebook page Langlífi (‘Longevity’).
The skeleton of a blue whale which beached in Iceland in 2010 will be preserved in Húsavík, Northeast Iceland, as Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson announced at a Progressive Party convention in Hallormsstaður, East Iceland, last weekend.
Members of the Kurdish community in Iceland initiated a peace walk to the Icelandic parliament building on Austurvöllur square in central Reykjavík yesterday to protest the abuse Kurds in Syria are being subject to by terrorist organization Islamic State (IS).
Former CEO of Landsbanki Sigurjón Þ. Árnason and former manager of the bank’s company division Elín Sigfúsdóttir were today acquitted of charges of abusing their positions and risking the bank’s funds at Reykjavík District Court.