All search and rescue volunteers in the northwestern part of the West Fjords were called out yesterday due to an emergency call from tourists in Jökulfjörður in Hornstrandir Nature Reserve.
The tourists contacted ICE-SAR search and rescue via an emergency transmitter which they had borrowed. The tourists are said to have been well-prepared and had registered their travel plans with authorities, making it easy for search and rescue to locate them.
The search and rescue ship Gísli Hjalta was sent from Bolungarvík to the scene where one of the hikers, who had injured his foot, was then transported to the town of Ísafjörður.
Visit safetravel.is for information on traveling in Iceland and to register your travel plans with search and rescue authorities.