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American Tourists in Trouble

From Þingvellir. Photo: Sverrir H. Geirmundsson

Police officers from Selfoss, South Iceland, came to the assistance of three American women early yesterday morning who had run into trouble in an area east of Þingvallavatn lake, according to Vísir. They had rented a cabin on the internet and were on their way there Wednesday night when their car got stuck in snow. They kept going on foot, through snow, battling heavy rain and strong winds.

Unable to reach their destination by three in the morning, the resorted to breaking into a nearby cabin to seek shelter and call for help.

Police arrived and brought them to the cottage they had rented. They declined further help and promised to pay for any damages resulting from breaking in.

Bylgjan radio reports that the women will not be charged, since their case was an emergency. According to Bylgjan, an unnamed guide who had heard of their troubles decided to try to find them and take them on a tour of the Golden Circle, but it’s known whether that guide had been able to locate them.

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