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Amphibious vehicle, Jökulsárlón.

Widower Criticizes Lax Safety at Jökulsárlón

The widower of a woman who died in an accident at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in southeast Iceland two years ago said that while he feels some sympathy for the captain of the amphibious vehicle that ran over his wife, safety precautions at the lagoon were totally lacking.

Silfra in Þingvellir

American Tourist Dies in Silfra

From now on, the number of people allowed to dive in Silfra fissure will only be a fraction of what it used to be, following a fatal accident there on Friday.

Silfra in Þingvellir

Stricter Rules Requested in Silfra

Þingvellir National Park Manager Ólafur Örn Haraldsson has asked the Icelandic Transport Authority to impose stricter rules and monitoring regarding scuba-diving and snorkeling in Silfra fissure.

Silfra in Þingvellir

Too Many Tourists Visit Silfra

There have been instances of people fainting while waiting their turn to snorkel or scuba-dive in Silfra fissure, according to Einar Ásgeir Sæmundsson, communications official at Þingvellir National Park.

Police car

Fatal Borehole Accident Investigated

The Suðurnes Police Department is investigating the accident in Reykjanes on Friday, in which a man was killed when gases from a borehole were carried into the water supply of the building where he slept.

Grímsfjall

Man Falls into Glacial Crevasse

Rescue workers in South Iceland and the capital area were called out at noon, because of a man who fell into a glacial crevasse by Grímsfjall mountain in Vatnajökull glacier.

Kirkjufjara Beach Closed

The Environment Agency of Iceland has decided to close Kirkjufjara beach, South Iceland, to all travelers, following yesterday’s accident, when a German woman lost her life after being caught by a wave.

Road, storm

Bus Rolls Over in Southwest Iceland

Eighteen tourists and their driver escaped with minor injuries when the bus they were in rolled over on Mosfellsheiði mountain pass, east of Reykjavík, late yesterday afternoon.

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