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Avalanche in West Fjords

Three skiers escaped without serious injury after being hit by an avalanche in Botnsdalur valley by Súgandafjörður fjord in the West Fjords last night.

Blizzard and Avalanche Risk in West Fjords

A blizzard is raging on all mountain passes in the West Fjords and on the roads leading to Flateyri and Suðureyri. The driving conditions are poor around Reykhólar in the southern part of the region and along Ísafjarðardjúp in the north. The roads under the mountainsides Súðavíkurhlíð and...

View from Flateyri

Impact of Avalanches Studied in Iceland

A study into the impact of avalanches when they hit steel levies, set up to protect roads in Iceland, has been launched by Norway-based Icelandic engineer Árni Jónsson. One of the objectives is to find out if the design of the levies can be improved.