A 7.9 km (4.9 mi) long tunnel, named Norðfjarðargöng, opened yesterday between Neskaupstaður and Eskifjörður in East Iceland, replacing a difficult mountain road around Oddskarð.
On Saturday, official markings for the Ring Road in East Iceland will be changed. This is done mainly in order to prevent tourists from travelling through Breiðdalsheiði during Winter.
The temporary bridge over Steinavötn river will be opened for all traffic at noon today according to the Icelandic Road Administration.
A temporary bridge over Steinavötn river has been opened to pedestrian traffic following damage to the original bridge by flooding.
Lagarfljót river, the river flowing through Egilsstaðir, the largest town in Eastern Iceland has begun to flood.
South-East and Eastern Iceland have faced torrential rain, with severe damage to the main road, as well as bridges. The country‘s main road has been severed at Hólmsá, and around forty sheep are believed to have drowned.
Mischievous sheep have caused trouble for residents of Fjarðabyggð municipality, East Iceland, this summer.