Members of the police were dispatched to Jökulsárlón earlier today after a number of tourists had begun traversing the frozen lake.
The temporary bridge over Steinavötn river will be opened for all traffic at noon today according to the Icelandic Road Administration.
One of Iceland’s most popular and beloved natural sites, the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in the country’s southeast, will officially become a nature reserve today.
Sigrún Magnúsdóttir, Iceland’s environment minister, believes the State might have the right of first refusal to buy Jökulsárlón. She will discuss the idea at today’s cabinet meeting.
Witnesses of the fatal accident at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in which a female tourist of foreign origin was hit by a boat on wheels at the parking lot have been offered crisis counseling, according to Sveinn Kristján Rúnarsson, South Iceland chief of police.