The Icelandic Met Office has issued a storm warning for today. The forecast is for winds of up to 25 meters per second with rain and black ice.
Nature & Travel
There has been a 25-fold increase in birds in Kolgrafafjörður, Snæfellsnes peninsula, since the mass herring deaths in late 2012-early 2013, according to director of the West Iceland Center of Natural History Róbert Arnar Stefánsson.
The Landowners Association of Geysir has decided to suspend the introduction of an entrance fee to visitors of the Geysir geothermal area after the Finance Minister filed an injunction demand at the Selfoss District Commissioner on Friday.
Kolgrafafjörður on Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland, has been proving popular with tourists since the mass herring deaths in 2012 and 2013. Up to 200 people visited the area on Wednesday.
The search and rescue team of Vopnafjörður spent twenty hours helping a traveler who had passed a closing sign on Ring Road 1, east of Lake Mývatn, and continued on until he got stuck in snow.
The month of February has been dry in Reykjavík with no snow or rain while there has been almost non-stop snow in the northern and eastern parts of Iceland.
An avalanche fell from the mountain Heinabergsfjall last night on road 590 on Skarðströnd in West Iceland’s Dalir region. This is the third avalanche to fall on that part of the road in the last few days.
Visiting Europe’s most powerful waterfall, Dettifoss in Northeast Iceland, will soon cost ISK 800 (USD 7, EUR 5).