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Northern Lights Video

Aryeh Nirenberg, a passenger traveling from New York to Keflavík on December 31, recorded a video of the northern lights, which has caught a lot of attention.

Reykjavík City Hall

Frosty Start to Weekend, Thaw Tomorrow

Today will be cold with a slow wind across Iceland with -5 to -10°C (23-50°F) in inhabited areas and up to -20°C (-4°F) in the highlands, as in the past few days. The roads across Breiðdalsheiði and Öxi in East Iceland are currently impassable.

Jökulsárlón

Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon in State’s Ownership

District Commissioner in South Iceland Anna Birna Þráinsdóttir stated yesterday that the Icelandic state’s preemption right to acquire Fell, the land to which part of Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon belongs, had not expired after all on January 9 when the state announced its decision.

Alex Bellini.

Adventurer to Cross Glacier and Drift with Ice

Italian adventurer Alex Bellini is planning to plant a capsule in a drift ice in Greenland next winter and live inside it for one year to study and raise awareness of climate change. One January 20 he will launch a solo crossing of Vatnajökull glacier on skis.

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.

Gail and David Wilson.

Lost Tourists on Glacier Critical of Company

David and Gail Wilson, the Australian couple who were lost for seven hours on Langjökull glacier in a blizzard on Thursday, harshly criticized the company which organized the snowmobile tour, Mountaineers of Iceland, for having gone ahead with the tour in such weather.

Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier.

Tremors in Bárðarbunga Volcano

An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 occurred in the northern caldera of Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull glacier shortly before noon yesterday. A few aftershocks followed, the largest of which measured 2.3 magnitude.

Whispering Iceland.

Timelapse Video of Iceland

We found these timelapse images of Iceland, called ‘Whispering Iceland,’ at vimeo.com and thought we’d share them with you.

Taking pictures on a rocky beach.

Severe Gale Warning

A severe gale warning is in effect for North and East Iceland, as well as for the area south of Vatnajökull glacier.

Blowing snow

Travel and Weather Warning for East and Northeast

ICE-SAR has issued a travel warning for today, due to the weather forecast, which calls for heavy snow and blizzard conditions on mountain roads in East Iceland shortly after noon and later during the day in Northeast Iceland.

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