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.
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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).
After heavy snowfall in the eastern and northern parts of Iceland over the last week, roads have finally started to reopen.
The foreign tourists who spent the night sleeping in a tent in -23°C (-9.5°F) at Lake Mývatn, Northeast Iceland, last night looked cheerful and lively as they were packing up their tens this morning, according to local Kolbrún Ívarsdóttir.
The wind at Stórhöfði in Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman islands) yesterday was among the strongest ever recorded in Iceland. The easterly wind reached 180 km/h (112mph) last night.