Tour guide Helgi Guðmundsson is calling on tourists to respect warning signs and not put themselves in unnecessary danger following an incident yesterday he wishes he had not seen.
Nature & Travel
A blizzard is raging on all mountain passes in the West Fjords and on the roads leading to Flateyri and Suðureyri. The driving conditions are poor around Reykhólar in the southern part of the region and along Ísafjarðardjúp in the north. The roads under the mountainsides Súðavíkurhlíð and...
Search and rescue associations were called out yesterday evening to track down two groups of travelers in dismal weather conditions; two men who were located north of Mýrdalsjökull in the southern highlands and three others who were traveling the northern highlands. All men were found before...
Iceland Review photographer Geir Ólafsson ventured out into the bad weather in Reykjavík yesterday to take these shots.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued an avalanche risk warning for Patreksfjörður in the West Fjords.
A strong gale or severe gale warning, issued for wind of 20 to 28 m/s, is in effect for all parts of Iceland today. A violent storm, with wind of more than 28 m/s, is forecast for the West Fjords tonight and tomorrow.
Many streets in towns across East Iceland were impassable today still due to a blizzard which hit the region yesterday afternoon. Many schools in the region were closed today.
A major storm hit South Iceland on Sunday. Search and rescue volunteers had to assist at least ten drivers after flying stones smashed the windows of their cars. The people, mostly foreign tourists, were taken to a nearby hotel, but the cars were left behind.