Calm and mild weather with below 0ºC (32ºF) temperatures is forecast for all parts of Iceland over the coming days.
Nature & Travel
A senior citizen living in Hæðargarður centrally in Reykjavík was surprised when he looked out the window early this morning and noticed a sea eagle soaring above the city. Sea eagles have been spotted in Reykjavík annually for the past years.
The police in Skagafjörður, North Iceland, have closed an area around the cliffs Ketubjörg on Skagi peninsula, a popular spot for enjoying the view of Skagafjörður fjord, for safety reasons. Large cracks have formed in the cliffs and there’s a risk of a rockslide.
The private owners of the Geysir geothermal area, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland, have reiterated their concern that damage is being done to the area as a result of it being overcrowded. They request a quota on visitors.
People in Hallormsstaður and Jökuldalur in East Iceland witnessed how the sky suddenly lit up with a bluish light yesterday evening. Astronomer Gunnlaugur Björnsson at the University of Iceland believes that this was likely the case of a large meteorite.
The town of Reyðarfjörður (population: 1,000) in East Iceland is among 10 ‘Places to See Before They’re Changed Forever,’ according to an article on cnn.com.
Dozens of people gathered at Breiðamerkursandur beach by Jökulsárlón this morning to witness the solar eclipse. Iceland Review joined in on the fun. This image, by Páll Stefánsson, was taken ten minutes before totality.