Nature & Travel

Ring Road to North Iceland Reopens

The mountain pass across Holtavörðuheiði connecting West and North Iceland was cleared this morning. The road, which is part of Ring Road 1, had been impassable for 24 hours. The snowstorm has also interrupted domestic flights.

Cut Off For Six Days

There have been no flights to Gjögur airport in the Westfjords municipality of Árneshreppur since late last week—and the road is closed too.

Nature Pass Losing Popularity

The controversial idea of charging Icelandic and foreign tourists to see the pearls of the Icelandic countryside is making its way through parliament and looks likely to become a reality.

Storm Breaks Wind Meter

The wind which hit East Iceland on Sunday was so strong that meteorologist Þóranna Pálsdóttir declared it among the “strongest we’ve seen.”

More Stormy Weather across Iceland

Another strong gale warning has been issued for South and West Iceland today and tomorrow. A gale is described as wind more than 20 m/s. The forecast also includes snow for the south and west turning to sleet or rain this afternoon.

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