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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.

Road, storm

Bus Rolls Over in Southwest Iceland

Eighteen tourists and their driver escaped with minor injuries when the bus they were in rolled over on Mosfellsheiði mountain pass, east of Reykjavík, late yesterday afternoon.

Beluga whale.

Will Belugas be Brought to Vestmannaeyjar?

The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) is reviewing a request from a British company interested in transporting three beluga whales from an aquarium in Shanghai, China, to Vestmannaeyjar islands.

Grímsstaðir

British Billionaire Buys Grímsstaðir

British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe has purchased the majority of the land of Grímsstaðir á fjöllum, Northeast Iceland, located in the highlands north of Vatnajökull glacier.

Rain.

Weather Warning

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning (wind speeds in excess of 20 m/sec) in the highlands today, in most parts of the country tonight and again tomorrow night.

Road, storm

Strong Gale Warning

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning (wind speeds in excess of 20 m/sec) today, covering the region from Holtavörðuheiði mountain pass in Northwest Iceland to the Húsavík area in the northeast.

Bárðarbunga volcano under Vatnajökull glacier.

Bárðarbunga Trembles

Three earthquakes in excess of magnitude 3 measured 4-6 km (2.5–3.7 miles) northeast of Bárðarbunga volcano, under Vatnajökull glacier, yesterday morning.

Minister for the Environment Sigrún Magnúsdóttir.

Environment Associations Take Minister to Court

The environment associations Landvernd and Fjöregg are taking Icelandic Minister for the Environment Sigrún Magnúsdóttir to court for failing to declare certain areas in Skútustaðahreppur district, North Iceland, as protected.

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