Nature & Travel

Blizzard and Avalanche Risk in West Fjords

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...

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Tourists Saved from Highlands in Crazy Weather

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...

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The low pressure system moving across Iceland today can be monitored on the website

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Another Storm Warning for Across Iceland

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.

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Crazy Weather in South Iceland Smashes Windows

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.

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Advance Booking Now Needed for Blue Lagoon

There have been so many visitors to the Blue Lagoon, Southwest Iceland, this February that guests without an advanced booking have not been allowed entry, reports. After 6 pm, however, it is not necessary to book.

Storm on Reykjanes, Southwest Iceland.

Storm Warning for Parts of Iceland

The weather forecast for today is for decreasing northerly and northeasterly wind, widely 10 to 18 m/s around noon, but 18 to 25 m/s in the east and southeast. Snowshowers in the north and east, elsewhere mostly dry and partly fair, but widespread snowdrifts.

A car stuck in snow in Keflavík.

Poor Road Conditions in Southwest Iceland

The driving conditions in South and Southwest Iceland, including Suðurnes region where Keflavík International Airport is located, are currently poor with intermittent snowfall blocking visibility, snow-cover and slippery roads. Search and rescue services were called out to assist drivers this...

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Record in Canceled Flights in Iceland

The weather has been unusually crazy in Iceland this winter, leaving commuter blizzard-struck on roads and grounding flights. A new record was set at domestic airline Air Iceland when 90 flights were canceled in the first nine days of February.

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Icelandic Fox Cubs Sent to Foreign Zoos

The Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park recently sent animals to be kept at foreign zoos for the first time. These were the five cubs of fox couple Frosti and Flandra, which were born last spring. After undergoing medical examination and vaccination, one cub was sent to Norway and four to Sweden.

Snowstorm by Hallgrímskirkja

Storm Warning for West Iceland

A strong gale is expected in West and Southeast Iceland today. Wind of 13 to 23 m/s is forecast for Southwest Iceland along with snowshowers, decreasing later in the day, while it will be dry in East Iceland.

East Iceland

Warmer in Iceland than Spain

The temperature in Dalatangi, the easternmost building and weather station in Iceland, was 17.4°C (65°F) yesterday, close to an all-time heat record for Iceland in February. In Madrid, Spain, the temperature was 7°C (44°F), 13°C (55.4ºF) in Benidorm, a popular year-round beach resort, and 0°C (...


Reykjavík Fully Booked in ‘Off Season’

Nearly all hotels in Reykjavík are currently booked out in what was until not long ago an unpopular time to visit Iceland. According to managing director of Sónar music festival Björn Steinbekk, there have been problems trying to find accommodation for journalists traveling to Reykjavík for the...

The ice tunnel in Langjökull.

Europe’s Longest Ice Tunnel to Open in June

The ice tunnel which is being made in Langjökull, Iceland’s second-largest glacier, will be completed in a few weeks and is set to open in June and tourists will be able to experience the icecap from within. At 400 meters (1,312 feet), the ice tunnel will be longest in Europe.

Möðrudalsöræfi Northeast Iceland

Cold and Changeable Weather in Iceland in January

January 2015 was colder than the average January in the past decade everywhere in Iceland apart from a few locations in the south. Precipitation was also frequent around the country last month, albeit not record-breaking. January was characterized by changeable weather.

A beach in Strandir, the West Fjords

Ancient Walrus Bones Studied in Iceland

The Icelandic Institute of Natural History and the University of Iceland have signed an agreement on joint research of the ancient biology of walruses in Iceland. Up to 2,000-year-old walrus bones have been found in Iceland, especially in the western part of the country.

Road 65 in Kervík, the West Fjords

Avalanche Closes West Fjords Road

The road under Súðavíkurhlíð by Súðavík in the West Fjords is currently closed because of an avalanche which fell on the road last night. A northerly wind has been forecast for the next 24 hours, 8-13 m/s, with snowfall in some parts of the country.