A man was found injured in the remote Jökulfirðir in the West Fjords today. The hiker was poorly equipped and slipped in and out of consciousness. He appeared to have fallen and suffered head trauma, and probably bone fractures too.
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Around 80 people, mostly foreign tourists, were camping at Álftavatn along the popular Laugavegur hike in Iceland’s south-central highlands on Thursday night when a storm hit.
A large landslide fell from the mountain Árnesfjall in Árneshreppur, the northeastern West Fjords, and down to Hvalvík cove yesterday afternoon. Farmer at Melar Björn Torfason witnessed the event and described it as if the mountain had exploded.
Flood water from the geothermal area below Mýrdalsjökull glacier in South Iceland can still be detected in the rivers Múlakvísl and Jökulsá at Sólheimasandur. Travelers are advised to keep away from the western edge of Sólheimajökull glacial tongue where the flood emerges.
A number of tourists were reported in the area by Sólheimajökull glacial tongue in South Iceland yesterday in spite of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police’s Civic Protection Department warning people against traveling there due to a minor glacial outburst flood and dangerous gases...
Owner of travel company Teitur Jónasson ehf., Haraldur Teitsson, has declared the road across Kjölur, a popular highland route which connects South and North Iceland, to be “horrible,” especially the northern side from Blöndulón to Seyðisá.
There are indications that a small glacial outburst flood is occurring in the river Múlakvísl, which originates in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, where the volcano Katla is located.
Reiner Huttasch, an opera lighting technician from Bern, Switzerland, recently arrived in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland, on the ferry with a 54-year-old Swiss-made Buhler tractor.
The municipality of outer Rángárþing, South Iceland, has decided to host a competition for the organization and design of a visitors’ area surrounding the Landmannalaugar hot springs.
There are signs that the puffin stock in Iceland is at great risk again this year. According to biologist Erpur Snær Hansen, there is a collapse of the puffin stock in Iceland.
The Iceland Met Office has issued a warning that mudflows may occur across roads in mountainous regions in Northwest and North Iceland in the coming days. There is also a risk of landslides in the West Fjords and on Tröllaskagi in the north due to heavy rainfall.
Twenty-one people were rescued from the whale-watching boat Haukur after it got stranded on Lundey island in Skjálfandi Bay, North Iceland, shortly before 6 pm yesterday.
Most campsites in Iceland have electricity and many offer cooking and laundry facilities, as well as showers. Additional facilities at some campsites in Iceland include free Wi-Fi, television and even laser tag.
Precipitation in Reykjavík measured 115.8 millimeters in June, the highest since records began in 1920 and more than three times the June average.
A deep low is forecast in Southwest and West Iceland tomorrow. The Icelandic Met Office has urged travelers to keep an eye on weather updates over the next few days.
Landmannalaugar, the well-known hot springs in South Iceland, have been red-listed by the Environment Agency of Iceland.
The search and rescue team of Hornafjörður are looking for a French man who went hiking at Lónsöræfi on June 17 and has not been heard from since.
Iceland’s Ring Road is among the world’s top ten coastal drives according to members and editors of virtualtourist.com.
The Icelandic Coast Guard is to request an injunction against the landowner charging an entrance fee to Stokksnes near Höfn í Hornafirði, Southeast Iceland.
The Icelandic Met Office has advised travelers with trailers that winds of 8 to 15 m/s are forecast in South and West Iceland tonight and tomorrow.
According to the Glacier Research Society of Iceland, Sólheimajökull glacier in the south of the country has retreated 887 meters since 1995, not 240 meters as earlier reported.
Sólheimajökull glacier in South Iceland has retreated 240 meters over the past two decades, according to geologist Björn Oddsson.
Hunter, the border collie lost for nearly a week after his travel cage fell off a conveyor belt and burst open at Keflavík International Airport, has been found safe.