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Árneshreppur, the West Fjords, Iceland

Massive Mudslide Falls in West Fjords

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.

Sólheimajökull glacier, South Iceland

Gases Still Released by South Iceland Flood

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.

Sólheimajökull glacier

Tourists Crowd Glacier in Spite of Warnings

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...

Tractor

Tourist Arrives in Iceland on Tractor

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.

Lake Kleifarvatn

More Rain and Windy Weather Ahead

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.

Mývatn

Hot Spring Admission Fees Started

Yesterday afternoon the organization of landowners at Reykjahlíð, an area in Mývatnssveit in the north of Iceland, began charging a fee of ISK 800 (EUR 5/USD 7) for access to the hot springs east of Námafjall. The fee will apply to Icelanders and foreign tourists alike.

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