School has been canceled in parts of East Iceland, including in Eskifjörður, Seyðisfjörður and Neskaupstaður due to bad weather and difficult driving conditions.
Nature & Travel
The Reykjavík Forestry Organization has announced that this year’s “Christmas Forest” is going to be Hólmsheiði and it opens to the public at 12.00 today (Saturday).
This video shows a great display of northern lights at Húsafell, a popular resort, with Jupiter at center stage.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a storm warning for East Iceland today, expecting a strong gale wind of more than 20 m/s. An avalanche risk has been declared for Ísafjörður in the West Fjords and an avalanche uncertainty level for the northern West Fjords.
Visir.is published a video of a group of four people attempting to walk in the strong wind in Reykjavík. The wind was so strong that it started to push them into the underground car park.
A blizzard struck Southwest Iceland this morning and, coupled with slippery conditions, resulted in 16 cars running off the road on the Þrenglsi pass, between Reykjavík and the South Iceland villages of Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki.
A storm which caused disruption and closed roads in many parts of Iceland has now died down; though not for long. “This is far from being over,” warns meteorologist Birta Líf Kristinsdóttir; adding that it is due to get windy again later on today.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a storm warning for Southwest and West Iceland tonight. Strong wind of up to 28 m/s, gusts of up to 50 m/s near mountains as well as snow and sleet are forecast. Strong wind, gale force in some areas, is forecast across the country.
In November 61,000 tourists visited Iceland, 31 percent more tourists than in the same month last year and five times more tourists than 12 years ago, which is when the Icelandic Tourist Board first started counting visitors to Iceland arriving at Keflavík International Airport.
Photographer Joe Capra traveled to Greenland and Iceland to shoot ten nights of the Arctic Aurora. The video, called ‘Two Lands - Greenland | Iceland,’ is a compilation of some of the footage he filmed while there.
Italian Photographer and Iceland Review cooperator Elisabetta Rosso won a National Geographic competition for her photo of a swan in the snow.
Never-before-seen footage of an orca (or killer whale) training camp in Iceland in the 1980s, described as “disturbing” and “heartbreaking,” was broadcast for the first time on CNN last week. The whales were captured and trained for SeaWorld and other marine parks.
Minister of Industry and Travel Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir’s nature pass bill has been approved by the government and it will be presented in more detail in the coming days. The Icelandic Travel Industry Association (SAF) opposes the bill and proposes a tax on accommodation nights instead, which...
Search and rescue association Blanda from Blönduós, Northwest Iceland, was called out shortly after 3 am last night because of a small rental Renault Megane which was stuck on the highland road across Kjölur north of Hveravellir.
The Icelandic Met Office’s warning of a southwest strong gale wind with an average speed of more than 20 m/s will be valid for North Iceland until noon today. Iceland Review editor and photographer Páll Stefánsson caught the following images of the storm yesterday.
From all over the country there have been news of roof slates blowing off, windows breaking, trees falling, etc. About 350 people have been called out on search and rescue missions.
Anne Marieke took a horse tour in Iceland in 2014 and made a video about it. She calls it Horse Round up Víðidalur. If you are interested in Iceland or in horses, then check out this is the video.
Meteorologist Einar Sveinbjörnsson thinks the storm today might be on par with epic storms like the 1991 storm which literally lifted people and caused extensive property damage. The weather has already caused some disruption.
Visits by tourists to Þingvellir National Park in Southwest Iceland have increased by 238 percent over the darkest months, November through February, in ten years. Their number has gone up from 21,000 to 71,000.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a warning as a major storm is expected to hit Iceland on Sunday afternoon and last until late on Monday. The wind speed might reach 20-30 m/s on Sunday, or 110 km/h (65 m/h). On Monday, squalls near mountains might reach 50 m/s, or 180 km/h (112 m/h).
After cooler temperatures, slippery road conditions and minor snowfall today, the warm weather Iceland has enjoyed so far this month is set to continue, as meteorologist Trausti Jónsson writes on his blog.
A cross-country skiing course which was to be held in Ísafjörður, the West Fjords, next weekend has been canceled due to a lack of snow. There isn’t even any snow on the mountain tops, local news website.