Daily DV has asked its readers to take selfies and post them on Instagram with the hashtag #ovedursselfie. In Icelandic ‘óveður’ means really bad weather.
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A strong gale (more than 20 m/s) is forecast for Northwest and West Iceland today. Snow is expected in the north and east of the country but it will be mostly dry in other parts of the country.
There are no further signs that Hekla is going to erupt, according to Björn Oddsson, a geophysicist at the Icelandic Police’s Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management.
Heavy snowfall and a storm will hit the eastern part of Iceland later today. The storm is expected to last until tomorrow morning.
The police in Húsavík, Northeast Iceland, have requested that the police in Germany take a report from artist Julius von Bismarck and his colleague in connection with vandalism of natural relics in three places in Iceland.
An estimated 300-400 dolphins were seen in Norðfjörður, where the East Iceland town of Neskaupstaður is located, on Friday. They are believed to have been white-beaked dolphins.
The police in South Iceland will erect in the area around Hekla several warning signs of a possible eruption in the volcano.
The Stopp - Let’s Protect the Park project, organized by director Darren Aronofsky, Björk, Iceland Nature Conservation Association and Landvernd, the Icelandic Environment Association, has raised ISK 35 million for Icelandic nature conservation, as announced at a press conference in Harpa...
Siglufjarðarvegur, the road between Siglufjörður and Skagafjörður, North Iceland, has been closed due to the risk of avalanche.
The search and rescue team in rural Jökuldalur valley, East Iceland, has had to rescue tourists stuck in snow on the old road on Möðrudalsöræfi mountain pass, connecting East and North Iceland, nine times over the past year. The road is not in use anymore.
The police in Rangárvallasýsla recommend that people who intend on hiking up Hekla volcano take their mobile phones with them so that if measurements show that an eruption is imminent, they can be contacted.
The magma chamber under volcano Hekla is now almost full, according to Páll Einarsson, professor in geophysics at University of Iceland.
As of yesterday, visitors to Geysir must pay an entrance fee of ISK 600. The introduction of a fee has been widely debated.
The search and rescue team in the Þingeyjarsýsla region, east of Akureyri, was called out at midnight last night to search for a tourist who had planned to spend the day photographing the waterfall Dettifoss but had not returned to his hotel in Akureyri.
A nature pass system will be implemented in Iceland at the beginning of next year, ruv.is reports. The pass will cost ISK 2,000 (USD 17, EUR 13) for four days, ISK 3,000 (USD 26, EUR 19) for one month and ISK 5,000 (USD 44, EUR 32) for five years.
Tourists in search of the northern lights last night had to call search and rescue to assist them when they got stuck in snow on road 431 near Lake Hafravatn on the outskirts of the capital.
Search and rescue services found the man who had been hiking on Snæfellsjökull during the storm yesterday.
Search and rescue services have been busy responding to calls during the ongoing storm. A tourist called the 112 national emergency number at around 4 pm asking for assistance on Snæfellsjökull.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a storm warning for today. The forecast is for winds of up to 25 meters per second with rain and black ice.
There has been a 25-fold increase in birds in Kolgrafafjörður, Snæfellsnes peninsula, since the mass herring deaths in late 2012-early 2013, according to director of the West Iceland Center of Natural History Róbert Arnar Stefánsson.
The Landowners Association of Geysir has decided to suspend the introduction of an entrance fee to visitors of the Geysir geothermal area after the Finance Minister filed an injunction demand at the Selfoss District Commissioner on Friday.
Kolgrafafjörður on Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland, has been proving popular with tourists since the mass herring deaths in 2012 and 2013. Up to 200 people visited the area on Wednesday.
The search and rescue team of Vopnafjörður spent twenty hours helping a traveler who had passed a closing sign on Ring Road 1, east of Lake Mývatn, and continued on until he got stuck in snow.