The head of the National Association of Firefighters and Ambulance Workers calls the state of ambulance services in South Iceland unacceptable.
Friday afternoon, 130 Icelandic rescue workers were called out because of a passenger jet, which was experiencing engine trouble.
The weekend was a bad one for hikers who ventured to Fimmvörðuháls, the mountainous area between Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull glaciers in Iceland.
A foreign tourist is seriously injured after falling down 30-50 m (98-164 ft) by Sólheimajökull glacier.
An extensive search is underway for a foreign tourist who fell into a river by Sveinsgil ravine, north of Torfajökull glacier in the southern Icelandic highlands last night.
The Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter rescued a foreign tourist this afternoon, who sent out an emergency signal while hiking alone on Ófeigsfjarðarheiði mountain.
“You saved me! I’m alive because of you! My tears are not sign of disappointment they are tears of joy and happiness of just being alive.”
Rescue workers from Hella, Hvolsvöllur and Vík í Mýrdal , South Iceland, were called out to Hrafntinnusker mountain this morning to assist hikers in trouble.
Despite extremely difficult circumstances, numerous rescue workers and police officers succeeded overnight in saving a foreign couple trapped in the Nesskriður mountain slope, east of Siglufjörður, North Iceland.
Rescue workers from Vík í Mýrdal, South Iceland, were called out this afternoon to assist a foreign woman who was trapped in a landslide by Reynisfjara beach.
The severe weather, that affected the country last evening and overnight, caused damage in several communities.
A tourist, who had called for assistance after getting lost hiking along Fimmvörðurháls, in the highlands in South Iceland, was found unharmed in his tent last night.
Rescue teams in Northeast Iceland were called out shortly after noon yesterday to help foreign tourists whose cars were stuck in Langidalur.
The British hikers who were saved by rescue teams three times in December, as they attempted to cross the country, have responded to criticism.
The Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter was called out shortly after noon yesterday to pick up a British hiking team in Emstrur, between Landmannalaugar and Þórsmörk.
The Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter landed at Reykjavík Airport at 3:40 am this morning with a newborn baby who needed hospitalization.
One man in Höfn, Hornafjörður, missed his dinner on Christmas Eve, but what he didn’t miss was an opportunity to save stranded tourists.
Workers toasted in Champagne last night after their efforts to save the sand pump vessel Perlan (Pearl) finally paid off.
Efforts failed yesterday to save the sand pump vessel Perlan (Pearl) from the bottom of Reykjavík Harbor where it sank Monday.