Smári Sigurðsson, director of the Icelandic Association of Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR) states that it is unclear who bears responsibility for the safety of tourists in many of the country’s most popular destinations.
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South Iceland Police believe a body found yesterday is that of Nika Begadze, a Georgian asylum seeker.
Search and rescue personnel in the southern West Fjords were mobilized around 4 pm yesterday due to a traveler in distress west of Rauðisandur beach.
After sending out a distress signal at 4:30 am this morning, three Americans sailors have been rescued from their yacht in deep water off the southwest coast of Iceland.
The man who fell into Gullfoss waterfall on Wednesday has been identified by South Iceland police as Nika Begades, a 22-year-old from Georgia.
The search for a man who fell into Gullfoss waterfall on Wednesday will be scaled back over the weekend, according to the South Iceland police.
Search resumed this morning for a man who fell into Gullfoss waterfall, South Iceland, between 4 and 5 pm yesterday.
Two hikers who, were reported missing in the West Fjords late last night, have been found safe and sound.
A missing runner has been found safe and sound, albeit cold, according to Jónas Guðmundsson of the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue.
One of the kayakers rescued Saturday night from the ocean by the mouth of the river Þjórsá, South Iceland, has died.
More than 300 Icelandic rescue workers continued searching for clues regarding the disappearance of Birna Brjánsdóttir last night.
At a press conference at 5 pm, the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police Department announced that the Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter discovered a body this afternoon on the rocky beach by Selvogsviti light house on the south coast of Reykjanes peninsula. The body is believed to be that of Birna...
The Reykjavík Metropolitan Police department has sent a request to every regional management of rescue groups in Iceland, asking for volunteers to participate in a major search for Birna Brjánsdóttir, scheduled for tomorrow.
A six-year-old child was saved on Reynisfjara beach yesterday by a rescue worker who had mistakenly been called out to that beach instead of the adjacent Kirkjufjara beach.
The woman who was swept out to sea by a wave on Kirkjufjara beach, South Iceland, yesterday, has died.
A foreign tourist, a woman in her late forties, fell into the ocean by Kirkjufjara beach by Dyrhólaey promontory in South Iceland shortly before 1 pm today. The woman was found near the location where the accident occurred, at around 2 pm and was taken by helicopter to Landspítali hospital in...
David and Gail Wilson, the Australian couple who were lost for seven hours on Langjökull glacier in a blizzard on Thursday, harshly criticized the company which organized the snowmobile tour, Mountaineers of Iceland, for having gone ahead with the tour in such weather.
Rescue workers were called out shortly before 5 pm yesterday to search for a man and a woman who had gone missing on Langjökull glacier.
Two rescue workers were injured late last night when searching for a farmer on the Vatnsnes peninsula, Northwest Iceland.
The hunter who was found alive in East Iceland yesterday after an extensive search since Friday wants others to learn from his mistake.