search and rescue

Birna’s Body Found on Beach

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...

Search for Birna Brjánsdóttir.

Major Search Planned for Tomorrow

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.


Woman Retrieved from Ocean, Flown to Hospital

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...

Gail and David Wilson.

Lost Tourists on Glacier Critical of Company

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.

Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter

Search and Rescue for Hiker and Hunters

More than 80 volunteers from search and rescue associations in North Iceland and Reykjavík, along with the Coast Guard’s helicopter crew, took part in the rescue of a man who had become trapped in the steep mountainside of Gunnólfsvíkurfjall on Langanes peninsula, Northeast Iceland, yesterday...

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson.

President Sells Emergency Worker

Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid formally launched a fundraising effort of Icelandic rescue teams, ICE-SAR, yesterday.

Guðmundur Sverrisson

Man Missing in West Fjords

Rescue workers in the West Fjords and in West Iceland were called out shortly before noon yesterday to search for Guðmundur L. Sverrisson, a middle-aged man who was last seen in Patreksfjörður fjord, the West Fjords, between 3 and 4 am on Tuesday.


Body of Tourist Found

Search and rescue crews have found the body of a French tourist who fell into a river by Sveinsgil ravine in the southern Icelandic highlands Tuesday night.