The cargo ship, which was transporting cement, ran aground last Saturday at Helguvík harbour near Keflavík.
An Instagram video shows dozens of tourists getting swept off their feet by a wave on the shore, while others—including the photographer herself—rush to get out of the reach of the surf.
Contrary to the previous belief that the ship was leaking gasoline, closer examination of the hull yesterday revealed that it is, in fact, unlikely that any of the gasoline drums on board were compromised.
Almost 1,800 elementary school children in rural Iceland utilized the school bus services offered by their municipalities last year.
A yellow weather warning has been issued for the whole of Iceland, other than the South West region.
The Icelandic Met office expects that the weekend will bring more of the same and is advising that outdoor enthusiasts take appropriate precautions this weekend.
From January 1 to the end of September, 103 people were stopped from entering Iceland at airport passport control.
Famed for its “hot river” in which you can bathe, the area has become a popular tourist destination in recent years, but has had to be closed by the Environment Agency on occasion when the high level of foot traffic has caused significant damage to the area.
Police clarified that “we know how ATMs work” but that due to bank security and privacy protocols, “we have no authorization to get information from the bank system except with a court order.”
"“Did you go to the ATM earlier tonight but forget to take your money? Lucky for you, there were two trustworthy young gentlemen behind you in line."
A recent publication identifies Katla as a “a globally important source of atmospheric carbon dioxide,” but an Icelandic geophysics professor says that the only real conclusion that can be drawn from this is that more research is needed.
The flood waters are expected to reach the edge of Vatnajökull late on Friday, August 3, with the peak of the flood possible during the early hours of Sunday, August 5.
The Environment Agency of Iceland has reported ten incidents of illegal, off-road driving since the beginning of June.
The current national record belongs to last year’s champion, Vilhjálmur Andri Einarsson, who stayed in a 0°C ice bath for 20 minutes last year.