Search and Rescue was called in the late hours of Thursday evening to help dig out nearly 200 vehicles that had gotten stuck on Hellisheiði mountain pass during a major winter storm.
Yesterday‘s storm didn‘t go unnoticed by Icelanders, causing minor property damage as well as temporary power blackouts across the capital area, Reykjanes, the Westman Islands and more locations.
The Icelandic Met Office asked residents in Iceland to prepare for a storm today, which has currently begun to reach Icelandic shores.
The trailer from documentary Under an Arctic Sky was published yesterday. Photographer Chris Burkard and filmmaker Ben Weiland came to Iceland in December 2015 with a group of surfers in the hope of being able to surf under the northern lights.
Siglufjörður resident Torfi Þórarinsson compares yesterday’s weather in the North Iceland town to a tornado.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a storm warning for this evening in Southwest Iceland and the central highlands.
The Department of Civil Protection in Iceland asks people in the East Fjords to stay indoors tonight and tomorrow morning.
The storm that plagued East Iceland yesterday caused an avalanche to fall on a farmhouse in Aðalból, Hrafnkelsdalur valley, north of Eyjabakkajökull glacier in Vatnajökull glacier.
After the recent gentle weather, it is due to get wintry over parts of Iceland today—though nowhere near as stormy as the hurricane force winds that struck ten days ago, the duty meteorologist assures RÚV.
There are no reports of severe injuries to people as a result of yesterday’s storm, but property damage is significant.
The Oslo Christmas tree on Austurvöllur square in downtown Reykjavík has been taken to shelter due to the imminent storm.
Bus services in Reykjavík after 5 pm have been canceled due to the extreme weather warning this evening. The Department of Civic Protection has strongly advised that people across the country stay indoors after 5 pm today.
The Met Office keeps telling us we’re about to be affected by the worst weather in Reykjavík in 25 years. Since you may be wondering how bad it was 25 years ago, we’ll give you an idea.
The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police has declared a state of uncertainty due to the extreme weather warning.
Due to the extreme weather forecast for today, Ring Road 1 from Markarfljót river to Breiðamerkurlón glacial lagoon in South Iceland, will be closed at noon.
An extreme weather warning with hurricane force winds has been issued for Iceland for Monday. Police have strongly urged people against traveling tomorrow with the weather described as very dangerous.
Our photographer Páll Stefánsson sent us this photo of where Ring Road 1 has been closed in South Iceland, due to the violent storm affecting the area.