Ring Road 1 Iceland

National Treasure Prepares Electric Bike Record Attempt

Television journalist, adventurer, environmentalist and national treasure, Ómar Ragnarsson, will set off tomorrow (Tuesday) trying to break the Icelandic record for the longest trip made on an electric bicycle on a single charge. He plans to make it all the way from Akureyri to Reykjavík.

Traffic in Reykjavík.

Car Owners: Fuel is Still Too Expensive

The Association of Icelandic Car Owners has criticized the oil companies, saying that lower world wholesale prices are not being felt proportionately by consumers. The oil companies disagree.

A closure sign on Fjarðarheiði, East Iceland.

Snowfall and Impassable Roads in Iceland

Most regions in Iceland have been subject to snowfall in the past days, especially North Iceland. The main roads are being cleared. There are poor driving conditions around Ólafsfjörður, on Tjörnes east of Húsavík and between Þórshöfn and Bakkafjörður.

Steingrímsfjarðarheiði, the West Fjords.

Two Communities without Road Connections

Two communities are currently without road connections with the rest of Iceland, the rural Árneshreppur in Strandir region in the West Fjords and the hamlet in Mjóifjörður fjord, between Seyðisfjörður and Norðfjörður in the East Fjords.

A snowy road.

Roads Closed, Iceland Struck by Blizzards

After mild weather and spring-like thaw during Easter, most regions were subject to snowfall last night and this morning a blizzard raged on the mountain pass Öxnadalsheiði in North Iceland, which is part of the Ring Road, causing it to be closed.

Blizzard and Avalanche Risk in West Fjords

A blizzard is raging on all mountain passes in the West Fjords and on the roads leading to Flateyri and Suðureyri. The driving conditions are poor around Reykhólar in the southern part of the region and along Ísafjarðardjúp in the north. The roads under the mountainsides Súðavíkurhlíð and...

Vadlaheidi tunnel.

North Iceland Tunnel behind Schedule

The tunnel through Vaðlaheiði connecting Akureyri and Húsavík in Northeast Iceland is half-finished. The tunnel was originally supposed to open in December 2016 but the opening has now been postponed until spring 2017.

Árneshreppur, the West Fjords, Iceland

Cut Off For Six Days

There have been no flights to Gjögur airport in the Westfjords municipality of Árneshreppur since late last week—and the road is closed too.