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Nature & Travel

February 24, 2017.

Violent Gale Warning

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning (wind speeds in excess of 20 m/sec) for the northeastern part of the central highlands today, and a violent gale warning (20-28 m/sec) for all parts of the country tomorrow and heavy rain in the southeast.

Lake Mývatn.

Sh*t Happens in Mývatn

According to the CEO of Landvernd, the Icelandic Environment Association, hotel owners who profit from their proximity to Mývatn lake, North Iceland, are allowed to profit at the cost of the lake without the intervention of institutions whose role it is to protect the lake’s surroundings.

Weather.

Domestic Flights Canceled

Because of the severe weather system affecting Iceland this morning, all domestic flights to and from Reykjavík Airport have been canceled.

Storm in Reykjavík

Violent Gale Warning

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning (wind speeds in excess of 20 m/sec) today and tomorrow, but a storm or violent gale in West Iceland tomorrow.

From Reykjavík

Strong Gale Warning

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning for South Iceland today and for most areas of the country tomorrow.

Northern Lights Video

Aryeh Nirenberg, a passenger traveling from New York to Keflavík on December 31, recorded a video of the northern lights, which has caught a lot of attention.

Reykjavík City Hall

Frosty Start to Weekend, Thaw Tomorrow

Today will be cold with a slow wind across Iceland with -5 to -10°C (23-50°F) in inhabited areas and up to -20°C (-4°F) in the highlands, as in the past few days. The roads across Breiðdalsheiði and Öxi in East Iceland are currently impassable.

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