Today, the temperature has risen to 17°C (63°F) in Iceland, while Norway and Sweden have been subject to sub-zero temperatures and snowfall. Unseasonably warm weather is forecast throughout this week.
Nature & Travel
The Environment Agency of Iceland (Umhverfisstofnun) opposes plans by Icelandair Hotels to add on to Hótel Reykjahlíð by Mývatn lake.
Imagine standing by Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, Southeast Iceland, admiring the view, when, suddenly, you see a car floating in front of you.
Last night, the temperature in Vopnafjörður, Northeast Iceland, reached 18°C / 64°F, similar to what it is like in Rome.
Due to heavy rain and very windy conditions, all flights of Air Iceland are on hold and Ernir Airlines has canceled all flights today.
Despite a new warning sign on Reynisfjara beach in South Iceland, tourists keep risking their lives for a good picture.
The Icelandic Met Office expects the water level of rivers to continue to rise in South Iceland until midnight on Friday.
Bakkakotsá river is close to overflowing Ring Road one in South Iceland, between Vík í Mýrdal and Hvolsvöllur.
The South Iceland Police and the Icelandic Road Administration have decided to close the road to Þórsmörk, the south central highlands, today, due to heavy rainfall.
The Icelandic Met Office issued a heavy rain warning this morning for South and West Iceland, which will be in effect through Thursday morning.
Rescue workers were called out yesterday afternoon to assist two men, stuck in a 4x4 in Steinholtsá river, on the road to Þórsmörk.
The Icelandic Met Office reports that at 6:10 am this morning an earthquake of magnitude 3.2 registered in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, South Iceland, where Katla volcano is located.
Skútustaðahreppur district has halted work on a new Fosshotel at Grímsstaðir, just north of lake Mývatn.
The Aviation Color Code for Katla volcano, which was changed to yellow last week due to a series of earthquakes, has been changed back to green.
South Iceland Police are monitoring popular tourist areas around Mýrdalsjökull glacier in light of recent seismic activity in Katla volcano, and in case of an eruption, tourists will receive an SMS.
Since midnight, about 22 tremors have registered around Katla volcano, South Iceland, which is considerably less than yesterday.
Due to the increased seismic activity in Katla volcano, the South Iceland Police have closed the road to Sólheimajökull glacier, a popular tourist destination.
The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police and the District Commissioner of Police in South Iceland have declared a Civil Protection Uncertainty phase due to seismic unrest in Katla volcano in Mýrdalsjökull, as stated by the Scientific Advistory Board of the Department of Civil Protection...
Kristín Jónsdóttir, natural hazard program director at the Icelandic Met Office, states scientists are puzzled by the series of tremors in Katla volcano in the past 24 hours.