Members of the police were dispatched to Jökulsárlón earlier today after a number of tourists had begun traversing the frozen lake.
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Rescue services were busy around the country last night, due to extreme weather, particularly in the northern parts.
The Ring Road has been reopened to traffic at Holtavörðuheiði, Northwest Iceland, following a heavy snowstorm which trapped seven trucks and their drivers overnight.
The Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST) has deemed mussels in Hvalfjörður fjord safe to consume, ending a two-year alert.
The earnings from admission to Hallgrímskirkja church’s tower amounted to ISK 238 million last year, resulting in an overall profit for the church.
A police resolution in the South of Iceland prohibits travellers from staying overnight in populated areas. Travellers are to sleep in regulated campsites.
A few minor accidents occurred this morning due to the first snowfall of the season in the Reykjavík capital area.
On Saturday, official markings for the Ring Road in East Iceland will be changed. This is done mainly in order to prevent tourists from travelling through Breiðdalsheiði during Winter.
Around one quarter of fines charged for speeding past traffic enforcement cameras are not collected, Vísir reports.
A committee researching guidelines for establishing a national park in the central highlands of Iceland has submitted its final report to the Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources.
Travellers are advised to show caution by Jökulsá á fjöllum river in Northeast Iceland due to a high level of conductivity and possible gas.
The municipal council of Árborg, South Iceland announced possible plans of building an international airport in their community.
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.
Foreign tourists who visit Iceland in the winter report being happier with their experience at popular tourist spots in Iceland than those who visit during the summer.
The Icelandic Met Office asked residents in Iceland to prepare for a storm today, which has currently begun to reach Icelandic shores.
October was an unusually warm month this year, with heat levels above average in every part of the nation.