Iceland Monitor

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 08:56:00 +0000
Damon Albarn to Perform at Harpa in June
English musican, singer and songwriter Damon Albarn has long dreamt of composing a piece about the view from the window of his house in Iceland.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:36:00 +0000
Chinese Couple Died of Hypothermia
Preliminary findings from the autopsies of the bodies of a young Chinese couple, discovered January 16 in Sólheimasandur, South Iceland, suggest that they died of hypothermia.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:32:00 +0000
Stuck on Mountain Top for 12 Days
He was stuck at the top of a mountain for 12 days, due to severe weather.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:30:00 +0000
Hidden Danger in the Highlands
If you plan to drive in the central highlands in Iceland this winter, make sure you know of a hidden danger on the way, which could be life-threatening.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 13:32:00 +0000
No Travel Advised in Central Highlands Wednesday Night
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a yellow weather alert for Breiðafjörður in West Iceland, the West Fjords, Northwest Iceland and the central highlands.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:30:00 +0000
Loo to Build Christmas House in Hella
Malysian businessman Loo Eng Wah has plans to build a Christmas house and more in Hella, South Iceland.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 10:16:00 +0000
Proud to Have Lowest Rate of Prisoners
In 2017, Iceland had the lowest number of prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants, or 39, among European countries.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:18:00 +0000
Expecting 130,000 Chinese Tourists
The number of Chinese tourists in Iceland is expected to increase rapidly in the coming years.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:04:00 +0000
Beware of Counterfeit Euro Bills
There have been several incidents of counterfeit 100 Euro bills reported in circulation in Iceland over the weekend.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:28:00 +0000
Three Serious Accidents in Two Days
Three serious accidents have occurred in Iceland since Friday afternoon.

Sun, 19 Jan 2020 08:04:00 +0000
New Road to Be Built to Seljalandsfoss
A new road will soon be built to Seljalandsfoss waterfall, South Iceland.

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 08:03:00 +0000
Grateful to Be Alive
The 14-year-old girl, who for 40 minutes was buried in an avalanche in Flateyri, the West Fjords, Tuesday night, before being rescued, described the experience.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:49:00 +0000
More Icelanders Seek Medical Care Abroad
The number of Icelanders who seek medical care abroad has rapidly increased in recent years.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:23:00 +0000
Among World’s Largest Avalanches to Hit Deflecting Dams
The avalanches that fell in Flateyri, the West Fjords, Tuesday night are among the largest in world to have hit deflecting dams.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:36:00 +0000
Bodies Discovered in Sólheimasandur
Two bodies were discovered on Sólheimasandur beach, South Iceland, yesterday, near the American plane wreck.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:56:00 +0000
Suspicious People Reported in West Iceland
The West Iceland Police have received several reports of suspicious people in their district in January.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:27:00 +0000
Deadly Avalanche 25 Years Ago Remembered
Twenty-five years ago today, an avalanche fell in the village Súðavík in the West Fjords, claiming 14 lives.

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 09:48:00 +0000
Buried in Snow for 40 Minutes
“Of course this wasn’t supposed to be able to happen,” Ísafjörður Mayor Guðmundur Gunnarsson tells

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:07:00 +0000
Police Ask Travelers to Respect Road Closures
The West Fjords Police Department asks people in the West Fjords to respect road closures.

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 11:14:00 +0000
‘Everything Trembled and Shook’
“Everything trembled and shook, and we heard a rumble as the the slope exploded on the other side of the fjord.”