Rescue Team Called Out To Save Hikers - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Rescue Team Called Out To Save Hikers

Published November 3, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
Photos by
José Hernández

Iceland’s Search and Rescue team was called out to Sólheimajökull Glacier late yesterday to help a group of eight lost hikers, reports Vísir.

According to the Icelandic Association of Search and Rescue time got away from the hikers and as a result they were unable to find their way back down.

Rescue workers from Vík, Hvolsvöllur and Heimaland have now been deployed and hope to find the hikers as soon as possible.

Iceland can be a treacherous place to travel so be sure to check out Iceland’s Search and Rescue’s Safe Travel site for information on where to drive and how to stay safe when on the road or hiking in Iceland today. Always make sure you have some means of getting help and that someone knows to expect you and can call for help if you don’t arrive back to safety at the prearranged time.


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