About 50 Tourists Trapped On Floating Ice At Jökulsárlón - The Reykjavik Grapevine

About 50 Tourists Trapped On Floating Ice At Jökulsárlón

Published February 18, 2016

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Gylfi Blöndal

About 50 tourists are, at the time of this writing, trapped on floating chunks of ice at Jökulsárlón, in southeast Iceland.

Vísir reports that rescue workers from the nearby village of Hornafjörður have been called to the scene. The tourists in question are reportedly not in any immediate danger.

This is not the first time incidents such as this have occurred.

As reported, the government and parties within the tourism industry are currently launching a campaign aimed at tourists, in the hopes of educating them on the dangers and risks of certain locations around the country.

It should perhaps go without saying that cavorting on floating chunks of ice that are headed for the sea is generally a very bad idea. Given these recent developments, it bears repeating: cavorting on floating chunks of ice that are headed for the sea is generally a very bad idea.

UPDATE: RÚV now reports that all the aforementioned tourists have been rescued, with no injuries or deaths reported. Be that as it may, again: cavorting on floating chunks of ice that are headed for the sea is generally a very bad idea.

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