News
South Iceland Flooding Continues, Part Of Route 1 Closed

South Iceland Flooding Continues, Part Of Route 1 Closed

Words by
Photos by
RÚV

Published August 7, 2018

Flooding is still pretty severe in south Iceland, and part of Route 1 is closed. Travelers are advised to exercise extreme caution and avoid the flooding area.

As reported, part of the Skaftárjökull glacier was measured to have collapsed by some eleven metres, indicating geological activity had melted a great deal of ice. This resulted in subsequent flooding through the southeast Iceland region.

As can be seen, a large stretch of Route 1 is closed to car traffic as workers seek to repair the road. While flood waters are no longer rising, they have yet to show signs of retreat.

Experts at the Icelandic Met Office believe water levels will return to normal over the next few days.

These conditions are further complicated by the high winds that are sweeping across the east and southeast, along with heavy rains.

As such, travel through southeast Iceland is strongly cautioned against, and those who want to travel through the east should exercise great care.


News
Artist Commandeers Church, Hilarity Ensues

Artist Commandeers Church, Hilarity Ensues

by

Snorri Ásmundsson, artist and enfant terrible against the Icelandic establishment, held a performance piece last week on the tiny north

News
Iceland’s Fishing Minister: No Plans For “All-Seeing Eye” Within Government

Iceland’s Fishing Minister: No Plans For “All-Seeing Eye” Within Government

by

A proposed drone surveillance plan for Iceland’s fishing fleet has provoked a strong response from the Confederation of Iceland Enterprise

News
Many One-Lane Bridges In Iceland Fall Short On Safety & Weight Tolerance

Many One-Lane Bridges In Iceland Fall Short On Safety & Weight Tolerance

by

There are still many one-lane bridges in Iceland that do not meet established requirements for safety and weight tolerance. There

News
Asylum Applications Decrease, While Iraqi Deportations Increase

Asylum Applications Decrease, While Iraqi Deportations Increase

by

Applications for asylum have decreased by 40% between last year and this one, RÚV reports. However, deportations of Iraqi asylum

News
Iceland’s Fishing And Environmental Ministers Disagree Over Whaling

Iceland’s Fishing And Environmental Ministers Disagree Over Whaling

by

Iceland’s Minister for the Environment, Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson of the Left-Green Party, is not convinced that Iceland’s whaling policies are

News
Reykjavik Primary Schools To Offer Free Student Supplies This Autumn

Reykjavik Primary Schools To Offer Free Student Supplies This Autumn

by

Reykjavík City Council just took another step towards increasing equality for all students, regardless of their family’s income level, RÚV

Show Me More!