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Bárðarbunga is located in the Vatnajökull ice cap.

Two earthquakes measuring 3.9 in Bárðarbunga volcano in Iceland

15:25 GMT Two earthquakes of the magnitude of 3.9 occurred in Bárðarbunga in Vatnajökull glacier this afternoon.

A photograph taken by the  SENITEL-1 satellite yesterday morning, November 20th showing the fissures that have been formed in the Öræfajökull cauldera.

Öræfajökull observed from space

10:30 GMT The European Space Agency (ESA) satellite has been photographing the surface of Öræfajökull from space and in the images, developments are clearly visible.

SAR teams at work this morning.

Cars stuck for hours in blinding snowstorm in North Iceland

09:25 GMT Rescue teams were hard at work in the early hours coming to the aid of vehicles stuck in blinding snow on Holtavörðuheiði, the part of the no.1 ring road in the mountains leading to North Iceland. Dislogding the cars took around three hours.

How to pronounce Öræfajökull

yesterday While there are still no signs of an iminent eruption, Öræfajökull is under close surveillance. In the event of an eruption it might be useful to learn to pronounce the name of the volcano, which is a little less of a tongue-twister than Eyjafjallajökull.

A photograph taken of Öræfajökull this morning.

Experts meet about Öræfajökull today

yesterday Geologists, volcanologistis and the Civil Protection in Iceland are meeting today to assess the situation at Öræfajökull where there have been signs of unrest. The aviation code for the area is still yellow.

The weather forecast for North Iceland is looking very bad this week.

Storm warning for Tuesday

yesterday Anyone plannng to travel around Iceland this week should follow the forecast carefully. A storm will hit North Iceland tomorrow and bad weather will continue until Friday.

Öræfajökull glacier.

Uncertainty about course of events at Öræfajökull volcano

19 Nov Although it's clear that there's a lot of geothermal heat underneath the Öræfajökull cauldron there are no signs of an iminent eruption. Scientists are however, uncertain as to what exactly is going on.

The new caldera can be seen clearly on this image.

Yellow alert put up for Öræfajökull volcano

18 Nov A new caldera, measuring a diameter of one kilometres has been formed in this last week in Öræfajökull glacier, a caldera spotted via satellite images of the glacier.

The eruption in Holuhraun in 2014-15

Iceland's volcanoes may be getting ready to blow

17 Nov According to Páll Einarsson, geophysicist at the geological science department of the University of Iceland believes that there are evident signs that some of Iceland's most famous volcanoes are becoming unrestful.

Laiz is working on a photography book on Icelandic horses.

Enchanted by the silence in Icelandic nature

16 Nov Argentinian photographer Guadalupe Laiz is enhanted by Ieland and has visited the country three times. It's mainly the Icelandic horse and the silence in Icelandic nature that has drawn her to Iceland but this autumn she undertook something quite different.

There's lots of precarious icing on streets and pavements this week.

Lots of accidents in Reykavik due to icy paths and streets

16 Nov The head of the ER at the National University Hospital in Iceland says that an unusual amount of accidents occurred due to people falling on ice.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Bjarni Benediktsson and Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson.

Coalition talks going well

16 Nov Morgunblaðið reports that according to its sources, there have been no setbacks in the coalition talks between the Left Green Movement, the Independence Party and the Progressive Party.

Winter is here to stay, says the Iceland Met Office.

Heavy snow showers in Reykjavik today

16 Nov This morning, heavy dark snow showers are expected in the capital area and people are warned that driving could get difficult and traffic heavy as a result.

A meal conducted in silence hosted by Finnish artist Nina Bachman.

Enjoy a silence meal at the Nordic House

15 Nov The Silence Meal is a performative dining experience hosted by the Finnish artist Nina Backman and takes place on November 19-21st.

The music hall at the centre of Akureyri.

2.500 Brits fly direct to Akureyri

15 Nov British travel agency Super Break has organised chartered flights between Britain and Akureyri in North Iceland.


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