CEO of WOW air, Skúli Mogensen.

Future of WOW air uncertain as Icelandair cancels negotiations

09:51 GMT Icelandair Group has decided that its possible involvement in WOW air’s operations, as announced on 20 March 2019, will not materialize. Therefore, all discussions between the parties have been cancelled.

WOW airs struggle continues.

Indigo Partners cancel negotiations with WOW air who starts discussions again with Icelandair

22 Mar The proposed investment of Indigo Partners LLC ("Indigo Partners") in WOW air has been cancelled by Indigo Partners. Therefore, all negotiations between WOW air and Indigo Partners have been cancelled.

No weather for travel today!

Travel warning: Orange and Yellow alerts active today in Iceland

22 Mar Hurricane strength wind gusts are expected in south east Iceland between Vík and Djúpivogur on Friday afternoon until midnight. No travel recommended in this area. In Reykjavik heavy snowfall is expected this afternoon.

Bad weather on its way to Iceland tonight

21 Mar An area of low pressure is on its way frm the south to Iceland's south coast and will have arrived by midnight, accompanied by strong winds and heavy rain.

Icelandic children playing at Nauthólsvík geothermal beach.

Iceland in fourth place of world's happiest nations

20 Mar The World Happiness report was pubished today and the four happiest nations of the world, in this order, are Finland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland.

Storm expected late Wednesday afternoon in many parts

20 Mar Bad weather will hit North West Iceland this afternoon with winds of up to 20 - 25 m/s in the West Fjords and up to 20 m/s on Holtavörðuheiði.

Driving into an avalanche danger zone is not a great idea.

Tourists disregard road barriers and drive into an avalanche in Iceland's West Fjords

20 Mar Two tourists sought police assistance after getting trapped between two avalanches, The two men had disregarded road barriers and were promptly rescued - and fined.

Iceland wants to borrow whale skeleton from Denmark

19 Mar The Icelandic Museum of Natural History has requested to borrow a skeleton of a North Atlantic right whale from the Danish zoology museum. Danes own two such skeletons that come from adult whales hunted in Iceland in 1891 and 1904.

Að sögn Björns er veður víðast hvar að ganga niður.

Wind speed records broken yesterday in South Iceland

12 Mar The most powerful gust of wind ever measured in South Iceland was measured at Steinar meterological station yesterday at 67.9 metres per second.

Icelandair's Boeing 737 Max

Icelandair shares drop in wake of Boeing crash

12 Mar Icelandair shares dropped sharply at the Iceland stock exchange yesterday. The drop in shares can partly be traced to the fact that Icelandair uses three Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets. Two such planes in the ownership of other airlines crashed recently.

Even more hazardous waves than usual are expected tomorrow at Reynisfjara beach.

Storm warning: No weather for travel until Tuesday afternoon

11 Mar Today, March 11th travellers can expect a storm and very powerful gusts of wind in South and South West Iceland reports the Iceland Met Office and Safe Peopla are urged to adjust travel plans.

Umferð gekk illa á Vesturlandsveginum í gærmorgun.

Snow blizzard expected today between Seljalandsfoss and Kirkjubæjarklaustur

8 Mar The Iceland Met Office warns of a snow blizzard between Seljalandsfoss waterfall and the town of Kidkjubæjarklaustur in the southernmost point of Iceland.

Storm and sleet expected in South Iceland

7 Mar An easterly storm is expected in South Iceland accompanied by sleet or snow. Travellerts are urged to be careful as roads oould become difficult to pass.

Northern lights expected tonight

4 Mar Today is a calm and fairly clear day in South and West Iceland and Northern lights could be spotted in the evening.

The poor swan has an aluminium can stuck to its beak.

Swan with tin can stuck to beak being rescued

4 Mar A swan was spotted with a tin can stuck to its beak in Urriðaholt, a suburb of Reykjavik. People are asked not to try to rescue the swan themselves as it is scared and will fly away and to wait for professionals as a rescue operation is underway.


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