PHOTOS: Glacier river flood damage

The Skaftá glacier river flood is now making itself well felt in areas of South Iceland.

The gushing waters are causing severe damage to farmland, breaking through protective walls, and flooding entire fields.

Locals have described the flow of the river as “unprecedented” and a “great natural disaster”.

As local farmer Gísli Hall­dór Magnús­son puts it: “We are extremely small when the forces of nature make themselves heard.”

Above are a few pictures showing some of the scenes witnessed today.


Partly cloudy


4 °C

Rain showers


6 °C



7 °C

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