300 people stranded in the Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon seen from above.

The Blue Lagoon seen from above. mbl.is/Kristinn Magnússon

Around 300 guests were stranded because of the weather in the Blue Lagoon last night. Bogi Adolfsson, chairman of the rescue team Þorbjörn in Grindavík, says that by 4 o’clock last night things had been resolved and most visitors had already left to go home.

“Most people had their cars and we dropped them off at a hotel nearby. This took a while,” Adolfsson tells mbl.is.

This is what it looked like yesterday. Around 300 cars …

This is what it looked like yesterday. Around 300 cars were helped on the road to Grindavík last night. Photo/The Rescue team Þorbjörn

Good cooperation between the responders

There were enough tasks for the rescue team yesterday, and Adolfsson says that the rescue work has been a success and people have been patient.

“There is a lot of snow and it’s difficult when it is upon us in this magnitude, but yesterday was just another example of good cooperation between the responders and the Icelandic Road Administration.”

Rescue teams at work yesterday evening at Mosfellsheiði.

Rescue teams at work yesterday evening at Mosfellsheiði. Photo/Landsbjörg

Then, a few hundred people went to the mass-relief centre in Grindavík, but not the visitors of the Blue Lagoon.

“The crowded shelter was completely exhausted. We had some hundred beds, but not everyone was ready to lie down and relax; some were nervous about the weather.”

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