11 Mar 2019Yesterday South Iceland police were notified about a body that was found on the banks of the Ölfusá river. The body is believed to be that of Ríkharður Pétursson who disappeared from his Selfoss home in January 2018.
19 Jun 2017The police chased a car this morning from Reykjavik and towards Selfoss. When it was clear where the driver was heading the police closed the bridge over Ölfusá River. The driver didn’t have any intention to stop even though the bridge was closed off. Instead, he drove into the river.
24 Aug 2015Plans are being made to mount an expedition to recover chains, cannon and ballast from the Danish warship Gothenburg, which sunk a short distance from the estuary of Ölfusá river in South Iceland in 1718.
14 Nov 2014The driver of the car that plunged into the Ölfusá river last night has just been found on the riverbank near Selfoss airport. He was freezing cold and very shaken and has been transported to the local hospital. He has not been questioned yet about the accident which occurred a considerable distance from where he was found.