Fifth COVID-19-Related Death in Iceland

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Þingeyri in Dýrafjörður fjord.

Ring Road 2 to Open this Fall

5 Apr Later this year, a new Ring Road is scheduled to open in Iceland – Ring Road 2 in the West Fjords.

From Flateyri. The picture was taken in January.

Houses Evacuated in West Fjords

17 Mar Due to a high risk of avalanches in the West Fjords, several residential houses in Flateyri and Patreksfjörður have been evacuated, as well as some industrial buildings in Ísafjörður.

The damaged machinery shed and the pickup truck.

‘The Ground Appeared to Be Spinning’

7 Feb “The ground appeared to be spinning,” states Sigurgeir G. Jóhannsson.


Grateful to Be Alive

18 Jan The 14-year-old girl, who for 40 minutes was buried in an avalanche in Flateyri, the West Fjords, Tuesday night, before being rescued, described the experience.

Children at play in Suðureyri yesterday.

Among World’s Largest Avalanches to Hit Deflecting Dams

17 Jan The avalanches that fell in Flateyri, the West Fjords, Tuesday night are among the largest in world to have hit deflecting dams.

Súðavík, 25 years ago.

Deadly Avalanche 25 Years Ago Remembered

16 Jan Twenty-five years ago today, an avalanche fell in the village Súðavík in the West Fjords, claiming 14 lives.

From Flateyri, after the avalanches fell.

Buried in Snow for 40 Minutes

16 Jan “Of course this wasn’t supposed to be able to happen,” Ísafjörður Mayor Guðmundur Gunnarsson tells

Road conditions at 12:11 pm.

Police Ask Travelers to Respect Road Closures

15 Jan The West Fjords Police Department asks people in the West Fjords to respect road closures.

Rescue workers getting on board the coast guard ship Þór in Ísafjörður.

‘Everything Trembled and Shook’

15 Jan “Everything trembled and shook, and we heard a rumble as the the slope exploded on the other side of the fjord.”

From Flateyri harbor.

Large Avalanches Hit Village in West Fjords

15 Jan Three large avalanches fell in the West Fjords shortly before midnight last night - two of them in the village of Flateyri and the third near the village of Suðureyri.

The crosswalk works well as a speed bump.

Optical Illusion of 3D Crosswalk

7 Dec An innovative way to slow down traffic in the town of Ísafjörður, in the West Fjords of Iceland, has received world-wide attention.

Eyrarfjall mountain, by Ísafjörður.

Gondola Lift in Ísafjörður?

1 Dec The company Odin Skylift is interested in installing a gondola lift in Eyrarfjall mountain, in Ísafjörður Municipality, the West Fjords.

­ Bolafjall mountain.

Spectacular View for You

29 Oct If you like heights and staring down a steep slope, you have something to look forward to in 2021.

Volunteers and the crew of the Icelandic Coast Guard ship, leaving Barðsvík.

One Cove: Six Tons of Trash

16 Jul 2019 On Sunday, volunteers from Hreinni Hornstrandir (Cleaner Hornstrandir) transported 6.3 tons of trash – mainly plastic – from the cove Barðsvík in the Hornstrandir nature reserve.

A view over Ísafjörður, the West Fjords.

Can’t Afford Being Your Little Sister

13 Jun 2019 The Icelandic town of Ísafjörður, the West Fjords, has rejected an application from the mayor of the Polish town Ustrzyki Dolne, who sought to establish a sister-city agreement between the two towns.


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