Óskar Jónasson, pleased with the project.

Bridge that Rocks

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Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson opened the tunnel by phone from the office of the Icelandic Road Administration in Borgartún, Reykjavík.

New Tunnel and Ring Road 2 Open in West Fjords

27 Oct A new tunnel, Dýrafjarðargöng, connecting Arnarfjörður and Dýrafjörður fjords in the West Fjords, was formally opened on Sunday.

Some of the dolls on display.

Mom’s Dolls on Display in Ísafjörður

18 Oct An interesting exhibition of dolls from all over the world opened not long ago at Búðin, Ísafjörður.

The coast guard ship Ægir.

Converting Coast Guard Ship into Avalanche Museum?

17 Oct How about converting a coast guard ship into an avalanche museum with overnight accommodation and a restaurant?

West Fjords in White

30 Sep This amazing photo of the south side of the West Fjords was recently taken over Breiðafjörður bay.

The light was unbelievable in Arnarfjörður fjord.

Wow, What a View of the West Fjords!

27 Sep Morgunblaðið photographer Árni Sæberg traveled to the West Fjords in August.

Laundry on a line by the physician's residence.

Ghosts and Gorgeous Landscape

13 Sep “Visiting the West Fjords has seldom been as enjoyable as this summer.”


Unique View of Dynjandi Waterfall: Video

16 Aug Dynjandi waterfall, located in Arnarfjörður fjord, the West Fjords, is no doubt among Iceland’s most impressive waterfalls.

Fifth COVID-19-Related Death in Iceland

6 Apr A man in his 60s died of COVID-19 at Landspítali National University Hospital yesterday.

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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 “Of course this wasn’t supposed to be able to happen,” Ísafjörður Mayor Guðmundur Gunnarsson tells mbl.is.




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