Jóhann Sveinbjörnsson, holding the certificate for being person of the year in the East Fjords.

Life-Saving Trip to Golf Course

News Tagged with “Search & Rescue”

Should Yellow Alert Require Cancelation?

24 Jan A yellow weather alert does not automatically mean that organized trips in Iceland must be canceled.

The American plane wreck in Sólheimasandur, South Iceland.

Bodies Discovered in Sólheimasandur

17 Jan Two bodies were discovered on Sólheimasandur beach, South Iceland, yesterday, near the American plane wreck.

Waiting for help inside the crammed vehicle.

‘This is How You Die in Snow’

14 Jan We reported last week that 39 tourists were successfully rescued from Langjökull glacier on January 7, after being caught in a blizzard during a snowmobile tour organized by Mountaineers of Iceland.

One of the cars that froze to the road last night.

Cars Freeze to Road in South Iceland

14 Jan The rescue team Kyndill in Kirkjubæjarklaustur was called out last night to assist tourists, stuck in their cars by Núpar, east of Kirkjubæjarklaustur.

From the rescue operation Tuesday night.

‘This Trip Should Have Been Canceled’

9 Jan “The company, we think, is reckless, and this trip should have been cancelled.”

Minister of Tourism Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir.

‘The Company’s Responsibility is Great’

9 Jan “Given the information now available, I don’t see how the company could rightly make the decision to take a trip under the circumstances.”


Letter from Tourist Rescued on Langjökull

9 Jan We reported yesterday that 39 people were rescued from the base of Langjökull glacier after having been taken on a snowmobile trip in the highlands by the snowmobile tour company Mountaineers of Iceland.

Archive photo.

Man Missing in West Iceland

2 Jan Representatives of police and rescue teams will decide today whether to resume the search for a man who has been missing in Hnappadalur valley, West Iceland, in recent days.

The office of the Kópavogur rescue team.

Arrested for Stealing Fireworks from Rescue Team

27 Dec Four people were arrested last night, suspected of having stolen fireworks from the Kópavogur search and rescue team over Christmas.


Search for Missing Woman Continues

27 Dec Search will resume today for a woman who is believed to have fallen into the ocean by Dyrhólaey promontory, South Iceland.

The C-130 Hercules aircraft landed at Reykjavík Airport shortly before noon.

Danish Air Force Assists in Search for Teenager

12 Dec The Icelandic Coast Guard has sought help from the Royal Danish Air Force in the search for a teenage boy, who fell into a river in Eyjafjörður, North Iceland, last night.

Teenager Misssing after Falling into River

12 Dec Search is still underway for a teenage boy who fell into the river Núpá in Eyjafjörður, North Iceland, last night.

This van in Vestmannaeyjar landed on a wall.

Extremely Busy Night for Rescue Workers

11 Dec Icelandic rescue workers were called out about 600 times during the past 24 hours.

Four People Rescued in Northeast Iceland

29 Nov All four people on board were rescued this morning from a stranded boat in Þistilfjörður fjord, Northeast Iceland.

From the memorial service by Landspítali.

1,573 Lives Lost in Traffic Accidents

18 Nov People gathered in many places in Iceland yesterday to remember victims of traffic accidents, as did people all over the world.


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