Rescue workers faced difficult conditions.

Successful Rescue of Man Stuck in Mud for Hours: Video

News Tagged with “Search & Rescue”
From Akureyri.

Flying Trampolines and Cars Stuck in Snow

5 May Summer may officially have arrived in Iceland, prompting optimistic people to take out their trampolines and patio furniture.

Icelandic Coast Guard ship Þór in Ísafjörður. The picture was taken in January.

Samples Transported in Severe Weather

6 Apr Severe weather hit every part of the country over the weekend.

Archive photo.

100 Tourists at Red Cross Relief Center in South Iceland

28 Feb The Red Cross opened a relief center at 3 am this morning at Heimaland, near Eyjafjöll mountains in South Iceland, for stranded tourists, whose vehicles had gotten stuck in snow.

ICE-SAR's rescue vessel Oddur V. Gíslason.

Fisherman Rescued in High Winds: Video

17 Feb A man was rescued early this morning from a small fishing boat, just north of Vogar, Reykjanes, Southwest Iceland, after his fishing boat had suffered engine failure and drifted fast toward the shore in high winds.

Part of the group of 39, waiting for rescue workers.

‘We Pray this does not Happen Again’

30 Jan “[We] pray this does not happen again,” state David and Gail Wilson, an Australian couple, who three years ago were left stranded for hours on Langjökull glacier.

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

Life-Saving Trip to Golf Course

26 Jan An 86-year-old man from Seyðisfjörður, Jóhann Sveinbjörnsson, was recently chosen the East Fjords person of the year.

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.


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