Rescue workers, planning the next move.

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Preparing to pull the vehicle out of the river.

Close Call When Vehicle Floats Down Krossá

24 Jun A foreign couple, traveling in Þórsmörk, the Icelandic highlands, narrowly escaped when trying to cross the river Krossá in their vehicle.

Vatnajökull glacier. Grímsvötn volcano and Grímsfjall mountain in the foreground.

Climate Crisis Could Delay Rescue Efforts on Glacier

7 Jun “Rescue missions could be delayed for hours, even for half a day or a whole day.”

From the scene of the accident.

Bus Accident in South Iceland: Four Seriously Injured

17 May A bus accident in South Iceland yesterday left four people seriously injured.

Rescue workers. Archive photo.

Three Rescued from Sinking Boat

7 May Three men were rescued from a sinking boat just off the shore from Hvammstangi, Northwest Iceland, around 4:30 this morning.

The drone at Egilsstaðir Airport.

Icelandic Waters Watched by Drone

2 May The Icelandic Coast Guard recently took a drone into use for monitoring the waters around Iceland.

This is what the watches will look like.

ICE-SAR watches available soon

30 Aug A large Swiss watch manufacturer, Luminox, has teamed up with the Icelandic Search and Rescue Association (ICE-SAR) to manufacture a line of watches with the association’s logo, Morgunblaðið reports.

Rivers were swelling in the highlands last night.

Overnight search for tourist ends well

28 Aug A man, whom rescue workers had searched for in the Central Highlands of Iceland since last night, was found safe and sound at 2 am.

New BBC programme on Icelandic search and rescue

24 Nov 2016 The BBC World Service has posted a new programme looking at the splendid work of the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue.

Transatlantic jet forced into emergency landing in Iceland

12 Sep 2016 Fire engines, ambulances and helicopters were dispatched to Keflavík International Airport (KEF) this weekend after a transatlantic passenger jet sent out a mayday call for an emergency landing.

PHOTOS: Iceland glacier lagoon firework display

15 Aug 2016 Almost 2,000 people attended the sixteenth annual firework display at Iceland’s stunning Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon on Saturday evening.

Iceland glacier lagoon fireworks display this Saturday!

10 Aug 2016 Iceland’s spectacular annual fireworks display at the iconic Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon will take place this Saturday evening.

Icelandic Coast Guard Helicopter.

Iceland Coast Guard helicopter photobombs a wedding photo shoot

26 Jul 2016 The wedding photographer CM Leung captured a pretty amazing moment during a wedding photo shoot in Iceland. A search and rescue helicopter from the Icelandic Coast Guard flew by the bride, dressed in a white wedding gown on a black glacial ridge.

Rescue conditions were very difficult.

Iceland river fall victim 27-year-old Frenchman

14 Jul 2016 The man whose body was found last night after falling into a river in South Iceland and being dragged under dense ice and snow was a French national born in 1989.

Iceland river fall tourist trapped under 6-metre snowdrift

13 Jul 2016 A French tourist who was carried under a massive snow-drift after falling into a river in South Iceland yesterday evening has yet to be found.

Rescue teams at work.

Drones extremely useful for Iceland's SAR teams

9 Jun 2016 Iceland's search and rescue teams are increasingly using drones for both rescue practices and actual rescues. By attaching cameras to drones, rescue areas can be mapped out much more quickly than by sending groups of rescue team members across the area.

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