Military vesssels in Sundahöfn harbor, Reykjavík, Friday.

Northern Viking Defense Exercise in Iceland

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Divers getting ready for the operation.

Diving Likely Postponed Till Tomorrow

10 Feb Efforts to retrieve the bodies of the victims of last week’s plane crash in Þingvallavatn lake, Southwest Iceland, will likely have to be postponed, since the ice on the lake has become too thick for diving to be possible.

Almar Yngvi Garðarsson.

Search Underway for 29-Year-Old Man

20 Dec Extensive search is underway in Southwest Iceland for a 29-year-old man, Almar Yngvi Garðarsson, who has been missing since early Sunday morning.

TF-GNA í Stafangri fyrir brottför.

Icelandic Coast Guard Receives Third Helicopter

6 May 2021 The latest addition to the fleet of Icelandic Coast Guard rescue helicopters landed at Reykjavík Airport Tuesday night.

This is the message left by the crew of Gísli Jóns.

Discovered Huge Christmas Tree in Ísafjarðardjúp Fjord

25 Dec 2020 There are various ways of sending Christmas greetings.

TF-GRO, one of the Icelandic Coast Guard's helicopters.

Will No Rescue Helicopter Be Available Next Week?

20 Nov 2020 The Icelandic Coast Guard has issued a statement, explaining that due to the ongoing strike of aircraft mechanics, an emergency situation is looming.

El Grillo, before it was shot down in 1944.

Trying to Contain Oil Leakage in East Fjords

3 May 2020 By the end of May, the Icelandic Coast Guard plans to make the first step toward preventing further leakage from the wreck of a British oil tanker, lying at the bottom of Seyðisfjörður.

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

Samples Transported in Severe Weather

6 Apr 2020 Severe weather hit every part of the country over the weekend.

From Gunnólfsvíkurfjall mountain.

Stuck on Mountain Top for 12 Days

22 Jan 2020 He was stuck at the top of a mountain for 12 days, due to severe weather.

Þór’s (Thor’s) Power no Longer Needed

19 Dec 2019 Power is back on in Dalvík, North Iceland, where numerous electric power poles were destroyed in the violent storm that hit the country last week.

Four People Rescued in Northeast Iceland

29 Nov 2019 All four people on board were rescued this morning from a stranded boat in Þistilfjörður fjord, Northeast Iceland.

Posing like a Playmobil set.

Action Figures or Actual People?

10 Oct 2019 What may look like a Playmobil set is instead the actual helicopter, crew and equipment of the Icelandic Coast Guard.

Flames destroyed most of the plane.

Pilot Survives Plane Crash near Reykjavík

18 Sep 2019 Miraculously, a pilot survived when a small single engine plane he was flying crashed on top of Skálafell mountain yesterday afternoon.

The majestic iceberg, looking mysterious in the fog. It is estimated that only one fifth to one-seventh of it is above sea level.

Majestic Iceberg West of West Fjords

7 Jul 2019 There was surprise in store for Morgunblaðið photographer Eggert Jóhannesson and journalist Skúli Halldórsson when they were offered to accompany the crew of TF-SIF, northwest of the West Fjords.

Three Die in Plane Crash in South Iceland

10 Jun 2019 Three people are dead and two seriously injured after a small plane crashed in South Iceland last night.

The drone at Egilsstaðir Airport.

Icelandic Waters Watched by Drone

2 May 2019 The Icelandic Coast Guard recently took a drone into use for monitoring the waters around Iceland.

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