From Flateyri. The picture was taken in January.

Houses Evacuated in West Fjords

News Tagged with “Avalanche”

Young Man Dies in Avalanche in Esja Mountain

30 Jan A 23-year old man lost his life in an avalanche that fell in Esja mountain yesterday.

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Grateful to Be Alive

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

Road conditions at 12:11 pm.

Police Ask Travelers to Respect Road Closures

15 Jan The West Fjords Police Department asks people in the West Fjords to respect road closures.

Rescue workers getting on board the coast guard ship Þór in Ísafjörður.

‘Everything Trembled and Shook’

15 Jan “Everything trembled and shook, and we heard a rumble as the the slope exploded on the other side of the fjord.”

From Flateyri harbor.

Large Avalanches Hit Village in West Fjords

15 Jan Three large avalanches fell in the West Fjords shortly before midnight last night - two of them in the village of Flateyri and the third near the village of Suðureyri.

From Ljósavatnsskarð pass.

Avalanche Closes Road in North Iceland

20 Dec An avalanche fell onto Ring Road 1 in Ljósavatnsskarð pass by Ljósavatn, North Iceland, shortly before 9 pm last night.

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