Narrow Escape from Avalanche: Video

10 Feb 2022 “The slope suddenly collapsed, as if the mountain had rifted.”


Avalanche Ingeniously Prevented: Video

28 Jan 2021 When a large crevice had formed in the mass of snow that had accumulated in the hills above the Icelandic Emigration Center in Hofsós, North Iceland, increasing the risk of an avalanche, local experts responded quickly.

Major damage in the ski area.

Avalanche Destroys Ski Chalet in Siglufjörður

21 Jan 2021 An avalanche occurred in the Siglufjörður ski area, North Iceland, yesterday morning, thursting the ski chalet off its foundation.

The coast guard ship Ægir.

Converting Coast Guard Ship into Avalanche Museum?

17 Oct 2020 How about converting a coast guard ship into an avalanche museum with overnight accommodation and a restaurant?

From Flateyri. The picture was taken in January.

Houses Evacuated in West Fjords

17 Mar 2020 Due to a high risk of avalanches in the West Fjords, several residential houses in Flateyri and Patreksfjörður have been evacuated, as well as some industrial buildings in Ísafjörður.

Young Man Dies in Avalanche in Esja Mountain

30 Jan 2020 A 23-year old man lost his life in an avalanche that fell in Esja mountain yesterday.


Grateful to Be Alive

18 Jan 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 “Of course this wasn’t supposed to be able to happen,” Ísafjörður Mayor Guðmundur Gunnarsson tells

Road conditions at 12:11 pm.

Police Ask Travelers to Respect Road Closures

15 Jan 2020 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 2020 “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 2020 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 2019 An avalanche fell onto Ring Road 1 in Ljósavatnsskarð pass by Ljósavatn, North Iceland, shortly before 9 pm last night.


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