Sprengisandur Highland Route Opens

sprengisandur_psThe road across Sprengisandur, part of Iceland’s central region, opened on Wednesday morning. It is still cold in the highlands and has a considerable amount of snow and so river levels could increase quickly with rising temperatures. There are many unbridged rivers on the route.

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Medieval Market, Church and Pier Festivals in Iceland

medieval-market-gasir_esaThe ancient marketplace Gásir in Eyjafjördur, close to Akureyri in north Iceland, will come alive this weekend. From July 16 to 19, handcrafters dressed in medieval fashion will demonstrate ironwork and other crafts, an old-fashioned ballgame will be played and spear fighters will put on a show.

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Kleineres Erdbeben in der Katla

myrdalsjokull-katla_psEin Erdbeben der Stärke 2,6 auf der Richterskala ereignete sich vorgestern gegen 16 Uhr unter der Eiskappe des Mýrdalsjökull im Vulkan Katla. Das Epicenter lag in einer Tiefe von etwa drei Kilometern, 7,7 Kilometer nördlich des Berges Hábunga.

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