Popular Viewing Place in North Iceland Closed

The police in Skagafjörður, North Iceland, have closed an area around the cliffs Ketubjörg on Skagi peninsula, a popular spot for enjoying the view of Skagafjörður fjord, for safety reasons. Large cracks have formed in the cliffs and there’s a risk of a rockslide.

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Icelandic Airlines Review Flight Deck Rules

Icelandic airlines Icelandair and WOWair have decided to tighten flight deck rules following revelations that Tuesday’s air disaster in the French Alps was the result of the co-pilot locking the captain out of the cockpit and intentionally causing the plane to crash.

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Holuhraun Gas Levels Monitored Online

Now that tourists can visit the Holuhraun eruption site, they must pay close attention to the levels of toxic volcanic gases in the area as the lava field will continue to degas for several months. This will soon be possible on the websites vedur.is and loftgaedi.is.

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Fatal Traffic Accident in South Iceland

A foreign tourist died in a traffic accident on the Ring Road in South Iceland, west of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, between 9 and 10 am this morning. It appears as if the driver lost control of the vehicle due to the poor road conditions, resulting in the car overturning.

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Reyðarfjörður auf CNN-Liste

Das Städtchen Reyðarfjörður in Ostisland (1000 Einwohner), welches vor allem bekannnt durch sein großes Aluminiumwerk geworden ist, landete unter den zehn „Orten, die Sie gesehen haben müssen, bevor sie sich für immer verändern“. Das steht in einem Artikel von Tamara Hinson auf cnn.com zu lesen.

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