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Beware of Reindeer

The snow in Iceland has insured a white Christmas for all. But it also means that it is difficult to get from one place to another. The Road Administration has been busy clearing some of the main roads but still suggest that nobody goes on the road unless it is necessary. Many roads are very slippery and cars have sometimes been blown off the road when the winds are strong. Iceland Review heard of such an incident on the 23rd on the road to Hornafjördur in the southeast, just off the bridge over Skeidará River. You can get information on the condition of roads here.

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Reindeer in summer. Photo: Páll Stefánsson

The Road Administration and the East Iceland Natural History Institute warn against reindeer on the roads in the southeast. And not just because its Christmas. They may be on the lowlands whenever there is snow. They stay together in hoards and are beautiful sight.

If you are in Iceland and would like to share your experience over Christmas in words or photos with icelandrevie.com readers, please send us mail. We’d love to hear from you.

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