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Drivers to Watch Out for Reindeer in East Iceland

By Iceland Review

Reindeer have been roaming around the forest Hallormsstaðaskógur in east Iceland in the past days. These are a group of bucks moving between Egilsstaðir and the forest.


Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The bucks sometimes run across the highway, surprising drivers who resort to emergency braking, nearly causing accidents in a few instances, reports.

The Road Traffic Directorate urges drivers to pay special attention to reindeer when driving in the area; it is to be expected that the animals will remain there throughout the summer.

In other news on, a police officer from Höfn was acquitted in the East Iceland District Court last week of charges of having abused his position to put down a wounded reindeer stuck in fencing and removed a piece of its meat for private consumption.

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