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German tourists missing in Iceland

By Iceland Review

The police are searching for two German tourists who have been missing since August 17. According to their traveling schedule, they planned to travel from Reykjavík to Vatnajökull glacier July 29 or 30, but failed to return.

The two young men, Thomas Grundt and Matthias Hinz, planned to travel around the mountain range by Vatnajökull, by Langisjór Lake, in Skaftafell national park and Lónsöraefi wilderness, in an area northeast of the glacier, Morgunbladid reports.

Grundt and Hinz planned to return from that tour on August 12 and return to Germany with a flight on August 17. When they failed to board the plane they were reported missing.

Grundt is 24, 185 to 188 cm tall, very slim, almost skinny. He has fair hair and wears glasses. He was probably dressed in a purple or bright green jacket and black trousers.

Hinz is 29, 174 to 175 cm tall, rather slim but strongly built. He has dark blond hair, but may have shaved it off. He was probably wearing an orange jacket with maroon shoulders, black and grey trousers.

The police ask anyone who was in the area around Vatnajökull glacier between late July and now and may have seen Grundt or Hinz to contact the capital region police. Tel: (+354) 444-1000.

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