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Icebergs off Iceland’s West Fjords, No Polar Bears

Two large icebergs are currently drifting on the sailing route off the coast of the West Fjords and may prove dangerous to vessels. Chunks of ice have started breaking off from the icebergs which are difficult to pick up on radars.


From Greenland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

These chunks of ice are especially dangerous for small fishing boats, reports.

One of the icebergs is off Ísafjardardjúp, approximately nine nautical miles from the shore, and the other off Dýrafjördur only six and a half nautical miles from land.

The control center of the Icelandic Coast Guards has received many reports on the icebergs. No polar bears have been spotted, though; polar bears sometimes swim to Iceland after being carried towards the country on icebergs from Greenland.

Click here to read about the last polar bear sighted and killed in Iceland.


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