Icelandair has cancelled all flights arriving or departing from Keflavik Airport on Thursday morning, due to extreme weather conditions.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings in five regions, starting this evening. According to Birta Líf Kristinsdóttir, a meteorologist at the Met Office, all regions in Iceland will be affected by a deep depression that is forecast to cross the country tonight.
In a travel alert on Icelandair’s website, it says that passengers who experience disruptions due to the cancellations will be rebooked automatically. Instead of having to contact the airline, they will receive a new itinerary via e-mail.
Eruption site closed
The Reykjanes Police District announced earlier today that the Geldingadalir eruption site will be closed to visitors due to extreme weather.
“Travelling in this weather is not advisable. Furthermore, the weather may complicate rescue operations and monitoring in the area,” says in the announcement.
The Met Office has advised travellers to monitor the situation closely. Road closures are common during severe winter storms and driving conditions can be dangerous.
The weather in Iceland has been quite rough during these first days of the year. New Year’s Day was extremely cold and windy in the capital. Two days ago, the eastern region of the country was hit by a storm that caused damage to breakwaters in the town of Vopnafjörður.