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Lost Motorcyclists Found near Askja in Highlands

Search and rescue teams from the Mývatn district in northeast Iceland were called out at 7:30 pm last night to search for two young Italian tourists who got lost while traveling by motorcycle near the stratovolcano Askja in the highlands.

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Askja. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The tourists had set up camp but were cold because of sleet and snowfall. They managed to call the 112 emergency hotline and report their approximate location, ruv.is reports.

Search and rescue members traveled by jeep and found their camping location by Fjallsendi, to the north of Trölladyngja and west of Askja, around midnight.

The tourists were unharmed but rather cold. The search and rescue members brought them to the closest inhabited area around 7:30 this morning.

Click here to read more about the snowfall in north Iceland.

To check weather conditions, go to vedur.is, to check road conditions, go to vegagerdin.is and for general safety information to safetravel.is.

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