The hiker who went missing yesterday in Seyðisfjörður was found dead on Strandartindur last night. It is believed that the man, a foreign traveller, fell on the cliffs of the mountain, RÚV reports.
The man set out alone on a hike from Seyðisfjörður yesterday morning. His friends, awaiting him in town, contacted police after being unable to reach him via phone. A search effort was launched, and the area around Strandartindur was surveyed with drones. Around noon, the police requested further assistance from search-and-rescue units in East and Northeast Iceland.
According to Davíð Már Bjarnason, ICE-SAR’s public relations officer, the conditions on the mountain were difficult, RÚV reports. Approximately eighty people took part in the search, among them individuals specialized in mountain rescue.
An investigation of the accident is currently underway. Speaking to Iceland Review this morning, the Police in East Iceland could offer no further comment.