Search for Polar Bear Continues Skip to content

Search for Polar Bear Continues

The Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter recommenced its search this morning for the polar bear reportedly seen in Húnaflói Bay yesterday, mbl.is reports.

coastguard01_ps

Inside a Coast Guard helicopter. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

According to the police in Blönduós, a search team and a marksman are on board the helicopter.

Images of footprints believed to belong to the bear, taken by RÚV cameraman Heiðar Mar Björnsson this morning, can be viewed here.

Police have asked people to alert them if they spot the polar bear and have asked the tourists who reported seeing the animal yesterday to contact them on 455-2666.

Click here to read about other instances of polar bears coming to shore in Iceland.

ZR

Sign up for our weekly newsletter

Get news from Iceland, photos, and in-depth stories delivered to your inbox every week!

* indicates required

Subscribe to Iceland Review

In-depth stories and high-quality photography showcasing life in Iceland!

Share article

Facebook
Twitter