The Icelandic Met Office issued a warning because of a thunderstorm that hit Iceland’s highland around Kjölur yesterday. Tourists in the area described it as the worst thunderstorm they’ve experienced—the weather phenomenon is highly unusual in Iceland.
Kerlingarfjöll. Foto: Geir Ólafsson/Iceland Review.
A group of hikers traveling in the Kerlingarfjöll area told mbl.is that the air had become so electrified that their hair had stood on end.
Fortunately a foreigner, who was traveling with the Icelanders and was more used to thunder and lightning, advised them to go sit the storm out inside their cars.