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Should Yellow Alert Require Cancelation?

A yellow weather alert does not automatically mean that organized trips in Iceland must be canceled.

Icelandair Hires 100 Fewer Pilots than Planned

Due to the continued grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets, Icelandair will employ 100 fewer pilots this summer than plans made in 2019 had called for.

Two Earthquakes on Reykjanes Ridge Overnight

Earthquake map, Jan. 24, 2020. Two earthquakes, of magnitude more than 3, shook the Reykjanes ridge around 5 am this morning.

Iceland Ranks 11th on Corruption Index

Ţorsteinn Már Baldvinsson, CEO of Samherji. Iceland ranks 11th on the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index, just published by Transparency International.

Most Flights at KEF Airport Canceled

Inclement weather affects international as well as domestic flight today, in addition to bus service. Due to inclement weather, most flights to and from Keflavík International Airport today have been canceled.

Damon Albarn to Perform at Harpa in June

Damon Albarn. English musican, singer and songwriter Damon Albarn has long dreamt of composing a piece about the view from the window of his house in Iceland.

Chinese Couple Died of Hypothermia

The bodies were discovered near the American plane wreck on Sólheimasandur beach. Preliminary findings from the autopsies of the bodies of a young Chinese couple, discovered January 16 in Sólheimasandur, South Iceland, suggest that they died of hypothermia.

Stuck on Mountain Top for 12 Days

From Gunnólfsvíkurfjall mountain. He was stuck at the top of a mountain for 12 days, due to severe weather.

Hidden Danger in the Highlands

From last night's rescue operation. If you plan to drive in the central highlands in Iceland this winter, make sure you know of a hidden danger on the way, which could be life-threatening.

No Travel Advised in Central Highlands Wednesday Night

Please respect all road closures. The Icelandic Met Office has issued a yellow weather alert for Breiđafjörđur in West Iceland, the West Fjords, Northwest Iceland and the central highlands.