Due to heavy rainfall and increasing water, the road to Þórsmörk (F249) has been temporarily closed for traffic.
Numerous people attended a memorial service yesterday for the glacier Ok in the western Icelandic highlands, Morgunblaðið reports. A plaque was placed where the glacier used to be. „Í dag kveðjum við formlega jökulinn Ok en hann er fyrstur íslenskra jökla til að hverfa á tímum loftslagsbreytinga. Landslagið er vissulega enn þá fallegt, en fegurðin dvínar í augum okkar sem vitum hvað var þarna áður og hvers vegna það er horfið.“
A large rock fall has occurred at South Iceland’s famous Reynisfjara black sand beach and police say the eastern part of the popular tourist attraction is closed for safety reasons. / Karlmaður og barn slösuðust þegar grjót hrundi úr berginu fyrir ofan Reynisfjöru í dag. Lögreglan á Suðurlandi hefur lokað fyrir umferð fólks í fjörunni að hluta vegna grjóthrunsins.
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Due to weather conditions the footpaths are under strain and visitors are forced to walk outside designated paths. This causes increased damage to vegetation.
In June this year, the Katla Geopark staff attended a kick-off meeting in the Ruritage project. RURITAGE is a European project that aims at demonstrating how cultural and natural heritage can emerge as a driver of sustainable development and competitiveness of rural areas.
Rangers from the Environment Agency of Iceland continue their beach cleaning campaign around Dyrhólaey on Oktober 27th at 13:00 (01:00 PM). We encourage everyone able to show up and join this excellent initiative.
On 12th of October this year, a 100 years have passed since the eruption began in Katla volcano that underlies the Mýrdalsjökull Ice Cap. The eruption in 1918 was one of the longest in Katla‘s Caldera in historical times. The eruption caused a massive glacial outburst flood and produced huge amounts of ash that spread over 60.000 km2 around Iceland.