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Weather Alert: Significant Flight Disruptions & Road closed between Reykjavik and Keflavik International Airport

Event:   The Keflavik International Airport has limited flight operations primarily because of staff’s limited ability to reach the airport due to local weather conditions. The closure of Highway 41 between Reykjavik and Keflavik International Airport because of high winds and deep snow drifts has stranded passengers at the airport and in the Keflavik city area.  The Icelandic ...
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American Citizens Encouraged to Remain Vigilant in Downtown Reykjavik November 25-27

Event:  Icelandic Police confirmed that they are investigating rumors of planned criminal violence in downtown Reykjavik the weekend of November 25-27.  The rumors appear to be linked to a conflict between two gangs that led to a stabbing attack at a Reykjavik nightclub on November 17.  Icelandic Police plan to maintain an increased presence in ...
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Department of State Counselor Derek Chollet visited Reykjavik, October 12-14, 2022

Department of State Counselor Derek Chollet visited Reykjavik, Iceland October 12-14 to participate in the 2022 Arctic Circle Assembly (ACA) and to meet with Icelandic officials and other Arctic partners.  While in Reykjavik, the Counselor highlighted the strong U.S. commitment to the Arctic, as outlined in the new U.S. National Strategy for the Arctic Region ...
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Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Embassy Reykjavik, Iceland (August 4, 2022)

Location: Iceland; volcanic eruption in Reykjanes peninsula, southwest Iceland Event:  The Icelandic Met Office has confirmed that a volcanic eruption has started in the area around Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwest Iceland.  The Keflavik International Airport is currently open. The Icelandic Civil Protection authorities have closed the area around the eruption to vehicles ...
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