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Iceland Weather Warnings - Can I Still Collect My Green Motion Vehicle?

Iceland are experiencing their fourth severe storm in the space of a week.

The last reported storm erupted on the 7th December and was dubbed the most severe weather to hit Iceland in almost 25 years.

Despite the recently publicised extreme weather warnings, Iceland often experiences stormy weather throughout their Winter months, this can be noted when exploring previous years weather reports. Last winter, the period of November to March saw similar raging winds and huge snowstorms hit the country with only a couple of calmer days passing between each storm.

The conditions in Iceland continue to worsen as blizzards develop across the entirety of the country, there have been over 2 meters of snowfall in certain Northerly parts of Iceland whilst the South are experiencing ‘violent’ hurricane-force winds of 250 km. The whole of the country has been issued an orange weather warning with the northern section of land being issued the highest threat rating, a Red warning.

Our Green Motion Iceland rental station is located in South West Iceland, which is an area least affected by the storms. In spite of this, it is advised that customers contact the rental station directly to confirm whether they will be able to take their pre-booked vehicles –

Tel: +354 562 5888

Email: [email protected]

The Icelandic Met Office has released the following information about the current storm status for the North and South of Iceland:

Northerly snowstorm (Orange Warning) 08:00 – 18:00

North-easterly and then northerly storm (23-30 m/s) and heavy snow or blowing snow can also be expected with very poor visibility and deteriorating road conditions. The weather is likely to cause transport disturbances and travelling is not advised while the weather warning is in effect. Higher sea levels, wave height up to 10 m., are anticipated due to storm surge with the possibility of small boats being damaged or detached from the dock. People are advised to show caution and monitor weather forecasts. Travelling should be avoided.

Violent storm and severe blizzard (Red Warning) 18:00 – 11 Dec. at 02:00

A violent storm, 25 to 33 m/s and a severe blizzard is forecasted in the region. Very poor visibility and dangerous road conditions. The weather is likely to cause transport disturbances and travelling is not advised while the weather warning is in effect. Higher sea levels, wave heights up to 10 m., are anticipated due to storm surge with the possibility of small boats being damaged or detached from the dock. People are advised to show caution and monitor weather forecasts. Travelling should be avoided.

Wednesday 11th will see a severe windstorm spread with conditions worsening towards Vatna Glacier, into the SE parts of the country.

Please click here for an up to date review of the weather conditions in Iceland and please be sure to contact Green Motion Iceland if your travels are affected by the extreme weather.