Iceland – Earthquake and Volcanic Activity and Strikes 

Incident 1: Earthquake and Volcanic Activity and Strikes 

Icelandic Post has declared a state of emergency after a series of earthquakes in the Reykjanes peninsula. A risk of a volcanic activity in or around the town of Grindavik has led to authorities ordering the town’s evacuation which is expected to last for a minimum of two weeks.

During this time Icelandic Post will not be able to deliver mail in Grindavik (post codes 240-241). Registered items will be forwarded as possible to temporary addresses of residents. As a result, delays are expected for this region until situation returns to normal.

Incident 2 – Air Traffic Controller Strike

Icelandic Post has informed that the union for Air traffic controllers has announced strike action this week with stoppages on Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th of December from 04:00 – 10:00.

Ongoing discussion continues to try find resolution. However, if the strike goes ahead, flight cancellations and delays can be expected on and around these dates as result.