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Motorists warned to keep an eye out for reindeer wandering on the Ring Road in East Iceland

By Staff

  • Reindeer The reindeer population in Iceland is estimated to be 4,000 animals. Photo/Vilhelm

At this time of year reindeer who live in the mountains and central highlands of East Iceland will start to make their way closer to the coast, visiting towns and farms. This also means drivers need to be extra vigilant!

Read more: The story of the wild reindeer herds in the Eastfjords

The Icelandic Road and Coastal Authority and the East Iceland Nature Research Center, which monitors the reindeer flocks in East Iceland, have issued a warning to drivers to be on the lookout for reindeer in the Eastfjords and South East Iceland, east of Öræfajökull glacier. Drivers in the area area are also asked to show caution due to icy conditions on the Ring Road.

 

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