Passengers stranded in Iceland, Foreign Office updates travel advice

By Linsey McNeill
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Travellers are stranded in Reykjavik due to extreme weather which has affected transfers to and from Iceland’s international airport.

Airlines including easyJet, Icelandair and PLAY were forced to cancel flights from Keflavik International today.

A spokesperson for PLAY told Travel Gossip the road to the airport was closed due to drifting snow.

“The status of flights is in constant status analysis throughout the day,” they added.

The Foreign Office (FCDO) said severe weather is affecting people across the Reykjanesbaer peninsular, where the capital Reykjavik is located.

 “High winds and dangerous icy road conditions are affecting transfers from Keflavik International Airport,” it added.

Emergency services have set up an emergency shelter nearby and are also providing blankets and water at the airport for those stranded, said the FCDO.

“They are doing everything they can to move passengers on to hotel accommodation in the area as conditions allow.”

Passengers stuck at Keflavik International are being advised to listen to announcements from airport staff.

“If you need urgent medical assistance, please make yourself known to the authorities or airport staff or call 112,” added the FCDO.

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