20 years ago avalanche fell on the small village of Súðavík

  • 20 years ago avalanche fell on the small village of Súðavík
Jul 14 2015

Twenty years ago, in January 1995, a 400-meter snow avalanche fell on the small village of Súðavík in the West Fjords. On the day of the avalanche, the weather was nothing less than devastating. People were buried in the snow and rescue squads faced number of obstacles and difficulties bringing help. The whole nation was in shock. After hours of digging and searching it was reviled that many homes had demolished, and fourteen people had lost their lives, among them eight children. Today the village has been rebuilt, although the area where the snow avalanche fell is empty. The four houses in the photo, painted in rainbow colors, indicate that the wonderful spirit of the people in Súðavík and the West Fjords has not been broken. People always find a way to regain their positive spirit and joy, even if they live in a shadow of a heartbreaking tragedy.