After a knife attack at a nightclub, several embassies in Iceland have urged travelers from their country to be careful when walking through downtown Reykjavík. In the attack last Thursday, a group of 27 people attacked and injured three men with knives. Now rumors are circulating about a planned revenge attack.
Police suspect they are members of rival gangs and are investigating rumors of a planned revenge crime coming weekend.
Tourists should avoid crowds
The US embassy urged Americans in the Icelandic capital to avoid crowds and follow media reports. The British Embassy on Facebook advised travelers from the UK on Wednesday to be vigilant and take precautions. The German embassy in Reykjavík is also monitoring the situation in the capital, as a spokesman said: “We are in contact with the police and are working closely with them.”
Austria: No reason to change safety instructions
Austria sees no reason to change the safety instructions, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said when asked by APA. Iceland is one of the countries with good safety standards. But criminal incidents can also occur in such countries, the spokeswoman emphasizes. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs therefore recommends making a travel registration for all trips abroad. Only two travelers in Iceland are currently registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.