Víðir Reynisson


Víðir Reynisson

Vídir Reynisson is Chief Superintendent and head of Iceland's Civil Protection and Emergency Management at the National Commissioner of Police in Iceland. Vidir s background is in Search and Rescue (SAR), ranging from field searches for missing persons to command and control of SAR operations. He has participated in commanding a number of large operations such as the response in 1995 two avalanches in north-west Iceland that killed 40 people and left many more homeless and two earthquakes in 2000 and 2008 which caused extensive injuries, wreaked havoc on hundreds of homes and left thousands in fear. Volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull 2010, Grímsvötn 2011 and Bárðabunga 2014. Vidir has played a leading role in the process of re-building the stricken society in the aftermath. He has been active in the EU and EFTA and UN civil protection arena both on strategy and operational level. Vidir has been að member of ICESAR since 1986.

Covid 19 - how did Iceland manage the pandemic?

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Covid 19 was not the only crisis Iceland had to deal with for the last two years. Eruptions, winter storms, floods, landslides and avalanches to name a few made the Covid 19 response very challenging.