American Tourists Rescued From Iceberg

Note to future tourists in Iceland: a glacier is no place for a picnic. Four Americans learned that lesson the hard way this week when the piece of ice on which they decided to set up their table and chairs for dinner began to drift away from the shore. Luckily, one of the picnickers was able to jump back to land and call for help. “When we arrived it was quite comical to see them sitting on chairs and with a table on an iceberg,” said Páll Sigurður Vignisson, part of the team that rescued the floating dinner party. In all seriousness, Vignisson told the Iceland news service RUV, the situation could have turned dangerous. “We never know how ice will behave, if it rolls over and when—we just don’t know.”